Digitizing Images Using the Epson Scanner and Digital Camera


Contents:

Using the Epson Scanner

  1. How to Scan a Photograph

  2. How to Scan a Slide

  3. How to Scan 35mm film

Using the Digital Camera and Stand

  1. How to Attach the Digital Camera to the Stand and Link with Computer

  2. How to Take Pictures with Camera while Attached to the Computer





Using the Epson Scanner

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Digital Imaging Station using the Epson Scanner

1. How to Scan a Photograph


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Indicators:
a. document mat
b. transparency unit transportation lock
c. document table
d. carriage

To scan photograph

Step 1: Insert document mat into the inside of the scanner cover. If document mat is already in place, disregard this step.

Step 2: Place photo on document table. To ensure the image comes out facing forward and right side up, place the photo's top left corner face down on the top right corner of the document table. The image should be facing down on the document table.

Step 3: Open EPSON Scan by double clicking the icon on the desktop. Or, select Start on the task bar, open all programs, select the EPSON Scan file, click on EPSON Scan.

Step 4: Select mode. There are 3 modes through which EPSON Scan works: Full Auto Mode (Figure 2), Home Mode (Figure 3), and Professional Mode (Figure 4).


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Figure 2


In Full Auto Mode, the scanner software automatically scans and saves the image. The image is saved in the My Pictures folder within the My Documents folder.

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Figure 3


In Home Mode, the user can make minimal adjustments to the final scanned imaged such as dpi, color, and certain corrections.

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Figure 4


In Professional Mode, the user can make multiple adjustments to the image. This mode is for advanced users.


Step 5: Click Scan. In Full Auto Mode, the image will be scanned and saved. In Home Mode and Professional Mode however, there will be a preview screen (Figure 5).

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Figure 5


In the preview scan screen, the user can select which part of the photo they want scanned into the final image. You may also choose from a number of other settings, including Resolution (which should range from 300-600 dpi), and various photo adjustments (please see the Epson instruction manual for details on these settings). The user can also re-scan the image if they do not like the results of the preview scan. Once the user determines the preview is sufficient, click scan. The file save settings screen will then appear (Figure 6).

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Figure 7


The file save settings screen has several options: In the Location area, select where you would like to save the file; in the File Name area, you may name the file whatever you like; in the Image Format area, you may click the down arrow and select from a number of image formats in which you would like to save your file (i.e., TIFF. JPEG, etc.). Once you have made your choices, click OK. You have successfully scanned your photograph.


2. How to Scan a Slide



Step 1: Place Slides into slide holder. The plastic holder will hold up to 12 slides (Figure 1).

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Figure 1


Step 2: Place Slide Holder onto the document table of the scanner. Note: if another holder or the document mat is in place, it must be removed in order to place the slide holder into the scanner (Figure 2). Also, there are two white arrows pointing up and to the right on the slide holder. Match these next to the two white arrows pointing down and to the left on the document table.

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Figure 2



Step 3: Slowly and carefully close the lid of the scanner.

Step 4: Open EPSON Scan by double clicking the icon on the desktop. Or, select Start on the task bar, open all programs, select the EPSON Scan file, click on EPSON Scan.

Step 5: Select Professional Mode

Step 6: Within Professional Mode and under Document Type, select "Film (with Film Holder)" (Figure 3).

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Figure 3


Step 7: Within Professional Mode and under File Type, select "Positive Film" (Figure 4).

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Figure 4


Step 8: Alter settings, as desired, in other areas such as dpi, resolution, and adjustments. CLICK Preview.

Step 9: Check preview, make any desired adjustments and/or rescan (Figure 5). If preview results are sufficient, click Scan.

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Figure 5


Step 10: Select Save Settings. A screen will appear asking for file save settings (Figure 6). Select where the image is to be saved, what type of file it should be saved as, and give the file a name. Click OK.

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Figure 6



3. How to Scan 35mm film


Step 1: Place film into film holder. Included with the scanner is a plastic holder that will hold 4 strips of 35mm film. Each strip is held down by a cover. Remove cover, insert film, and replace cover (Figures 1 and 2).

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Figure 1
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Figure 2



Step 2: Place film holder onto the document table of the scanner (Figure 3). Note, if another holder or the document mat is in place, it must be removed in order to place the film holder into the scanner. Also, there are two white arrows pointing up and to the right on the film holder. Match these next to the two white arrows pointing down and to the left on the document table.

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Figure 3


Step 3: Slowly and carefully close the lid of the scanner.

Step 4: Open EPSON Scan by double clicking the icon on the desktop. Or, select Start on the task bar, open all programs, select the EPSON Scan file, click on EPSON Scan.

Step 5: Select Professional Mode.

