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Inside Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Third Edition
Author David A. Solomon and Mark E. Russinovich
Pages 944
Disk 1 Companion CD(s)
Level Intermediate
Published 08/16/2000
ISBN 9780735610217
ISBN-10 0-7356-1021-5
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Index


Special Characters
6-color printers,  16

A
A-B cables,  44
About This Computer dialog box,  9–10, 9
A-B switches,  43
acquiring images
    with digital cameras,  145
    with scanners,  50, 57–58
Adaptec converters,  45
add-ons,  116
ADFs (automatic document feeders),  32, 94
Adobe Acrobat,  169
Adobe PhotoDeluxe
    activating scanning program,  49
    adding text,  104–6, 106, 107
    adjusting brightness and contrast,  108
    changing canvas size,  103–4, 103
    changing image orientation,  99–100, 100
    copying or cloning images,  113–14, 114
    cropping images,  98
    file format,  169
    as imaging software,  19, 19 (see also imaging software)
    painting on images,  115–16
    resizing images,  101
    reviewing image resolution,  83
    saving images,  63, 64, 64
    selecting parts of images,  110–11
    setting up,  95
    zooming images,  96–97
Adobe Photoshop
    activating scanning program,  50
    adding text,  104–6, 106
    adjusting brightness and contrast,  108
    changing canvas size,  103–4, 103
    changing image orientation,  99–100, 100
    converting images to RGB format,  116
    copying or cloning images,  113–14, 114
    cropping images,  98
    file format,  59, 169
    as imaging software,  19, 19 (see also imaging software)
    painting on images,  115–16
    resizing images,  101
    reviewing image resolution,  83
    saving images,  63, 64
    selecting parts of images,  110–11
    setting up,  95
    two views of same image,  97
    zooming images,  96–97
advanced mode,  50–52, 51, 87
air batteries,  132
Alt key,  55
Apple System Profiler,  14
artwork. See line art
attachments,  e-mail, 161–64
attributes,  scanner. See features, scanner
audio recordings,  134
Auto Adjustment options,  94
automatic document feeders (ADF),  32, 94
automatic focus,  136

B
bandwidth,  157
battery issues,  digital camera, 124, 132, 140–41
beginner mode,  50–52, 51
best resolution,  68–69
bi-directional printer port mode,  42
bit depth. See color depth,  scanner
black and white images
    color depth,  81–82
    digital camera pictures,  167
    scanner resolution,  78
black ink cartridges,  16
blowing up images,  104
BMP format,  105, 169
brightness
    adjusting,  with imaging software, 91, 107–9, 107, 108
    adjusting,  with scanning program, 91, 109
    optical density and,  27
bundled software,  18, 30–31, 136
buying
    digital cameras,  136 (see also features, digital camera)
    RAM on Internet,  10
    scanners (see features,  scanner)

