Scanning and Saving--TShirt ImageDB Project
Make sure you have arranged to pick up
a group of Tshirts,
and that you have reserved time on the scanner (if necessary).
The Scanning Process
You will do most of your scanning with the HP ScanJet flatbed scanner. General
directions for the ScanJet Digitizer (written by ITS) should be followed
only when they do not contradict the class instructions below:
- Make sure the scanner and accompanying workstation are turned on
- Make a folder on the desktop with your own uniqname
- Start the Deskscan software (you should be able to pull it down off the apple menu)
- Place the image to be scanned on the scanner against the upper-right corner (green arrow)
- Under both "Type" and "Path", make sure the scanner software says "ImageDB class default"; if not, change it so it looks like:
- Hit the Preview button and wait for the machine to do a quick preview scan and display a small version of the image
- Use the mouse to draw a box around the portions of the image you really want (and eliminate white space outside the borders)
- At this point you may want to adjust the brightness and contrast to make sure that you get the best possible image
- Make sure the software still says "ImageDB class default" under both "Type" and "Path", then pulldown Save as off the File menu, choose the folder with your uniqname, give the file a relevant name (with no spaces or special characters), and save it as a PICT file (without compression). The computer should then scan the image (at 150 dpi and millions of colors) and place it into a file in your folder.
- When you are ready to scan your next item, return to #4 (above)
Before you quit Deskscan
Before you quit Deskscan, restore the settings under "Type" and "Path" to look like:
Saving your files
When you are done with a scanning session, you will need to move your files into a permanent storage area on the fileserver. You could save these in your own AFS space, but because most of these images are rather large, you would probably prefer to save them within the central fileserver, in an area reserved for the class.
- You must have access to the new SILS Novell server.
If you began at SILS during Summer 1995 or later, this is the normal access you have.
If you began at SILS before Spring of 1995, you will need to get a new password from ITS.
- Open the SILS-NOVELL.COURSES fileserver
(also known as the Course Folders fileserver) and double-click on
"Ongoing-Courses", then "ILS_609", then "Incoming_Images".
- Withing this folder, find a folder with your own uniqname. If it doesn't exist, create one using the "New folder" option off the "File" menu.
- Drag any of the files you have created in this session into the fileserver folder under your own uniqname
- When you are sure that these have been successfully transfered to the fileserver, drag the desktop versions of these files into the trash