DIAMOND VIEW Scanners - Mitsubishi Electric Australia
DIAMOND VIEW Scanners
Models:
DV648U
DV648UT
Flatbed Scanner
User’s Manual for Microsoft Windows
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .......................................... 1
1. SETTING UP YOUR SCANNER.................................................... 5
CHECK THE PACKAGE CONTENTS.................................................................5
UNLOCK THE PROTECTION SWITCH .............................................................5
INSTALL THE TRANSPARENCY UNIT (MODEL DV648UT ONLY)...........................6
CONNECT THE SCANNER TO YOUR COMPUTER ................................................6
TEST THE SCANNER .................................................................................6
2. DRIVER AND APPLICATION INSTALLATION ............................. 7
CHECKING USB SUPPORT WITH WINDOWS 95...............................................7
Checking your Windows 95 version: ..................................................7
Enabling USB support: .....................................................................7
INSTALLING THE DIAMOND VIEW DRIVER .....................................................8
READ THE USER'S MANUAL WITH A WEB BROWSER .........................................9
3. INTRODUCTION TO SCANNING .............................................. 10
DIAMOND VIEW MAIN SCREEN ................................................................. 11
SCANNING REFLECTIVE ORIGINALS ............................................................ 12
SCANNING TRANSPARENT ORIGINALS (MODEL DV648UT ONLY) ....................... 14
4. UNDERSTANDING DIAMOND VIEW’S FUNCTIONS.................. 17
MENU BAR .......................................................................................... 17
File submenu ................................................................................. 17
Settings Sub-menu......................................................................... 18
Help Sub-menu.............................................................................. 20
COMBO BOXES ..................................................................................... 21
Original Box................................................................................... 21
Image Type Box ............................................................................ 22
Scan Mode Box .............................................................................. 23
Resolution Box............................................................................... 23
Scaling Box.................................................................................... 25
Filter Box....................................................................................... 25
Descreen Box ................................................................................ 27
Colour Wizard Box.......................................................................... 28
JOB LIST AND COMMAND BUTTONS ........................................................... 30
Job List ......................................................................................... 30
Duplicate Button ............................................................................ 31
Info Button.................................................................................... 31
Delete Button ................................................................................ 31
Preview Button .............................................................................. 31
Scan Button................................................................................... 31
Exit Button .................................................................................... 31
PREVIEW AREA .................................................................................... 32
TOOL BAR .......................................................................................... 32
Selection Button............................................................................. 32
New Frame Button ......................................................................... 33
Hand Button .................................................................................. 33
Zoom Button ................................................................................. 33
Level Button .................................................................................. 34
Curve Button ................................................................................. 38
Colour Balance Button .................................................................... 40
Colour Adjustment button............................................................... 41
Brightness/Contrast button ............................................................. 42
Threshold button ........................................................................... 43
Invert button ................................................................................. 44
Mirror button ................................................................................. 44
Rotate button ................................................................................ 45
Auto button ................................................................................... 46
STATUS AREA ...................................................................................... 47
5. PHOTO EXPRESS ..................................................................... 48
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................... 48
GETTING STARTED ................................................................................ 49
GETTING IMAGES.................................................................................. 51
WORKING WITH ALBUM.......................................................................... 51
WORKING WITH IMAGES ......................................................................... 53
Adjusting Images........................................................................... 53
SHARING IMAGES ................................................................................. 55
Printing Images ............................................................................. 55
Saving Images............................................................................... 56
EXPRESS YOURSELF ............................................................................... 57
Create Calendars............................................................................ 57
Morphing Photos............................................................................ 58
WORKING IN PROJECT MODE................................................................... 59
To Begin a New Project .................................................................. 59
Working with Templates................................................................. 60
Adding Decoration ......................................................................... 61
Printing Templates ......................................................................... 62
Sharing Templates ......................................................................... 63
6. DIAMOND VIEW COPIER ........................................................ 64
ADJUSTING COPIER SETTINGS.................................................................. 64
HOW TO USE COPIER ............................................................................ 68
7. FINEREADER SPRINT OCR ...................................................... 70
GETTING STARTED ................................................................................ 70
TO RECOGNIZE A DOCUMENT USING THE SCAN&READ BUTTON ......................... 71
STEP 1: PUSH THE SCAN&READ BUTTON .................................................... 72
STEP 2: SCAN ..................................................................................... 72
STEP 3: RECOGNIZE THE SCANNED IMAGE ................................................... 73
STEP 4: SAVE THE RESULT ...................................................................... 73
TIPS FOR IMPROVING RECOGNITION QUALITY .............................................. 74
8. SCAN BUTTON......................................................................... 75
INTRODUCTION TO SCAN BUTTON ............................................................. 75
SCAN BUTTON SETTINGS ........................................................................ 76
USING SCAN BUTTON ............................................................................ 78
Scan to File ................................................................................... 78
Scan to Printer............................................................................... 78
Scan to OCR .................................................................................. 78
Scan to FAX................................................................................... 78
Scan to Mail................................................................................... 78
Scan to Application ........................................................................ 79
9. TROUBLESHOOTING AND FAQ ................................................ 80
FAQ – SCANNING FILMS ........................................................................ 80
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................... 80
10. SERVICE AND SUPPORT INFORMATION ............................... 82
PACKING DIRECTIONS ............................................................................ 82
RETURNING YOUR SCANNER FOR SERVICE ................................................... 83
APPENDIX. DIAMOND VIEW MAIN SCREEN GUIDE .................. 84
Copyright
Copyright 2000, Mitsubishi Electric Australia Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of
this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval
system or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by
any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or
otherwise, without prior written permission.