C
C drive,  12
cable connectors,  scanner, 39
cable converters,  45
cameras. See digital cameras
canvas size,  changing, 103–4, 103, 105
capturing images. See acquiring images
cartoon bubbles,  creating, 107
CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) sensor,  31, 132
CD-R (recordable CD-ROM) drives,  13, 62
central processing unit (CPU),  14
Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) sensor,  31, 132
checking RAM. See RAM (random access memory)
CIS (Contact Image Sensor) sensor,  32, 132
clicking shutter button,  145
cloning images,  111–14, 112, 114
CMOS Image sensor,  32, 132
color depth,  scanner, 27, 79–81, 80
    black and white,  81–82
    choosing,  82
    colors and,  80–81, 80
    cost and,  27, 33
    monitor resolution and,  79
    scanner resolution and,  79, 80
color ink printers,  15–16
color laser printers,  15
color negatives. See negatives
color printers,  15–17
    color depth,  27
    digital camera,  16, 131
    laser,  15
    paper for,  17
    photo ink,  16
    printing pictures,  124, 131
    resolution,  72, 77
    scanner connections and,  41–43, 42
    standard ink,  15
color slides. See slides
Command+I keyboard command,  12
CompactFlash (CF) memory cards,  128, 128
compression and JPEG format,  160–61
computer cable connector,  scanner, 38, 39
computer graphics,  6–21
    color printers and,  15–17
    computer hardware requirements,  6–14 (see also computers)
    digital cameras and,  3 (see also digital cameras; digital photography)
    graphics file types,  169 (see also graphics file formats)
    image editing (see image editing)
    images (see images; pictures)
    Internet images (see Internet images)
    resolution (see resolution)
    scanners and,  2 (see also digital scanning; scanners)
    service bureau output,  18
    software,  7, 18–19, 19–20 (see also software)
    task list,  20–21
    this book about,  2–3
computers,  6–14
    color printers,  15–17
    digital camera connections to,  149–50
    digital camera picture transfer to (see picture transfer)
    graphics programs and,  7
    hard drive space,  10–13
    Macintosh (see Macintosh computers)
    memory card readers,  129, 149
    microprocessor speed,  14
    monitors and (see monitor resolution)
    printer ports (see printer port interface,  scanner)
    RAM,  7–10
    recommendations,  6–7
    scanner connections to,  38, 39 (see also connecting scanners)
    scanner interfaces to,  28–29 (see also interfaces, scanner)
    upgrading,  14, 28, 43
    Windows PCs (see Microsoft Windows; PC computers)
configuration
    printer port,  42
    SCSI,  44–45
connecting digital cameras,  149–50
connecting scanners,  41–45
    power cable,  41
    printer port daisy chain problems,  43
    using printer port,  41–43, 42
    using SCSI port,  44–45
    using USB or FireWire port,  43–44
connectors,  scanner, 39
consumer scanners and digital cameras,  18, 25
Contact Image Sensor (CIS) sensor,  32, 132
contrast
    adjusting,  with imaging software, 91, 107–9, 107, 108
    adjusting,  with scanning program, 91, 109
Control Panel,  73–74, 74, 105, 150, 151
Control Strip,  Macintosh, 74, 74
copier paper,  17
copying
    images,  111–14, 112, 114
    pictures,  122
copy machines,  scanners as, 167
copyrights,  53
Corel PHOTO-PAINT,  19
cost
    color ink printers,  16
    color laser printers,  15
    digital cameras,  122–23, 125
    digital film vs. film,  122
    hard drive,  13
    printer paper,  17
    RAM,  10
    scanners,  24–25, 33, 33, 156
CPU (central processing unit),  14
cropping images,  55–57, 56, 98
cross-hair pointer,  56, 56
Crucial Technology,  10
CYMK printers,  15

D
D drive,  12
daisy chain problems,  43
deleting pictures,  122, 144, 147
density. See optical density (OD),  scanner
descreen filters,  92–93, 92, 93
deselecting parts of images,  111
digital cameras,  3, 120–37. See also digital photography
    advantages of,  3
    audio recordings,  134
    battery issues,  132
    choosing,  124–27
    digital film concept,  120–24
    disk storage,  129–30
    features,  131–36
    focus types,  135–36
    image sensor type,  132
    installing,  with Windows Millennium, 150, 151
    LCD panel vs. optical viewfinder,  132–34, 133
    lens options,  135
    megapixels and,  125–27, 126
    memory card storage,  128–29, 128
    perils of digital film,  122–24
    printers for,  16, 131
    professional vs. consumer,  18
    questions to ask when buying,  136
    resolution,  69
    rewards of digital film,  121–22
    as scanners,  3, 30
    setting up,  140–43
    software,  18, 136
    still vs. video,  121
    task list,  137
    transferring pictures to computers,  130–31
    using flash,  142–43
    using software specific to,  151–52, 152
digital film,  120–24
    concept of,  120–21
    perils of,  122–24
    rewards of,  121–22
digital information display,  141
digital photography,  140–53. See also computer graphics; digital cameras
    choosing resolution,  143–44, 144
    deleting images,  147
    framing images,  145
    pictures (see pictures)
    picture transfer to computers (see picture transfer)
    playing back images,  146, 146
    questions and answers,  167–68
    setting up cameras,  140–43
    taking pictures,  143–45
    taking pictures with shutter button,  145
    task list,  153
    using flash,  142–43
digital printing houses,  18
digital scanning,  48–65. See also computer graphics; scanners
    acquiring images,  57–58
    activating scanning program,  49–50, 49–50
    beginner vs. advanced mode,  50–52, 51
    copyrights and,  53
    defined,  2
    digital cameras and,  3, 30 (see also digital cameras)
    images (see images)
    image size (see display size; file size)
    loading original,  52–54
    previewing images,  54–55
    questions and answers,  167–68
    quitting imaging software,  65
    running imaging software,  48
    running scanning program,  49–58
    saving images (see saving images)
    scanning program features,  52
    selecting and cropping images,  55–57, 56
    task list,  65
    when scanner is not found,  50
digital zoom lenses,  135
disk storage. See CD-R (recordable CD-ROM) drives; floppy disks; hard disk drives; Zip disks
Display Properties dialog box,  73–74, 74
display size
    changing (see zooming)
    changing canvas,  103–4, 103, 105
    monitor resolution and,  75–76, 76
    resolution and,  58
dithered images,  159, 160
document management software,  32
dots per inch (dpi),  25, 25, 69
draft printing,  17
driver software,  scanner, 30

