How to Do Everything With Your Scanner (How to Do Everything Series)
||Author: Jill Gilbert|
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies (April, 2003)
Sales Rank: 72,521
Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
Thick but not deep...
I saw this book at the library and checked it out to read. The book has a lot of chapters and topics, but doesn't go into much depth in most areas. For example, the chapter on Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is 5 pages total. That includes some broad statements about how scanners do OCR, but no discussion of how to improve the processing, specific OCR software, etc.
The author seems to own PhotoSuite software (or it came with her scanner) since most examples of graphics software are presented with this package. No help with PaintShopPro, Photoshop, etc. if those are what you use.
This book may be useful to home users of scanners to add graphics to documents, retouch photos, etc. but this is NOT the book for people doing serious scanning applications. It is a misleading title that states "How to Do Everything".
Rating: 5 out of 5
The Ultimate Scanner resource
Before reading through this book I only used my scanner to occassionaly scan photos. After reading through this book I discovered that I can do a whole lot more and my scanner is no longer gathering dust on my desktop anymore. The author has a very friendly (often humorous) style of writing that makes you feel he is actually talking with you one-to-one. This book should be included with every scanner that is made.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Scanner book MUST HAVE the scanner book people dream about!
This book was amazing. I felt that the author really addressed the important questions I had about scanning and really taught me some cool things to do with my scanner. This book is an absolute must when buying or using a scanner, I felt that it should have been included with my scanner.
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