Disclaimer
Mitsubishi Electric Australia Pty. Ltd. makes no representations or warranties, either
expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims
any warranties, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Further,
Mitsubishi Electric Australia reserves the right to revise this publication and to make
changes from time to time in the contents hereof without any obligation to notify
any person of such revision or changes.
Diamond View is a trademark of Mitsubishi Electric Australia Pty. Ltd. Microsoft and Windows
are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other brands and product names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference.
2.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
3.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
4.
Do not use this product near water.
5.
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product
may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
6.
Openings in the cabinet and the bottom are provided for ventilation to ensure
reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These
openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other soft surface. The
scanner should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register, or in
a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
7.
The scanner should be operated from the type of power supply indicated on
the rating label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult
your dealer or local power company.
8.
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate the scanner
where persons may walk on the cord.
9.
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total
ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not
exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating
of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating.
10. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet openings as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result
in a fire or electric shock.
11. Never spill liquid of any kind onto the product.
12. Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
13. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed
b.
If liquid has been spilled into the product
c.
If the product has been exposed to rain or water
d.
If the product does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by
the operating instructions since improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
e.
If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged
f.
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a
need for service.
14. Only use a power cord of the same type as the one originally included with the
scanner.
FCC INFORMATION
The Federal Communication Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
includes the following paragraph:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
Digital Device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction, may cause
harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment dose cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The user should not modify or change this equipment without the written approval
of Mitsubishi Electric Australia Pty. Ltd. Modification could void authority to use this
equipment.
Diamond View Scanner Driver Screen
Combo Boxes
Menu Bar
Job List and Command Buttons
Tool Bar
Preview Area
Status Area
1. SETTING UP YOUR SCANNER
Check the Package Contents
Check to see if you have all the following items in the package:
• Flatbed scanner
• USB cable
• AC Power Adaptor
• Scanner software on CD-ROM – 2 discs
• This User's Manual
The model DV648UT which has a transparency scanning module should also have:
• Transparency positioning frame
• 35mm film-strip holder
Film holder
• Mounted slide holder
Unlock the Protection Switch
Caution:
• Please be sure to unlock the protection switch before using the scanner.
• Before transporting the scanner, make sure that the protection switch is in the
locked position to prevent damage to the optical module inside the scanner.
1.
Locate the switch at the front corner underneath the scanner.
2.
Slide the switch to the unlock position, so the switch covers the lock mark.
Install the Transparency Unit (model DV648UT only)
Make sure that the transparency unit is placed correctly. The plastic poles on the
transparency unit’s hinges should be inserted in the two holes at the back of the
scanner. Plug the cable from the transparency unit into the transparency unit
connector on the rear panel of the scanner.
Connect the Scanner to Your Computer
Plug one end of the USB cable into the USB port on the scanner’s rear panel and
the other end into the USB connector of your computer. Plug the cable from the AC
adaptor into the power receptacle of the scanner’s rear panel. Plug the AC adaptor
into a power outlet and turn it on.
Test the Scanner
Turn the scanner on and wait until the scanner completes its self-test. The LED
indicator will first blink for a few seconds and then remain on. Now you are ready
to install the software for your new scanner.
2. DRIVER AND APPLICATION INSTALLATION
Diamond View scanners require a computer and Windows operating system that
supports USB. Windows operating systems that support USB are Windows 95-OSR2
(also known as Windows 95B or 95C) and Windows 98. Users of Windows 95
should check that USB support has been enabled.
Checking USB Support with Windows 95
This section applies to Windows 95 users, only. If you are not already using USB
devices with your PC you will need to check your Windows 95 Version and may
need to enable USB support in Windows.
Checking your Windows 95 version:
Only Windows 95 OSR2 or later versions support USB connection. To check your
Windows 95 version:
1. Open the Control panel by clicking on Start, selecting Settings and then
selecting Control Panel.
2.
Double click System
3.
At the System Properties dialogue box, if the number that appears under
Microsoft Windows 95 is 4.00.950B or 4.00.950C then Windows 95
OSR2 is installed.
Enabling USB support:
Check if your system’s motherboard and BIOS supports a USB interface. If USB is
supported by your system BIOS, enable it as per the documentation supplied with
your computer.
Once the USB support is enabled in BIOS, start the computer and allow Windows to
load then insert your Windows 95 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Use the Start
Menu’s Find function to search for and run the file named “usbsupp.exe” to install
USB support in your Windows 95-OSR2 system. You can also download this file
from Microsoft’s wed site (http://www.microsoft.com).
If USB port still does not function properly after you have taken the above steps,
go to the Device Manager in the System section of the Control Panel and
check if there is a question mark or an exclamation mark beside the device
“Universal Serial Bus” or “Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller”.
If a question mark or exclamation mark exists, double click on it and a dialogue box
will appear. In the Driver tab, click on Update Driver then choose Select from
the driver list. Select Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller and
then click Finish. Insert your windows 95 OSR2 CD-ROM and the computer will
start to copy files from your CD-ROM.
If a dialogue box appears saying the file ”uhcd.sys” could not be found, change
the directory to c:\windows\system and click “OK” to continue copying.
Restart your computer when prompted to complete the process.