E
E drive,  12
electronic memory storage,  128–29, 128
e-mail,  sending images via, 161–65, 163, 164
    image resolution and,  78
    image size and,  58
    problems with,  155–57, 164–65, 168
    sending images to Web,  165
    using Outlook Express,  161–64, 163, 164
e-mail address,  author’s, 168
enlarging images. See resizing images; zooming
EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) format,  169
EPSON PhotoPC camera,  141, 144, 151–52, 152
expansion cards,  28, 43
exporting images,  64
eyedropper tool,  116

F
fair use,  copyright and, 53
features,  digital camera, 124–36
    audio recording,  134
    batteries,  132
    bundled software,  136
    image sensors,  132
    LCD panes vs. optical viewfinders,  132–34, 133
    lens options,  135–36
    picture storage,  128–30, 128
    picture transfer,  130–31
    resolution,  125–27, 126
features,  scanner, 24–33, 33
    automatic document feeders,  32
    bundled software,  30–31
    color depth,  27
    cost and,  24–25, 33, 33
    image sensor,  31–32
    interfaces,  28–29
    optical density,  27–28
    researching,  on Internet, 25, 34
    resolution,  25–26, 25
    size and type,  30
    speed,  30
    task list,  33–34
    transparency adapters,  32
features,  scanning program, 52, 94
file formats. See graphics file formats
file size
    calculating,  in scanning program, 94
    changing (see resizing images)
    computer disk space and,  7, 10
    cropping and,  98 (see also cropping images)
    digital camera picture,  126
    e-mail and,  58
    grayscale images,  82
    Internet images,  59, 60, 156–59
    monitor resolution and,  75–76, 76
    resolution and,  58, 69–72, 70, 71
    TIFF format,  60
fill-in flash,  142
film vs. digital film,  122. See also  digital film
film negatives. See negatives
filters,  applying, 92–93, 92, 93
Finder,  12
FireWire interface
    hard drives and,  13
    digital cameras and,  130–31, 150
    scanners and,  29, 43–44
fixed focus,  135
flash,  digital camera, 142–43
flatbed scanners,  30
flipping images. See orientation,  changing
floppy disks
    digital camera,  129–30, 131, 140–41, 147–49, 148
    saving images to,  62
focus,  digital camera, 135–36
formats. See graphics file formats
framing digital camera pictures,  145
GB (gigabyte),  7
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) format,  59–60, 169
    CompuServe and,  64
    Internet and,  59, 60
    JPEG vs.,  159–61, 160, 168
    saving images in,  64, 64

G
gigabyte (GB),  7
glass,  scanner, 30, 37, 54–55
graphics. See computer graphics; images; pictures
graphics file formats,  48, 59–60, 169
    BMP,  105
    compression and JPEG,  161
    GIF,  JPEG, and TIFF, 60
    GIF vs. JPEG,  159–61, 160
    Internet and,  156–57
    popular,  169
    saving images in GIF,  64, 64
    saving images in JPEG,  TIFF, or other, 63–64, 63
    saving images in native,  60–62, 61
graphics file size. See file size
graphics resolution. See resolution
graphics software,  7, 18–19, 19–20. See also imaging software; scanning program
grayscale,  81–82, 167

H
hand-held scanners,  30
hand tool,  57
hard disk drives,  10–13
    adding,  13
    checking available space on Macintosh,  12–13, 13
    checking available space on Windows PC,  11–12, 11
    digital film and,  123
    measurement of,  7
    recommendations,  6, 10
hardware. See computers
hubs,  USB, 44

