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From: "Adrian Furniss" <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Scanning photos
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 12:33:42 +0100
Your "waffle effect" is known as "screening", caused by an interaction of
the original print process and the scanning process.
The solution is to rescan with a "descreen" setting. This is not offered by
all scanners/software, but you may be lucky. It may also be called something
different with your scanner so best read the manual.
As far as I can gather, descreening is more of an art than a science, unless
you happen to know precisely the dot-frequency of the original photos. I've
used it on a couple of occasions with varying success. You have to be
prepared to experiment until you find the right setting. The good news is
that, if all your photos are from the same book, the setting is likely to be
the same for all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "B.gibson" <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 4:54 AM
Subject: [FreeHelp] Scanning photos
> I recently finished a transcription of an anniversary book to a separate
> section of my genealogy site at rootsweb
> and seem to be having trouble with the photos. The photos were published
> a softbound book in 1975 and are all black an white. I've scanned most of
> them at 100 dpi, the lowest resolution on my scanner, and uploaded them to
> my directory, when viewing them on my pages, they seem to have a waffle
> effect. How can I fix that?
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