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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.

4 Steps in Printer Software Installation

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Do you think you can use a printer just after you bought it without reading over some instructions on how to install it in your PCs? Well, you certainly can’t. You might just end up wasting paper if you haven’t followed the right printer installation procedure. In line with this, you must also give high regard to the printer software that comes with the printer package. Here are steps involved in the installation process:

1. Go through the printer manual. You can find instructions on how to install printer software using this manual. You might be instructed to uninstall an older software version before you install the new one. You might also be instructed to turn off the virus scanner.

2. Insert the software disk. Once the disk is read by your PC, a pop-up window appears. This contains all the files that have been read from the software disk. Using the readme.txt or the readme.doc file, you can begin reading the contents of the disk. Click on the executable file – usually represented by the .exe extension.

3. The printer is now ready for installation. This comes next after you have run the executable file. After which, the registration key will be required from you. You can find this on the box of the software CD.

4. You will have to reboot your computer. This is true every after installation of a new program or software. After this, you can run the software.

    You may now check whether you’re printer is working or not after you’ve installed the printer software. Isn’t that all easy?

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