I
IDs,  SCSI, 44–45
image calculators,  94
image editing,  86–117
    adding text,  104–6, 106, 107
    adjusting brightness and contrast,  91, 107–9, 107, 108
    applying filters and other adjustments,  92–93, 92, 93
    bundled software,  18, 31
    changing canvas size,  103–4, 103
    changing orientation,  89–91, 90, 99–100, 100
    color depth and,  79, 82
    converting color images to grayscale,  82
    copying and cloning,  111–14, 112, 114
    creating cartoon bubbles,  107
    creating wallpaper,  105, 169
    digital camera pictures,  152
    editing text,  167–68
    image resolution and,  78
    with imaging software,  94–117 (see also imaging software)
    resizing,  87–89, 88, 100–104, 101, 103
    running scanning program,  86–87
    saving images (see saving images)
    with scanning program,  55–57, 56, 86–94 (see also scanning program)
    scanning program features,  94
    selecting and cropping images,  55–57, 56, 98
    selecting parts of images,  110–11
    setting up imaging software,  95
    task list,  117
    touching-up or painting,  114–16
    Undo command and,  116–17 (see also Undo command)
    zooming,  55, 96–97
image resolution. See also resolution
    calculating,  69–72, 70, 71
    monitor resolution and,  75–76, 76
images
    copyrights and,  53
    digital camera (see digital cameras; digital photography; pictures)
    display size (see display size; zooming)
    editing (see image editing)
    file size (see file size; resizing images)
    formats (see graphics file formats)
    Internet (see Internet images)
    resolution,  69–72, 70, 71 (see also image resolution; resolution)
    saving (see saving images)
    scanning (see digital scanning; scanners)
image sensors
    digital camera,  132
    optical density and,  28
    resolution and,  26
    scanner,  31–32, 37–38, 37
Imaging for Windows,  49, 83
imaging software,  94–117
    activating scanning program from,  49–50, 87
    adding text,  104–6, 106, 107
    adjusting brightness and contrast,  107–9, 107, 108
    Adobe PhotoDeluxe (see Adobe PhotoDeluxe)
    Adobe Photoshop (see Adobe Photoshop)
    bundled,  18, 30–31
    changing canvas size,  100, 103–4, 103
    changing image orientation,  91, 99–100, 100
    computer hardware and,  7
    copying and cloning images,  111–14, 112, 114
    creating cartoon bubbles,  107
    creating wallpaper,  105
    cropping images,  56, 98
    native graphics file formats,  59, 60–62, 61
    playing with images and Undo command,  116–17
    popular,  7, 18–19, 19–20
    quitting,  65
    resizing images,  75–76, 76, 100–103, 101, 158
    running,  48
    saving images (see saving images)
    selecting parts of images,  110–11
    setting up,  95
    task list,  117
    touching-up or painting images,  114–16
    transferring digital camera pictures,  151
    when scanner is not found,  50
    zooming,  96–97
importing images,  50
ink jet paper,  17
ink printers,  color, 15–16
installing
    digital cameras,  150, 151
    digital camera software,  149
    scanner software,  31, 40
interfaces,  scanner
    types of,  28–29
    using printer port,  41–43, 42
    using SCSI,  44–45
    using USB or FireWire,  43–44
interference filters,  92–93, 92, 93
Internet. See also Web (World Wide Web)
    bandwidth,  157
    images (see Internet images)
    researching copyrights,  53
    researching scanners on,  25, 34
Internet images,  156–65
    choosing GIF or JPEG formats,  59, 60, 159–61, 160
    compression and JPEG format,  161
    e-mail problems,  155–57, 164–65, 168
    formatting,  156–61
    scanning resolution for,  78, 78
    sending,  to the Web, 165
    sending,  via e-mail, 161–65, 163, 164
    sizing,  157–59
    task list,  165
interpolated resolution
    digital camera,  127
    scanner,  26
inverting images,  89–91, 90

J
Jaz drives,  13
JPEG/JPG (Joint Photographics Experts Group) format,  59–60, 169
    compression and,  161
    GIF vs.,  159–61, 160, 168
    Internet and,  59, 60
    saving images in,  63–64, 63