Installing the Diamond View Driver
After you turn your computer on and Windows starts, the "New hardware
found" message box will be displayed and then the "Update Device Driver
Wizard" dialogue box will pop up. Click Cancel to close the dialogue box.
Insert the scanner software CD-ROM (Disc 1) into your CD-ROM drive. The
software installation menu will appear on the screen automatically. If the software
installation menu does not appear automatically after a few seconds, please do the
following:
1. Double-click "My Computer" icon on your desktop.
2. Double-click the icon that represents your CD-ROM drive.
3. Click "Diamond View" to install.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. Please be sure to
choose "USB Model" (figure 2-1). Any additional screen prompts will depend on
your model of scanner.
Figure 2-1.
You can choose to install other software applications from the menu. Please follow
the instructions of each software installer to complete installation
Read the User's Manual with a Web Browser
In addition to this User's Manual booklet, a brief electronic version is also available
on the software CD-ROM. You can get more information by clicking "Read User's
Manual" in the installation menu.
3. INTRODUCTION TO SCANNING
Diamond View is the powerful and versatile driver program for your scanner. It is
TWAIN compliant and designed to be user-friendly. With its icon based userinterface and logical task-flow design, you can complete a satisfactory scanning job
with only a few mouse clicks. You can perform all of the following tasks using your
Diamond View scanner:
1.
Preview, scan and import the reflective originals such as document pages
into your image editing software.
2.
Select the colour depth for scanning, either 24 or 48 bit.
3.
Select the scanning resolution.
4.
Adjust the quality of your scanned image before you actually start editing the
image in your image editing software.
5.
Apply batch scan functionality, allowing you to can create and switch
between multiple scanning sessions in an image.
6.
Apply special effects to the scanned image by using the Invert and Mirror
functions.
7.
Select the type of descreening that is to be used.
8.
Sharpen or blur the scanned image
9.
Use the Colour Wizard to adjust the image easily and quickly.
10. Scale the image.
With the DV648UT you can also preview and scan transparencies and film
negatives using the overhead transparency module and film frames and holders
supplied with your scanner.
Diamond View Main Screen
You can invoke the Diamond View driver using your image editing or OCR (optical
character recognition) software. Depending on the software you use, you may need
to select the scanner (image source) before you can use the scanner and select
Diamond View to scan and import image. For details, please refer to the
instructions that come with your particular software package.
When Diamond View is invoked successfully, the following main screen will appear:
Combo Boxes
Menu Bar
Job List and Command Buttons
Tool Bar
Preview Area
Status Area
Main Screen Feature
Menu Bar
Combo Boxes
Preview Area
Tool Bar
Status Area
Command Button
and Job List
Used to…
Adjust scan settings and display information about the
driver.
Specify different scan settings and apply to the
scanned image, according to the original you want to
scan.
Preview the original image in order to obtain a general
understanding of what the image will look like and
adjust the scan area.
Access several advanced tools in order to adjust the
scanned image more precisely.
Display current image information.
Manage scan jobs and control scan actions.
Scanning reflective originals
This section will guide you step by step toward a successful scan:
Step 1.
Place the original face down on the scanner glass plate. Note the
direction of the original so that you will not scan the image with the
wrong orientation. Close the scanner lid.
Note the direction
Step 2.
Open your application software.
Step 3.
If this is your first scan, you may have to select the TWAIN source by
choosing Select source from the File menu and then selecting
Diamond View in your application software (You only need to do this
once, unless you re-install your application software). Please note that
the method of selecting the TWAIN source may differ according to the
software you use. For details, please refer to the documents that come
with your application software.
Step 4.
Choose Acquire from your application software to bring up Diamond
View (this may also differ according to the application you use).
Step 5.
From the Diamond View main screen, select Reflective in the Original
combo box, then click Preview. A preview image will appear in the
Preview Area.
Step 6.
Adjust the scan area in the Preview Area.
Step 7.
Use the options in the Combo Boxes to specify the Resolution, Scale…,
etc. that will apply to the scanned image.
Step 8.
Use the options in the Tool Bar to adjust the image.
Step 9.
If you need to add another scan area (scan job) to the original, push
the Duplicate button in the Job List to add a new job. Then repeat
Step 6 and 7 to do the settings for that scan job.
Click this button to
add a new job.
Step 10.
After you have finished with the settings for each scan job, press the
Scan button to scan.
Step 11.
A few seconds later, the scanned image(s) will be imported into your
application software. You can start to edit the image(s).
Scanning transparent originals (model DV648UT only)
Step 1.
Place your film in an appropriate film frame, then place it on the glass
plate of the scanner. When doing so, make sure that the calibration
area is facing the right direction, towards the front panel of the scanner.
Do not block or cover the calibration area or the scanner will fail to
calibrate correctly, resulting in an error.
Calibration area
Transparency positioning frame
Note the direction of the calibration
area
Scanning Mounted Slides
Slide holder
Scanning Film Strips
Film strip holder
Insert the film strip into the holder
Scanning Positive Films
positive film holder
Place the positive film in the holder
Step 2.
Open your application software.
Step 3.
If this is your first scan, you may have to select the TWAIN source by
choosing Select source from the File menu, then selecting Diamond
View in your application software (you only need to do this once, unless
you re-install your application software). Please note that the method of
selecting the TWAIN source may differ according to the software you
are using. For details, please refer to the documents that come with
your application software.
Step 4.
Choose Acquire from your application software. This will bring up the
Diamond View main screen.
Step 5.
