Scanning large newspaper pages on an A4 scanner

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by wfb, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. wfb

    wfb Guest

    My Canon FB630U has been a reliable and trusty tool. Until now I've never
    needed anything more than the software that came in the box -- admittedly a
    bit long in the tooth by today's standards and the scanning tools built into
    Microsoft Windows XP and Office XP. But I have a problem. I'm a journalist
    and I've been scanning my newspaper clippings -- basically to save space but
    I've been in this game for 25 years and some of the old papers are getting
    fragile. My problem is scanning tabloid and broadsheet newspaper stories on
    an A4 sized scanner. It's physically possible to scan stories by folding the
    original, but I don't know how to stitch them back together afterwards. Are
    there simple tools for this, or do I need to buy something more
    wfb, Apr 26, 2004
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    J. A. Mc. Guest

    Most graphics programs today have layers and means for 'stitching'. You
    could also use one of the free (or not free) panorama tools.
    J. A. Mc., Apr 26, 2004
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    wfb Guest

    Would Photoshop give me usable TIF files?

    wfb, Apr 27, 2004
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    J. A. Mc. Guest

    Absolutely! I scan old newspapers for my website. The 'originals' are stored
    as tif for interchange. I work and print from psd and web with jpg.
    J. A. Mc., Apr 27, 2004
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