Re: using Digital Camera to copy reference material
- Don:I use a 3.1 MP digital camera to copy ancient text and maps and documents from the State Archives allot. They have no photocopiers there. I also use a 3.1 MP digital camera to informally copy "Deeds" and records on file in the County Clerks office, where copies cost 25 cents/page.To use a Digital Camera to "copy" a page of text, you need at least 2 MP (MegaPixels) and 3.1 MP is much more preferable (costs about $ 125 now). More than 3 MP is generally unnecessary for copying a page of text. Some (cheaper) cameras may not be able to focus on objects within 1 foot. A "Macro" setting on the digital camera will be best for smaller pages or details or fine print. A Tripod can help steady the shot. Once the photos are in the digital camera, download (open) them into a photo program (or PaperPort software) and change the "image type" to Black/White or Just save them to "TIFF Group 4" format. You can use "Photo Wizzards" (like in PaperPort) to increase Contrast/detail if you want to. Never delete the original photograph files (JPEGs) Burn to CDs if you run out of hard-drive space.Some shareware or commercial programs may have "batch" processing capabilities. PaperPort has almost "batch" processing capabilities. Just select a multitude of images and "save as" TIFF and they will be processed in series, but you have to click-through (save) each photo.From: Don SchwarzSubject: [JAIL-SoundOff] using a digital camera to copy reference material - your success.....
Does anyone in any of the groups posted, have a quick and cheap method of
using a digital camera to "photo" pages of a book etc., then to download such
into a computer file? Tell me if and how you have done this, not that it can be done.