From the Diamond View main screen, select Transparent (if you are
scanning a positive film) or Negative Film (if you are scanning a
negative film) in the Original combo box. When the Film Type dialog
box appears, select the type of film you use from the list and click OK.
Step 6.
Click Preview. The preview image will appear in the Preview Area.
Step 7.
Adjust the scan area in the Preview Area.
Step 8.
Use the options in the Combo Boxes to specify the Resolution,
Scale…, etc. that will apply to the scanned image.
Step 9.
Use the options in the Tool Bar to adjust the image.
Step 10.
If you need to add another scan area (scan job) to the original, click the
Duplicate button in the Job List to add a new job. Then repeat Steps
7 through 9 to adjust the settings for that scan job.
Click this button to
add a new scan job.
Step 11.
After you have finished with the settings for each scan job, click the
Scan button to scan.
Step 12.
A few seconds later, the scanned image(s) will be imported into your
application software. You can then start to edit the image(s).
4. UNDERSTANDING DIAMOND VIEW’S FUNCTIONS
This section describes all the features provided by the Diamond View driver. By
fully utilising these features, you can scan images more efficiently and quickly.
Menu Bar
There are three selectable menu items in the Menu
Bar. Each menu item contains several options in its
submenu:
File submenu
Diamond View can record the settings you make for
each scan session in a configuration file. With this
feature, you can specify different settings for each scan
job in each configuration file. Load the configuration file
when you want to apply the settings. For example, you
can save the settings you make for scanning magazine
pictures in a configuration file and name it “Magazine”.
The next time you want to scan a magazine picture, you
can load the “Magazine” configuration file and Diamond
View will apply the settings recorded in it.
Load Config…
Loads the configuration file you created. When the configuration file is loaded
successfully, Diamond View will apply the settings recorded in the configuration file
automatically.
Save Config…
Saves the current Diamond View settings into the configuration file.
Save Config As…
Saves the current Diamond View Settings as another new configuration file. This is
the usual way that a new configuration file is created. You can designate different
file names for each configuration file.
Reset Config
When you select this item, the driver settings will be reset to their default values.
Auto Save Config
When you select this item, the settings will be saved in a configuration file
automatically as you exit the Diamond View driver.
Settings Sub-menu
You can adjust several general scan settings in this
submenu.
Scan Size…
When you choose this item, the following dialog box will appear:
In this dialog box, you can set the sizes of the
areas to be scanned. First, choose the job
number (the numbers of the scan areas listed in
the Job List) from the job number list box, then
set the size of the scan area. Click in the Scan
Size list box:
If you have set the original as Reflective (Flatbed) in the Combo Boxes, you
can choose the scan area size from the list. Four frequently used formats are listed:
A4, A5, B5 and Letter. You can also customise the scan sizes by choosing
Custom in the list box and then enter the desired width and height into the Width
and Height text boxes. The default unit is inch. To change the unit, click in the list
box with your mouse, and choose the desired unit from the list by clicking on it.
If you have set the original as Transparent or Negative Film, the list box will
contain only two items: Max. Area and Custom. Choosing Max. Area, the full
range of the image will be scanned. If you choose Custom, you can enter the sizes
you want into the Width (200 mm/8 inches max.) and Height (254 mm/10 inches
max.) text boxes.
After you have entered your settings, click on the OK button to confirm your
settings and close the dialog box. You can press the Cancel button to close the
dialog box without saving your settings; or you can press the Apply button to
apply your settings to the image without closing the dialog box.
Monitor Gamma
In general, a monitor cannot display the full colour range of an image. In order to
have the monitor approximate the Colours as closely as possible, you usually need
to adjust the monitor gamma.
Adjustment of the monitor gamma can make the monitor approximate the Colours
of the original image more closely. Choose this item, and the following dialog box
will appear:
From this dialog box, you can adjust the brightness in the displayed midtones so
that the monitor can approximate the colour details of the original images. Drag
the scroll bars to adjust the gamma values of red, green, blue and grey until the
monitor displays the original colours more accurately. If the Sync box is checked,
you can adjust all the four gamma values simultaneously by dragging any scroll
bar.
When the adjustment is done, click on the OK button to confirm your settings and
close the dialog box; otherwise, click on the Cancel button to cancel your settings
and close this dialog box. If you wish to use the default value, click on the Default
button and the gamma value will be set to 1.4.
Film Type
When choosing this item, the following dialog box will appear:
When you want to scan a negative film,
choose your type of film here in advance. The
scanning result will be optimised for the film
type you select. If you do not know your film
type or your film type is not listed, choose
Generic from the list.
When the selection is done, click OK to confirm or Cancel to abort.
Auto Preview
To perform the preview operation automatically each time you invoke the Diamond
View scanner driver, check the Auto Preview checkbox.
Help Sub-menu
Click on the Help submenu, if you are either not clear
about certain Diamond View functions, or if you want
information about your scanner.
Contents
Click this item to bring up the on-line help system. Before you can use the on-line
help system, you will need to have an Internet browser (such as Netscape
Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer) installed in your computer.
Scanner Info…
Select this item and a dialog box showing the scanner and driver information will
appear. This information, especially the driver version, is useful when you call for
technical support or if you plan to update your Diamond View scanner driver.
About Diamond View…
Choose this item to display the Diamond View copyright information. Click on the
image to close it.
Combo Boxes
Combo Boxes provide several options to adjust
the scan settings before you scan an image. In
order to achieve the best scan result you may
need to adjust the settings according to the
intended purpose of the scanned image and the
type of original you wish to scan.
