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Thread #30965   Message #400668
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Feb-01 - 03:39 AM
Thread Name: Help: Barn Dance Songbook Preservation Projec
Subject: RE: Help: Barn Dance Songbook Preservation Projec
Yeah, scanning is a problem with old books. I hate to risk breaking the binding by pressing them down flat to get a good image. I notice that some scanners have a very small margin between the glass and the edge of the machine. I imagine those would be much better for scanning out of books. Anybody have pointers on scanning?

Also, is there a way to compensate for yellowed paper, to get the image to come out just black-and-white? A good Xerox machine can do it - why not my scanner?

-Joe Offer-