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Scanning Bitmaps

Scanning allows you to convert a printed image into an electronic image.

To scan an image, you must have a scanner and a computer with your scanner's TWAIN_32 driver installed. TWAIN_32 is a cross-platform interface for acquiring images captured by scanners and digital cameras.

The manufacturer of the scanner must also provide a proper driver for your device. Instructions for setting up your scanner are included in your scanner's user manual.

  1. Turn on your scanner and connect it to your computer.
  2. Place your image on the scanner.
  3. If you have more than one scanner, from the File menu:
    1. Point to Acquire Image and select TWAIN Select.
    2. Select your scanner from the list.
  4. From the File menu, point to Acquire Image and select TWAIN Acquire.
  5. Follow the scanner's directions.
  6. After the image is scanned, a bounding box showing the scanned image will appear.
  7. Move the bounding box to the desired location and click to place the image.

    Enter also places the scanned image, Tab changes the cursor position in the bounding box, and Esc exits the scanning process.

See Also

Creating Bitmaps

Importing Bitmaps

Exporting Bitmaps

Creating New Bitmaps

Converting Objects into Bitmaps