Scanned photos within Windows Live Gallery work much in the same way as importing from other sources. They will be stored in the Pictures folder when scanning is complete.
To scan a photo using Photo Gallery:
Make sure that your scanner is installed on your computer, that the scanner is turned on, and that the photo is correctly inserted into the scanner.
Start Photo Gallery.
Open Windows Live Photo Gallery. From the File menu, click Import from a camera or scanner.
- In the Import Pictures and Videos window, click the device that you want to use, and then click Import.
- Click More options.
- Select the options that you want to use, such as where to save the files and what format to use for the folder and file names.
- In the New Scan dialog box, in the Profile list, click Photo, and then do one or more of the following:
If you have a scanner with a document feeder, in the Paper size list, click the size that most closely matches the photo.
- In the Color format list, click the color format that you want the scanned file to use.
- In the File type list, click the file type (A standard way of storing information on a computer by using the last three letters of a file name, known as the file extension, to indicate the file type. Different programs use different file extensions) that you want to use to save the scanned file.
- In the Resolution (DPI) list, click the resolution, in dots per inch, that you want.
- Select the brightness and contrast settings that you want.
- To see how the photo will appear when it's scanned, click Preview. Some scanners might require you to place the photo in the document feeder each time that you scan.
- When you've finished adjusting the scan settings, click Scan.
To assign a tag (Textual data attached to a photo to refine its definition and meaning, and to make it findable. You can sort your photos according to what tags they have, making them easier to find.) to the photo that you're scanning, click Add tags, type one or more tags separated by semi-colons, and then press ENTER.
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