Original Box
From this box you can select the original type, according
to the type of original you want to scan. There are three
items available on the list:
Reflective (Flatbed)
Select Reflective (Flatbed) if you are scanning images from printed pages, such as
magazine pictures, photographs or paper documents.
Transparent
Select Transparent if you are scanning positive films or slides.
Negative Film
Select Negative Film if you are scanning negative films (such as the 35mm film
used in cameras). The following dialog box will appear to select the appropriate
film type.
Choose the film type according to the film you
wish to scan. If you do not know the film type or
if the film type is not on the list, please select
Generic.
Image Type Box
Colour (RGB)
The Image Type box is used to select a particular data
type for your scanning. For best results, you will need to
select the image type that matches the original. For
example, if you are scanning a text document, choose
Line Art instead of Colour to maximise scanning
quality and minimise file size. The effect of each item is
described below.
Each pixel of a colour image occupies 24 or 48 bits (according to your selection in
the Scan Mode box). The Colour mode is used to scan images with continuous
colour tones or grey shades that must be kept (such as a photograph). It contains
more information than other image types and may require excessive system
memory.
Note: if you select Colour (RGB) as the image type, the “Threshold”
function in Tool Buttons will be disabled automatically.
Grey
Each pixel of a grey image occupies 8 bits. A total of
256 grey levels may be represented. The Grey mode is
used mainly for scanning greyscale images.
Note: if you select Grey as the image type, the
“Colour
Balance”,
“Colour
Adjustment”,
Threshold” and “Rotate” functions in Tool
Buttons will be disabled automatically.
Line Art
Each pixel of a Line Art image occupies 1 bit. A total of
2 grey levels (black and white) may be represented.
The Line Art mode is used for scanning documents or
graphics containing lines, text and detailed drawings.
Select this item if you are scanning for an OCR (Optical
Character Recognition) process, and keep the resolution
at or above 300 dpi.
Note: if you select Line Art as the image type, the following functions will
be disabled automatically: “Descreen”, “Filter” and “Colour Wizard” in
Combo Boxes. “Level”, “Curve”, Colour Balance”, Colour Adjustment”,
“Brightness/Contrast” and “Rotate” in Tool Buttons.
Scan Mode Box
The Scan Mode box provides three scan modes: High
Speed and High Quality 24 bit modes and High
Quality 48 bit colour enhancement mode. The more
bits used to reproduce the image colour, the more
accurately the scanner represents the colours of the
original.
High Speed and High Quality (24 bit) modes
In these modes the Diamond View scanner uses 24 bit colour to capture the
colours of the original with 8 data bits for Red, 8 bits for Green and 8 bits for Blue.
The High Speed mode will scan the page more quickly, but at a reduced level of
quality.
High Quality (48 bit) mode
In the High Quality 48 bit mode, the Diamond View driver uses colour
enhancement technology to output the colours of the original as 48 bit colour with
16 bits for Red, 16 bits for Green and 16 bits for Blue.
Resolution Box
Resolution is used to determine how much detail the
scanner captures from the original image. When the
original is scanned and converted to a digital image, the
scanner captures and records the image in terms of
pixels. If more pixels are used to record an image, the
scan has more detail. By increasing resolution, fine
details in the image may be seen more clearly.
Resolution is the density of pixels in a digital image and is usually measured by a
unit called dpi (dots per inch). If you use a higher resolution to scan an image,
the scanner will record the image with more pixels and the quality of the scanned
image will usually be improved. Below are two examples of one image scanned at
different resolutions:
Image scanned at 150 dpi
Image scanned at 300 dpi
The best way to select the scan resolution is to match it to the purpose of your
scan job. This is because the higher resolution you use for scanning, the larger the
scanned image file size will become. When resolution is increased above a certain
value, it will only enlarge the file size of the scanned image without improving the
image quality. This value will depend on the original image.
If you are scanning images for displaying on screens, such as web page images, a
resolution of 75 dpi is usually sufficient.
If you are scanning images for output with most printers, we recommend that you
use a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
If you are scanning a text document for OCR, we recommend a resolution of 600
dpi.
Select a resolution (ranging from 75 dpi to 19200 dpi) from the Resolution box.
Alternatively, you may select Custom… to customise resolution. Once you select
Custom…, the following dialog box will appear:
From this dialog box, drag the scroll
bars to adjust the resolution of the X
(Horizontal) and Y (Vertical) axis
independently. This may however,
cause the resolution of the X-axis to
be different from that of the Y-axis.
Consequently, the shape of the
original image will be altered. To
avoid this, you may check the Sync
check box to adjust the resolutions of
the X- and Y-axes simultaneously.
This will constrain the proportions of
the original image.
When you get the desired effect, click on the OK button to confirm your settings
and close the dialog box. If you are not satisfied with the adjustment, click on the
Cancel button to cancel your settings and close the dialog box.
Scaling Box
The scaling combo box allows you to specify the
horizontal and vertical scale of the image to be scanned.
Note that the maximum and minimum scaling is
determined by the resolution.
The scaling unit is a percentage (%). You may select a scaling percentage from the
list. The value selected applies to the horizontal and vertical coordinates. To
customise the scale, you may select the Custom... item to invoke the Custom
Scaling dialog box shown below:
From this dialog box, you can adjust
the scales of the X (Horizontal) and Y
(Vertical) axes independently by
dragging the scroll bars. This may
cause the scale of the X-axis to be
different from that of the Y-axis.