K
Kai’s Photo Soap,  19
Kai’s Super Goo,  20

L
laser printers,  color, 15
Lasso tool,  55–57, 56, 110
layers,  text and, 167–68
LCD panels,  digital camera, 132–34, 133, 145, 146, 146
lens options,  digital camera, 135
lid,  scanner, 36, 37, 54
line art,  59, 78, 78, 81–82, 159–60, 168
lines per inch (lpi),  93
Lithium-Ion batteries,  132
locking mechanism,  scanner, 39, 45
lossy compression,  160
low-end scanners,  25
lpi (lines per inch),  93

M
Macintosh computers. See also computers
    adding hard drives,  13
    checking available hard drive space,  12–13, 13
    checking microprocessor speed,  14
    checking RAM,  9–10, 10
    copying pictures from floppy disks,  147–49
    PICT format,  169
    saving images,  61
    setting monitor resolution,  74–75, 74, 75
    USB interfaces,  28
macro ability,  digital camera, 135
magnifying images,  55, 58, 76, 76, 96–97
manual focus,  135–36
Maximum Interpolated Resolution (MIR),  26
MB (megabyte),  7, 9
megahertz (MHz),  14
megapixels,  125–27, 126
memory. See RAM (random access memory)
memory card readers,  129, 131, 149
memory card storage,  digital camera, 128–29, 128, 131, 140–41, 149
MHz (megahertz),  14
microphones,  digital camera, 134
microprocessors,  6, 7, 14
Microsoft Home Publishing Suite,  19
Microsoft Outlook Express,  161–64, 163, 164
Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000,  20, 59
Microsoft Picture It! 2000,  20
Microsoft Windows
    BMP format,  105, 169
    checking available hard drive space,  11–12, 12
    checking RAM,  8–9, 9
    copying pictures from floppy disks,  147–49, 148
    creating wallpaper,  105
    installing digital cameras using Windows Millennium,  150, 151
    RAM and versions of,  9
    saving images,  61
    setting monitor resolution,  73–74, 74
mid-range scanners,  25
modifying images. See image editing
moiré patterns,  92–93, 92, 93
monitor resolution,  73–76
    color depth and,  79
    image resolution and,  75–76, 76
    Internet and,  158, 159
    setting,  on Macintosh, 74–75, 74, 75
    setting,  on Windows PC, 73–74, 74
Monitors control panel,  75, 75
monochrome images,  81–82
moving images,  57
multipass scanners,  30
My Computer icon,  11, 148
My Pictures folder,  62

N
narrow bandwidth,  157
native formats
    saving images in,  59, 60–62, 61
    size and,  156
negatives,  26, 27, 32, 38, 78. See also transparency adapters (TAs)
networks,  15
NiCad batteries,  132
NiHM batteries,  132

O
OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
    automatic document feeders and,  32
    scanner resolution and,  26, 79
    software,  31
optical density (OD),  scanner, 27–28
optical resolution
    digital camera,  127
    scanner,  26
optical viewfinders,  digital camera, 132–34, 133
optical zoom lenses,  135
Option key,  55
orientation,  changing
    with imaging software,  91, 99–100, 100
    with scanning program,  89–91, 90
Outlook Express,  161–64, 163, 164
output
    color printers (see color printers)
    printing pictures,  124, 131
    resolution and,  68, 72, 77–79, 78
    service bureau,  18

