Music 701: Scanning Tutorial

This page summarizes what you need to do to get a scan from the Mac in the Graduate Lab.

  1. Turn on scanner; place document face down in the scanner
  2. Boot up the Mac
  3. Start Adobe Photoshop
  4. Insert floppy that you are going to save the image on to.
  5. use "File"; "Import"; "Twain Acquire" to scan the image
  6. When you see the image, select Black and White Photo from the image options for a regular graph.
  7. Use the mouse on the "marching ants" to crop it to the part that you want to use.
  8. Use the left arrow on the Scaling bar to reduce the file size to the size you want. Around 20K ought to do it.
  9. Click on "Final" to scan the selected image at the selected resolution.
  10. When the "final" image comes on screen, use "Save As" to save it.
  11. Select to save onto your floppy as either a JPG or GIF (your preference).
  12. give the file a name that you can remember.
  13. Hit Save, then "OK" for the next little window.
  14. At this point you ought to have an image on your floppy.
  15. (To get your floppy out of the computer, drag it's icon to the trash can.)
To add your image to a note in Learn Link:
  1. Get to Learn link on whatever computer you are using,
  2. Create your note, including whatever text you want to include.
  3. click on browse to find the image on you floppy. (Using the client software, click on "Attach File" from the file menu.
  4. Double click to attach that file name to your learn link document.
  5. When you click "send" the computer should automatically send a copy of your image to the server.
To add your image to a web document (HTML) There are several steps. First is to create a web document that will hold your image.
  1. Open your HTML software and load an existing .htm document or create a new one. (I find it is easiest to use an existing one as a basis. For example, you could copy and paste the top 9 lines of this file into a new file to serve as the basis of a new HTML document. To do that, use your web browser, go to "View; document source" to get the text that this is based on. Then use your cursor to select and copy the text you want. Then go to your new document and paste.)
  2. In your html document place the text [IMG SRC="document name"] where you want the image to appear, using "arrow brackets" instead of "square brackets". Document name must include the ending .gif or .jpg.
  3. Save your work.
  4. Open your file in your web browser to see what it looks like before you make it "live" on the internet.
Second is to FTP your files to the server.
  1. Open your FTP software. The remote connection will be to desktop12 (desktop12.cis.mcmaster.ca:80 if you are off campus); the username is mus701; the password will be sent to you by e-mail for security reasons.
  2. When you have successfully connected to the server, copy your files (both the htm file and the gif or jpg) to your own subdirectory of 701 (the one with your name on it).
  3. Use a web browser to see if you can read your document and see the graphic from the server.