Consequently, the shape of the original
image will be altered. To avoid this, you
can check the Sync check box to adjust
the scales of the X- and Y-axes
simultaneously. This will retain the
original shape of the image.
When you get the desired effect, click on the OK button to confirm your settings
and close the dialog box. If you are not satisfied with the adjustment, click on the
Cancel button to cancel your settings and close the dialog box.
Filter Box
The Filter combo box allows you to sharpen or blur an
image. You can choose from the list: No filter,
Sharpen, Sharpen more, Blur, Blur more and
Unsharp Mask….
If you want the edge of the image to be sharper, i.e., in a higher contrast against
the background, select sharpen or sharpen more. If you select Blur or Blur more,
the edge of the image will be blurred. If you want to adjust the sharpness more
accurately, select Unsharp Mask… and the Unsharp Mask dialog box will
appear:
From this dialog box, you can adjust the
sharpness accurately. Dragging the scroll
bar to the left will blur the image, and
dragging the scroll bar to right will sharpen
the image. You can also directly enter the
desired value into the Amount entry box
to change the sharpness.
When you get the desired effect, click on the OK button to confirm your settings
and close the dialog box. If you are not satisfied with the adjustment, click on the
Cancel button to cancel your settings and close the dialog box.
No filter
Blur
Sharpen
Blur more
Sharpen more
Descreen Box
If you are scanning images from magazines,
newspapers or other printed materials, you may find
that the scanned image appears to be covered by tiny
screen patterns. To eliminate this screen pattern, you
can use the options in the Descreen box.
According to the original you scan, you can select from the Newspaper,
Magazine or the Art Magazine form to match your need. You can also select
Custom… to custom the descreen setting. When Custom… is selected, the
following dialog box will appear:
In this dialog box, you can adjust the
descreen value manually between 50
and 200 lines per inch by dragging
the scroll bar to right or left, you can
also directly enter the desired value
in the Descreen entry box to set the
descreen value. When you get the
desired effect, click on the OK button
to confirm your settings and close the
dialog box. If you are not satisfied
with the adjustment, click on the
Cancel button to cancel your settings
and close the dialog box.
Original scanned image
Apply Descreen at 133 lpi
Colour Wizard Box
The Colour Wizard box offers two quick and
convenient tools for you to adjust the overall quality
of the scanned image:
Auto Density
Select Auto Density to optimise the density of the image automatically.
Photo Magic
If you select Photo Magic, the following dialog box will appear:
There are three tabs in this dialog box. Each tab
contains certain image enhancement options in
thumbnails. You can click to select each thumbnail,
and a red frame will appear around it. Meanwhile, a
related description on the modification applied will
appear in the lower part of the dialog box.
If you find a satisfactory effect to use, click OK to
exit the dialog box and apply the effect while
scanning. Otherwise, click Cancel to exit the dialog
box without applying the effect.
Film Wizard
Film wizard is a convenient tool for you to correct the Colour deviation that may
occur when you scan negative films. The following dialogue box will appear after
you choose this item:
You can choose among the thumbnails for a best
result to use. Click OK to apply and exit. Otherwise,
click Reset to maintain the default state of the
image or Cancel to abort and exit.
Note: this function item appears only if you
choose “Negative Film” in the Original box.
Color Matching
The Color Matching function allows you to
maintain the consistency of Colour reproduction
between the scanner and other output devices.
Note:
1. This function item only appears when
you choose “Reflective” in the Original
box.
2. This function is not supported by
Windows 95.
Input Device
The name of the input device (your
current scanner) is shown here.
Output Device
You can choose an output device to use by
clicking each radio button. The related
information will be displayed in the Output
Device Profile Info box.
I you choose current printer or other devices
as the output device, you need to select a
Colour profile to use.
A colour profile is a file that tells a device how to manage colours so it can
reproduce Colours more accurately and close to the origin. These profiles are
usually provided by the device manufactures or you can use certain colour
management software to create them.
Output Intent
According to the output purpose, you can select from 4 colour matching methods
using this drop-down list box. The table below gives the output intent and their
meanings:
Intent
Absolute
Colormetric
Saturation
Relative
Colormetric
Perceptual
Meaning
Maintain the white point. Match each colour with its nearest
colour in the destination gamut.
Maintain saturation. Used for business charts and other situations
in which undithered colours are required.
Maintain Colormetric match. Used for graphic designs and named
colours.
Maintain contrast. Used for photographs and natural images.
Job List and Command Buttons
The Job List and Command Buttons are used to
control the scan job flow while you scan images.
Job List
The Job List provides information on all scan jobs in process. The file size is also
displayed in the list.
The file size will vary according to the resolution, image
type and scan size you specify. Please refer to the table
below to get a general concept of file size:
Line Art
1,200dpi
2,400dpi
2,659
10,592
4,245
16,929
6,184
24,672
17,466
69,757
20,981
83,799
16,485
65,842
237
938
21,111
84,410
33,771
135,042
49,243
196,924
139,344
557,294
167,392
669,437
131,523
526,014
1,855
7,412
63,298
25,316
101,271
405,042
147,680
590,674
417,950
1632,256
502,080
1961,000
394,491
1540,096
5,556
22,217
Unit: Kilobytes
For example, if you are scanning a 3” x 5” photo in Colour mode at 300 dpi, the file
size of the scanned image will be 3,959 KB, or 3.959 MB.
