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8 Smart Tips to Scan and Print Your Family Photos Fast

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Carey Paris, a writer for, said that photo printing used to involve time and effort. It involved buying a film, taking the shot, taking the film back to the processor and getting the printed output. Not only is this process tedious; you might end up having a family photo you never wanted. In this day and age when you can scan and print photos on your own, you can use the following smart tips:

1.   Open your scanner’s software program. You can install it on your PC’s or laptops. From there, you can open the scanner lid and place the photo on top of the device’s bed then close the lid before you press the word “Scan” (usually seen along the small buttons found on the machine).

2.   Preview the scanned family photo. You would certainly want to make sure you won’t end up messing the printouts. This is why this tip is very essential in the process. You can preview the photo using your PC. Make sure that the borders are straight and even.

3.   Edit the image. Have you seen a member of your family with a red eye on the photo? Well, you simply have to use the “Red Eye Removal” button on the right side of the “Edit Pictures” section found in the Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

4.   Use editing tools. Aside from “Red Eye Removal”, you also have tools to adjust “brightness and contrast”, “color”, “rotate and flip” and crop. You can use any of these tools to make sure you have captured a perfect family photo before you even print them.

5.   Rescan the photo. This is when you have made changes to the original photo you have scanned.

6.   Put your photo printer into work. Before doing that, you can load the printer with photo paper. Then, you can press the “Print” button found on your PC, right in the spot where the scanned family photos can be found.

7.   Clean old photos before scanning. Who says scanning and printing family photos can only be made possible using newly-taken pictures? The truth is that you can restore your old photos and print a new version. Scanning the picture to be converted to its digital format will require another process that you must be familiar with.

8.   Get quick tips from your photo printer provider. Notice that some printers have built-in scanners in them. These ones may require other steps aside from those provided above. In this case, you need to seek the help of the photo printer provider to make sure you have placed a captivated picture nicely in print.

These are smart tips you should bear in mind if you want to spend lesser time scanning and printing your family photos. You need not seek expert’s help as long as you have tried the process once.

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.

HP Photosmart D7560 Printer Review

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Nowadays, a good photo printer isn’t just an office necessity. With your kids’ reports and school projects, the demands of your job and the practicalities of a digital camera, an excellent photo printer is an essential addition to your home as well. And if you’re on the lookout for an affordable one, then consider the HP Photosmart D7650. This HP printer allows you to edit photos straight on its touch-screen LCD panel and print lab-quality pictures—without having to leave your house. It’s a photo printer that gets a 4 out of 5 rating from most users.

Quick Summary

The HP Photosmart D7560 Printer prints amazing and crisp borderless photos with its 9,600 x 2,400-optimized dpi resolution. It has a 125-sheet input tray and can print documents up to a maximum of 8” x 10”. This photo printer can be connected to a computer via USB cable, with the option of purchasing an accessory for wireless connectivity. You can also print photos directly from your PictBridge-ready camera or from supported memory cards. Its print quality and price make the HP Photosmart D7560 Printer one of the most practical photo printers out in the market today.

Good Points of the HP Photosmart D7560 Printer

This photo printer boasts of true-to-life photos and bright and vivid colors. Printing on draft mode also produces excellent results, while using HP Advanced photo paper ensures that pictures are water and scratch-resistant. This printer is also budget-friendly, since it doesn’t use up printer ink as much as other photo printers. The HP Photosmart D7560 Printer also features basic label and CD/DVD printing—it doesn’t have the best CD/DVD printing software, but it gets the job done.

Bad Points of the HP Photosmart D7560 Printer

This HP printer is a little noisy when printing and its touch-screen panel is too small for those who have large or stubby fingers. It also does not come with a connection cable, so you have to spend a little extra for that essential item. It’s also a bit slow when starting up.

HP Ink Cartridges for the HP Photosmart D7560 Printer

HP 564                           Black               250 pages

HP 564                           Cyan                300 pages

HP 564                           Yellow             300 pages

HP 564                           Magenta          300 pages

HP 564XL                       Black               800 pages

HP 564XL                       Cyan                750 pages

HP 564XL                       Yellow             750 pages

HP 564XL                       Magenta          750 pages

Troubleshooting & Support Information

You can download drivers or check for software updates for the HP Photosmart D7560 Printer from

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HP Photosmart C4780 Printer Review

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The HP Photosmart C4780 is a mid-range all-in-one printer that is better suited for a home than an office. It goes a step above your average multifunction printer by featuring wireless connectivity, allowing you to print from any room in your house. It can also print on both sides of a page, to minimize paper usage and the HP Smart Web Printing option lets you choose to print only what you want from a web page. With average print quality, normal speeds and its affordable price, the HP Photosmart C4780 rates a 3 out of 5 stars.

Quick Summary

If you want a good printer that will fulfill your sporadic printing needs, then the HP Photosmart C4780 is it. Although there’s nothing exceptional about this multifunction printer, it does get your printing jobs done at speeds of 9 pages per minute (ppm) for black, 23 ppm color and can churn out a 4″ x 6″ photo as fast as 29 seconds. This photo printer utilizes up to a maximum of 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi resolution, while its 48-bit scanner can replicate documents up to 1200 dpi. It also has an 80-sheet input tray that is just about right for the average home user.

Good Points of the HP Photosmart C4780

For students, college dormers or hobbyists, the HP Photosmart C4780 does its job decently. It may not be the best photo printer around, but at its low price tag, one shouldn’t expect much. This multifunction printer is perfect for printing day-to-day requirements, like maps, papers and draft reports. Its wireless connectivity makes it a great home printer, while scanning produced clear images and photos.

Bad Points of the HP Photosmart C4780

The HP Photosmart C4780 does not have a paper catcher, so if you’re printing in large volumes, this can be a hassle. And, although, this multifunction printer supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, SD XD and MMC cards, it does not support Compact Flash Drive or MicroSD, which are proprietary in DSLR cameras and mobile phones.

In conclusion, this multifunction printer works well for normal, everyday printing requirements. But should you want or need high-quality print outs and more features, it’s best to check other options.

HP Ink Cartridges for the HP Photosmart C4780

HP 60                             Black               200 pages

HP 60                             Tricolor            165 pages

HP 60XL                         Black               600 pages

HP 60XL                         Tricolor            440 pages

Troubleshooting & Support Information

You can download printer drivers for HP printers from

Search for tips and ask for help on the HP Photosmart C4780 printer at

For all your ink needs, visit

To help you decide on the best printer for your office or home, you can check out

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