Step 6: Within Professional Mode and under Document Type, select "Film (with Film Holder)" (Figure 4).

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Figure 4


Step 7: Within Professional Mode and under file type, select "Color Negative Film" if the images are color. If the images are black and white, select "B&W Negative Film" (Figure 5).

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Figure 5


Step 8: Alter settings, as desired, in other areas such as dpi, resolution, and adjustments. CLICK Preview.

Step 9: Check preview, make any desired adjustments and/or rescan (Figure 6). If preview results are sufficient, click Scan.

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Figure 6


Step 10: Select Save Settings. A screen will appear asking for file save settings (Figure 7). Select where the image is to be saved, what type of file it should be saved as, and give the file a name. Click OK.

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Figure 7



Using the Digital Camera and Stand


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Digital Camera Station and Stands



1. How to Attach the Digital Camera to the Stand and Link with Computer


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Figure 1: Camera and Camera Stand

Step 1: On bottom of the camera is a small metallic hole in which the camera can be attached to an object. Locate this opening.

Step 2: Once the opening on the bottom of the camera has been located, look for the small metallic screw on the front of the camera stand.

Step 3: Once the screw has been located, carefully attach the camera onto the stand by placing the screw into the opening on the bottom of the camera. Hold the camera around the cylindrical lens with the right hand. Connect the opening with the screw. Tighten the screw by turning the black plastic dial with the left hand. Do not let go of the camera until it is firmly in place.

Step 4: Remove lens cover from camera.

Step 5: Attach cable from computer into camera. Facing the camera as it hangs from the stand, on the right side are two rubber coverings. Peel back the top covering and there will be three slots underneath. The cable plugs into the slot on the left (figure 2).
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Figure 2: Camera attached to camera stand with computer cable inserted


Step 6: Set camera to “Automatic” setting. Facing the camera as it hangs from the stand, on the face of the camera and to the right is a small grey dial. Turn the dial so that the small green icon is matched with the white icon on the body of the camera.

Step 7: Turn on the camera. Facing the camera as it hangs from the stand, the power button will be in the back of the camera on the top. It will be difficult to see and reach it. Slide the dial up one notch to turn the camera on.

2. How to Take Pictures with Camera while Attached to the Computer


Step 1: Once attached to the camera stand and computer, open EOS Utility software by clicking the icon on the desktop. Or. select Start from the task bar, choose All Programs, find Canon Utilities, select EOS Utility Folder, and click the EOS Utility program.

Step 2: The EOS Utility home screen will appear. Click on "Camera Setting/Remote shooting" (figure 1).
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Figure 1


Step 3: After clicking "Camera setting/Remote shooting," the Remote shooting screen will appear (figure 2).
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Figure 2


Step 4: To take a picture, hold cursor over the round black "shoot button" and wait for the camera to make a "blip sound." After you hear the sound, click the "shoot button."

Step 5: Once you have taken the picture, two windows will appear. One window shows a preview of the image you just took (figure 3). Another window displays the folder your image was saved in and shows other images in that folder (figure 4).
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Figure 3
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Figure 4


Tips


Save Destination: The software will automatically save the images in the My Documents folder. The destination can be changed to wherever the user chooses. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1: On the remote capture screen, there is a small grey button with a folder in the upper right hand corner (the save destination for shot images, see figure 7). Click there (the grey button appears just below and to the right of black "shoot button").

Step 2: A new screen titled "Preferences" will appear (figure 5). On this screen, the destination of the images is displayed. To change the destination, click Browse and select the destination.
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Figure 5


Quality of Images (Size): The quality of the images and/or the size of the images can be adjusted in the settings within the Remote shooting screen. If smaller or larger resolution is desired, then follow these steps to change the image size:

Step 1: On the Remote shooting screen, towards the middle top is a grey box with three rows of opaque buttons. Double click the middle button (called Image recording quality, see figure 7) on the bottom row (the button looks like it says RAW+AL).

Step 2: A pop up screen will appear with a variety of different settings that alter the image resolution. Mouse over a button to see the resolution setting displayed in the grey bar at the top of the screen. Click a button to select a setting (figure 6).
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Figure 6


Screen Shots from Software Manual: The next few images are taken from the EOS Utility Manual. The images are diagrams explaining the various buttons in the EOS Utility Software. For more information, refer to the EOS Utility manual.
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Figure 7

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Figure 8


Image Size (not resolution): Is the image too big or too small? Try adjusting the height of the camera by sliding it up or down on the stand. Also, try zooming in and out with the camera lenses. Turn the dial on the cylindrical part of the camera to make it zoom.

Lighting: Is the Image too Dark? There are two mounted lights next to the camera stand. Turn these on and place them in a manner that allows proper lighting on the area where you are taking photos (Figure 9).
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Figure 9