Grey
Colour (24-bit)
3”x5”
4”x6”
5”x7”
A4 (210x297mm)
Legal (8.5”x14”)
Letter (8.5”x11”)
35mm film/slide
3”x5”
4”x6”
5”x7”
A4
Legal (8.5”x14”)
Letter (8.5”x11”)
35mm film/slide
3”x5”
4”x6”
5”x7”
A4
Legal (8.5”x14”)
Letter (8.5”x11”)
35mm film/slide
75dpi
11
18
26
71
85
67
1
83
133
193
548
656
516
7
248
396
578
1,641
1,964
1,543
21
150dpi
44
69
100
278
334
263
4
331
529
772
2,181
2,620
2,059
29
990
1,584
2,310
6,534
7,850
6,168
87
300dpi
170
270
392
1,101
1,323
1,039
16
1,332
2,114
3,082
8,716
10,471
8,227
116
3,959
6,333
9,234
26,129
31,389
24,662
348
600dpi
670
1,068
1,553
4,379
5,261
4,133
61
5,282
8,448
12,316
34,846
41,860
32,890
465
15,829
25,323
36,926
104,497
125,532
98,632
1,390
When you have created multiple scan jobs (see below for how to create a new scan
job) in the list, you can check or uncheck the box in front of the job name to decide
whether to proceed scanning that specific job(s). By selecting each scan job in the
list, you can adjust different scanning settings for each scan job respectively.
Duplicate Button
Click this button to add a new scan job. This is useful when you want
to scan multiple images in one original. After you click this button, a
new scan area will appear in the preview area, and the new job will
appear in the Job List. You can add up to 10 scan jobs in one scan
session.
Info Button
The Info button is used to display the detailed information of selected
scan job. You can first click to select the job in the Job List and then
click this button to display its detailed information:
You can either click OK to close this
information window or click Save to save the
information as a text file for your future
reference.
Delete Button
Use the Delete button to delete a scan job. First click on the scan job
to be deleted in the Job List, then click this button to delete the job.
Preview Button
Use the Preview button to start previewing the image. Preview
proceeds in Colour or in monochrome depending on the setting in the
Image Type combo box.
Scan Button
Use the Scan button to start scanning the image.
Exit Button
Click on the Exit button to exit Diamond View.
Preview Area
The Preview Area is used to preview image in
rough quality. You can use the cursor to point
to a pixel to read its value. You can also set the
scanning area and view an instant preview of
the effects caused by parameter changes from
the Image functions. There are two rulers to
help you set the scanning area.
To the left and top of this area, rulers are
shown to give you a reference for the
dimension of the image. You can change the
rule unit by pressing the Unit button. "P"
represents pixel; "I" represents inch, and "M"
represents millimetre.
Unit button
The Preview Area displays the preview image
that is acquired after the Preview button is
selected. Also, any parameter change made to
the image is instantly displayed in it.
Tool Bar
The Tool Bar consists of a series of useful tools that you can use to
adjust the image more precisely.
Selection Button
You can first click on the Selection button and then adjust the
selection area in the Preview Area.
The selection area is a dotted rectangle in the Preview Area, and
each selection area in an image represents a scan job. Only the part
of the image enclosed in the selection area will be scanned and
transferred into the image editing software. In order to minimise the
size of the scanned image file, it is better to select and scan only the
necessary part of the image with selection area.
To adjust the selection area:
1. Move the selection area by pointing the mouse cursor to the
selection area. When the cursor turns into a crossed arrow, click
and drag your mouse to move the selection area in the Preview
Area.
2.
Adjust the size of selection area by moving the cursor over the
edge of selection area. When the cursor turns into a double-sided
arrow, click and drag your mouse to expand or shrink the
selection area.
New Frame Button
Use the New Frame button to add a new selection area to the
Preview Area. (To do so, you can also use the Duplicate button in
Job List). First click this button, then move the mouse cursor into the
Preview Area. When the cursor becomes a cross, click and drag
your mouse to create a new selection area. The new selection area
(scan job) you just created will also be listed in the Job List. You can
use the buttons in the Job List to delete or view detailed information
of that job.
Hand Button
The Hand button is used to move the preview image within the
Preview Area. If the preview image is larger than the Preview Area,
you can first click this button, move the cursor onto the preview
image, then click and drag your mouse to move.
Zoom Button
Use the Zoom button to get a closer look at the preview image. Click
on the Zoom button to enlarge the preview image. When the cursor
turns into a magnifier, move it over the preview image, and then click
on it. You can zoom out from the image by first pressing and holding
“Alt” key on your keyboard and then clicking on the preview image.
Level Button
By clicking on the Level button, the Level dialog box will appear.
The Level dialog box includes several
useful tools for you to check the
Colour level information of the image
and adjust the image quality. A
description of each component in the
dialog box and how they work to
affect the image follows.
Colour Channel box
Use the Colour Channel box to select a Colour channel to adjust.
This will allow you to adjust the histogram property of each Colour
channel respectively.
Histogram
A Histogram displays the distributing status of
dark and bright pixels in an image. The x-axis is
divided into 256 equal portions, representing the
brightness level of 0 to 255. The y-axis is used to
represent the quantity of pixel in each brightness
level. A comparison of two images and their
histograms follows:
Brighter
images
have
brighter pixels, therefore the
bars to the right are higher
than those at the left.
Darker images have darker
pixels, therefore the bars to
the left are higher than
those to the right.
