How to go about scanning and emailing wedding pictures

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by PeterM, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. PeterM

    PeterM Guest

    Someone at work asked me to scan her wedding pictures, so she can send them
    per email to her friends. I have a basic scanner, a 2100 HP. I have no idea
    how to scan and sort the pictures, and what to do as far as the size is
    concerned for the email. I have an idea that jpeg, is what I should use to
    send them, that's about all I know.I have Adobe Photoshop Elements II at
    work. Any help is appreciated.
     
    PeterM, Dec 25, 2003
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    Dr. J. Smith Guest

    Someone at work asked me to tune the carbs on his Norton Commando, so he can
    give rides to his friends. I have a basic screwdriver, a Craftsman
    flat-edge. I have no idea where to put it or how to turn it, and what to
    listen for as I adjust. I have an idea that an even idle is what I should be
    looking for, that's about all I know.I have a garage at work. Any help is
    appreciated.

    Ho, ho, ho. Merry Christmas Peter!
     
    Dr. J. Smith, Dec 25, 2003
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  3. PeterM

    steph Guest

    sarcasm notwithstanding, here are some basic rules to go by: keep the image
    dimensions below 760 pixels wide and not taller than about 550 pixels high -
    this will ensure that the pictures will fit on most people's screens without
    scrolling

    a good guide is 600x400

    try to save the files in a reduced quality (lossy) .jpg format (without
    degrading the appearance of the picture too heavily) so that each image
    remains under 100k in size (this will ensure that several can be attached to
    an email without fear of it not sending)

    steph
     
    steph, Dec 25, 2003
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  4. PeterM

    PeterM Guest

    Thank you for the kind advise steph, that is what I wanted to know. The
    project will be better now...........Peter
     
    PeterM, Dec 25, 2003
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  5. PeterM

    PeterM Guest

    I figured someone will get me for asking this kind of question in a
    sophisticated group like this. Steph was kind enough to help with exactly
    what I was looking for, it was good advise. I enjoyed your story
    though........Happy Holiday to you as well.........Peter
     
    PeterM, Dec 25, 2003
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    Tom Harrison Guest

    Tom Harrison, Dec 25, 2003
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    Dr. J. Smith Guest

    Hey Peter, I couldn't resist, good to see you kept your humour. Actually
    "sophisticated group" might be a little off the mark. Hope you catch the
    graphics bug in the new year!
     
    Dr. J. Smith, Dec 25, 2003
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  8. PeterM

    PeterM Guest

    Thanks for the wishes, all the best to all of you as
    well........Thanks....... Peter
     
    PeterM, Dec 25, 2003
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  9. PeterM

    steph Guest

    youre very welcome peter
    everyone has to learn this stuff whether they pick it up intuitively due to
    their enormous cranial capacities, or have to be painstakingly led by the
    hand... and HELPING is what these newsgroups are about anyhow isnt it?????

    perhaps some of the more seasoned veterans could take the time to rememeber
    what it was like to know nothing about a subject, and how much people's help
    was appreciated at that time!

    steph
     
    steph, Dec 25, 2003
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