Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Scanning 101

There are three scanners in the Graphics Lab. Depending on the size of your original image and your intended use, the dpi is the most important choice you have when scanning. If you choose too low of a dpi your resolution may be compromised. Too high of a number and your file will be huge. TIFF is more detailed than JPEG and will create a larger file. I would recommend using JPEG for most of your uses for school. You might want to scan the cover of a book for a presentation on it or scan any print graphic or photo to use in a power point or prezi for a class assignment.

The steps in scanning in the Graphic's Lab are:

1. Put your picture in the scanner. (Our scanner uses the bottom right corner as home.)

2. Go to the Finder and from Applications choose "Image Capture". This is the program our scanner is tuned into.

3. Open Image Capture. It will automatically show your image on the flatbed scanner.

4. Select with the mouse, as if you were cropping, what you want to scan.

5. Check your size and resolution. Make sure your format is set like you want it and your destination is chosen correctly.

6. Click Scan on the Image Capture screen.

7. Your scanned image will open up onto your screen and you can choose "save as" and file the image where you want it.

You're Done!

Friday, January 6, 2012


Even though there's no snow outside, we've been playing with snow in the graphics lab! Check out the snowflakes we made!
We're going to have a contest to choose the "coolest" flakes posted below! Fourteen Middle and High School faculty members helped judge the flakes by choosing their TOP 5 and those votes were tallied to select the winners. Congratulations to the Winners listed below their flakes!

3 Top Five, Johnathan L.
9 Top Five, Madison T.
10 Top Five, Blake R.
13 Top Five, Antonio G.
16 Top Five, Curren M.