P
paint brush tool,  115
painting on images,  113–14, 114–16
paper,  printer, 17, 124
parallel port/interface. See printer port interface,  scanner
parts,  scanner, 37–39, 37, 38
pass through connectors,  39
PC computers. See also computers
    checking available hard drive space,  11–12, 11
    checking microprocessor speed,  14
    checking RAM,  8–9, 9
    copying pictures from floppy disks,  147–49, 148
    saving images,  61, 62
    setting monitor resolution,  73–74, 74
    USB ports,  28
PDF (Portable Document Format) format,  169
performance. See speed
PhotoDeluxe. See Adobe PhotoDeluxe
PhotoDraw 2000,  20, 59
photo-editing software,  18, 31, 48. See also image editing; imaging software
photographic paper,  17, 124
photographs
    digital camera (see pictures)
    JPEG and,  59, 60, 160, 168
    resolution and editing,  72, 78, 78
    scanning,  3, 81–82, 167
photography. See digital photography
photo ink printers,  15, 16
PHOTO-PAINT,  19
photo printers,  digital camera, 16, 131
Photoshop. See Adobe Photoshop
Photo Soap,  19
PICT format,  169
Picture It! 2000,  20
pictures
    black and white,  167
    choosing resolution for,  143–44, 144
    deleting,  147
    editing,  152 (see also image editing)
    framing,  145
    of photographs,  167
    playing back,  146, 146
    printing,  124
    resizing,  for Internet, 157–59
    resolution of,  123
    storage of,  128–30, 128
    taking,  with shutter button, 145
    transferring,  to computers (see picture transfer)
picture transfer,  147–52
    with camera-specific software,  151–52, 152
    connecting cameras to computers,  149–50
    disadvantages,  123
    with floppy disks,  147–49, 148
    installing cameras with Windows Millennium,  150, 151
    with memory card readers,  149
    methods,  130–31
pixels,  73
playing back digital camera images,  146, 146
play mode,  146, 147
Polygon tool,  110
posting images to Web,  165
power cable connector,  scanner, 38, 39, 41
power lamp,  scanner, 38
power switch,  scanner, 38–39, 38
previewing
    images,  52, 54–55
    images in e-mail,  164
    pictures,  134, 146
price. See cost
printer port interface,  scanner, 28
    connectors,  39
    daisy chain problems,  43
    using,  41–43, 42
printer resolution,  77
printers. See color printers
printing pictures,  124, 131
professional scanners and digital cameras,  18, 25
programs. See software
properties,  hard drive, 11–12, 11

Q
questions
    to author,  168
    digital scanning and photography,  167–68
    when buying digital cameras,  136

R
RAM (random access memory),  7–10
    abbreviations for,  7
    adding,  10
    checking,  on Macintosh, 9–10, 10
    checking,  on Windows PC, 8–9, 8
    graphics files and,  7
    recommendations,  6
rechargeable batteries,  132, 140–41
recordable CD-ROM (CD-R) drives,  13, 62
record mode,  145
red-eye reducers,  143
reducing images. See resizing images
removable disk drives,  13, 18, 62, 130
resizing images. See also display size; file size
    canvas size and,  103–4, 103, 105
    with imaging software,  75–76, 76, 100–104, 101, 103
    for Internet,  157–59
    with scanning program,  57, 87–89, 88
    wallpaper and,  105
resolution,  68–83
    choosing best,  68–69, 72, 77–79, 78
    color depth and,  79–82, 80
    determining image,  83
    digital camera (see resolution,  digital camera)
    film,  vs. digital film, 123
    image,  69–72, 70, 71
    image size and,  58
    importance of,  68–69
    monitor,  73–76, 74, 75, 76
    printer,  77
    resizing images and,  88–89, 102
    scanner (see resolution,  scanner)
    task list,  82–83
resolution,  digital camera
    choosing,  69, 143–44, 144
    digital film,  123
    megapixels,  125–27, 126
resolution,  scanner
    choosing best,  68–69, 72, 77–79, 78
    cost and,  24, 25–26, 25
    image sensors and,  26
    optical vs. interpolated,  26
RGB format,  116
rotating images. See orientation,  changing

