Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 08:40:24 +0000
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From: Ross Mayhew <rmayhew@NS.SYMPATICO.CA>
Subject: Re: Flat Bed Scanners.
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Bod Doyle Wrote;
>Olivier has covered some of the info needed when
>creating images for the web, but a flatbed scanner
>is really only designed for... well, flat stuff.
This is true - they were DESIGNED for "flat stuff" - BUT, with a good
quality scanner like UMAX, a rather remarkable depth of field is
possible. I've had excellent results with a good variety of shells -
like the Cymbiolacca perplicata (Hedley, 1902) on the
http://manandmollusc.net/ home page. The main drawback with a scanner
is that often the colors in the resulting image are lighter (or for
very dark shells, darker) than in the shell -so if you are trying to
show a DARK orange shell, for example, often it will only show as medium orange.
Swimming weather up here now, at last!!,