S
saving images,  59–64
    in GIF format,  64, 64
    graphics file formats,  59–60
    in imaging software,  95
    in JPEG,  TIFF, or other formats, 63–64, 63
    in native format,  60–62, 61
scaling images,  88–89, 88. See also resizing images
Scan buttons,  52, 57–58
scanners,  2, 24–34, 36–46. See also digital scanning
    advantages of,  2
    attributes (see features,  scanner)
    automatic document feeders,  32
    bundled software,  18, 30–31
    color depth,  27, 79–82, 80
    connecting,  to computers, 41–45
    as copy machines,  167
    cost,  24–25, 33, 33, 156
    digital cameras as,  3, 30 (see also digital cameras)
    image sensors,  31–32
    imaging software and finding,  50
    installing software for,  31, 40
    interfaces,  28–29
    optical density,  27–28
    parts of,  37–39, 37, 38
    professional vs. consumer,  18
    researching,  on Internet, 25, 34
    resolution,  25–26, 25
    resolution,  choosing best, 68–69, 72, 77–79, 78, 89
    size and type,  30
    speed,  30
    task lists,  33–34, 46
    transparency adapters,  32
    turning on,  45
    unlocking,  39
    unpacking,  36–37
Scanners and Cameras folder,  150, 151
scanning. See digital scanning
scanning program,  31, 49–58, 86–94
    acquiring images,  57–58
    activating,  49–50, 49–50, 86–87
    adjusting brightness and contrast,  91, 109
    applying filters and other adjustments,  92–93, 92, 93
    beginner vs. advanced mode,  50–52, 51
    changing orientation,  89–91, 90
    features,  52, 94
    loading original,  52–54
    previewing images,  54–55
    resizing images,  87–89, 88
    selecting and cropping images,  55–57, 56
    task list,  117
screen resolution. See monitor resolution
SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) interface
    hard drives and,  13
    scanners and,  29, 44–45
selecting
    images,  55–57, 56
    parts of images,  110–11
self-terminating devices,  45
send mode,  digital camera, 152
serial ports,  picture transfer and, 130
service bureau output,  18
service policies,  136
setting up
    digital cameras,  140–43
    imaging software,  95
shipping scanners,  39
shutter buttons,  digital camera, 142, 145
Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras,  121
single-pass scanners,  30
six-color printers,  16
size
    image display (see display size)
    image file (see file size)
    scanner,  30
    transparency adapter,  32
slides,  25, 27, 32, 38, 78. See also transparency adapters (TAs)
SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras,  121
Small Computer System Interface. See SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) interface
SmartMedia (SM) memory cards,  128
software
    bundled,  18, 30–31, 136
    computer graphics,  7, 18–19, 19–20 (see also imaging software)
    document management,  32
    installing digital camera,  149
    installing scanner,  40
    scanning (see scanning program)
sound,  134
sources,  scanning, 94
specialty papers,  17
specialty scanners,  30
speed
    computer graphics software,  7
    digital camera picture transfer,  130–31
    digital film,  122
    microprocessor,  14
    scanner,  30
    scanner,  and resolution, 72
    SCSI interfaces,  29
standard ink printers,  15–16
still cameras,  121
storage. See CD-R (recordable CD-ROM) drives; floppy disks; hard disk drives; memory card storage,  digital camera; Zip disks
Super Goo,  20
support policies,  136
System Properties window,  8–9, 8

T
televisions,  digital cameras and, 130
text
    adding,  104–6, 106, 107
    creating cartoon bubbles for,  107
    editing,  167–68
tick marks,  37, 54
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) format,  59–60, 169
    saving images in,  63–64, 63
    size and,  156–57
top side,  image, 54
touching-up images,  114–16
TPA/TPU (transparency adapters),  32, 38, 39, 94
transferring digital camera pictures. See picture transfer
transparency adapters (TAs),  32, 38, 39, 94
trimming images. See cropping images
tripods,  141
TWAIN compatibility,  19, 149

U
Undo command,  91, 93, 98, 102, 109, 117
Universal Serial Bus. See USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface
unlocking scanners,  39, 45
unpacking scanners,  36–37
upgrade issues
    expansion cards,  28, 43
    microprocessor,  14
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply),  41
USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface
    digital cameras and,  130, 131, 150
    scanners and,  28, 43–44

V
video cameras,  121
viewfinders,  digital camera, 132–34, 133, 145
viewing e-mailed images,  164–65, 168
viewing pictures,  146, 146
VistaScan program,  49
    acquiring images,  57
    applying descreen filter,  93, 93
    beginner and advanced modes,  51
    changing image orientation,  90–91, 90
    resizing images,  88–89, 88

W
wallpaper,  creating, 105, 169
Web (World Wide Web). See also Internet; Internet images
    buying RAM on,  10
    graphics file formats,  157
    scanning images for,  57, 58, 71, 78
    sending images to,  165
wide bandwidth,  157
Windows. See Microsoft Windows
Windows Bitmap format,  105, 169

Z
Zip disks,  13, 18, 62, 129
zooming. See also display size
    image size and resolution and,  58
    with imaging software,  96–97
    magnifying images,  55, 111
    monitor resolution and,  76, 76
zoom lenses,  135




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