In addition, if we take a look at the two images below:
Image 1
Image 2
We can see that in Image 1, there is a higher contrast between the brighter and
darker part of the image. Bright and dark pixels occupy a larger portion of the total
image. Therefore, in the histogram there are higher bars in the left (darker side)
and right (brighter side), and in the centre the bars are relatively much lower,
which means that there are only a few midtone pixels in the image.
In image 2, pixels in objects possess greater levels of brightness and darkness.
The distribution is more even than that in Image 1 as well. Therefore, the brighter,
midtone and darker pixels share evenly the total pixels in the image. This will result
in the histogram for Image 2 appearing smoother.
Now that we can understand the information in the histogram, the next step will be
to adjust the image with histogram tools. Below the Histogram, there are three
tiny triangles:
Midtone
Shadow
Highlight
Threshold
Threshold
By dragging these triangles, you can adjust the brightness and contrast of an
image precisely. For example, if you drag the Shadow Threshold triangle to the
right, the pixels with lower brightness level than the Shadow Threshold will be
cut into black. This makes the image look darker. If you drag the Highlight
Threshold triangle to the left, the pixels with higher brightness level than the
Highlight Threshold will be turned into white. This makes the image look
brighter.
The Midtone triangle is used to control the brightness level of midtone pixels.
Dragging the Midtone triangle to the left will increase the brightness level of
midtone pixels and make the midtone area of image look brighter. Dragging the
triangle to the right will decrease the brightness level of midtone pixels and make
the midtone area of image look darker.
Below is an example of using the histogram tools to enhance the image and add
detail:
Before adjustment
After adjustment
Input Level box
The Input Level box displays the value of Shadow
Threshold, Midtone and Highlight Threshold
respectively. You can also input each value here
directly.
Output Level box
The Output Level box is used to expand the output
level of the image Colour. You can either drag the
triangles below the bar or enter the value directly to
adjust.
If the Input Level is set as 20 to 230, then 210 (230 minus 20) Colour levels can be
represented in the image. If you set the Output Level as 10 to 250, then the
original 210 levels of Colour can be “expanded” to 240 levels (250 minus 10), which
can enrich the Colour and display more details in the image.
You can also click on the Auto button in the dialog box to adjust the histogram
properties automatically. When you have finished with adjustments, you can click
OK to apply, or click Reset to restore the default settings. To abort and exit the
dialog box, click Cancel.
Curve Button
The Curve tool is used to adjust the brightness properties of midtone
pixels in an image. Once you click on the Curve button, the following
dialog box will appear:
An introduction to each component in the
dialog box and a description of how to use
the Curve tool to adjust an image follows.
Colour Channel box
Use the Colour Channel box to select the colour channel to be
adjusted. This allows you to adjust the curve property of each
Colour channel independently.
Tonal Map
The x-axis in the Tonal Map represents the input
brightness level of the pixels in an image. The y-axis
represents the output brightness level of the image. By
clicking and dragging the curve to change its shape,
you can adjust the difference between input and output
brightness levels of an image without making large
changes to the dark and bright areas. If we compare
the following images and their Tonal Maps:
The original image and
its Tonal Map. The curve
is straight and diagonal.
Drag the curve to the
left, and the mid-tone
area of the image
becomes brighter.
Drag the curve to the
right, and the mid-tone
area of the image
becomes darker.
You can also click the curve to add new points and further change the shape of the
curve:
Click to add a new point.
Input/Output Status Area
You can read the precise input/output value here.
When you have finished with adjustments, you can click OK to apply, or click
Reset to restore the default settings. To abort and exit the dialog box, click
Cancel.
Colour Balance Button
Click the Colour Balance button to open the Colour Balance dialog
box:
In this dialog box, you can change the
mixture of colours of an image and
emphasise or diminish certain colours.
A
description
of
Colour
Balance
components follows.
Channel
This is where you can select the channel to
be adjusted.
Adjustment Area
You can drag the triangles or enter the value
(from 0 to 100) in the box directly to adjust.
To adjust the colour balance, first, you can select the channel you want to adjust,
then drag the triangles under the three colour bars. In addition, you can also enter
the desired values directly into the three entry boxes to the right of the Colour bars
to adjust the Colour balance.
For example, if the colour of the brighter area in the original you wish to scan
appears to be bluish, you can first choose Highlight as the channel, and then drag
the triangle below the Cyan-Red bar to the right, or drag the triangle below the
Yellow-Blue bar to the left to eliminate the bluish effect.
When you get the desired effect, click the OK button to confirm your settings and
close the dialog box. If you are not satisfied with the adjustment, you can click on
the Reset button and the settings will return to the default values. Alternatively,
you can click the Cancel button to cancel your settings and close the dialog box.
Colour Adjustment button
Click the Colour Adjustment button, and the Colour Adjustment
dialog box will appear:
Colour Adjustment is another
convenient tool that you can use to
adjust and calibrate the Colours in an
image. This function works much like
the Colour Balance tool, but it
provides another way to control the
property of image Colours.
The Colour Adjustment tool uses
three control items: Hue, Saturation
and Lightness. Hue is a characteristic
that distinguishes one Colour from
another, while Saturation decides the
intensity of a Colour. Lightness is
used to measure the amount of
brightness in a Colour. The lighter a
Colour is, the higher lightness it has.
Colour Wheel
Colour Wheel is used to specify the hue and saturation of
the colour you want to use. Move your mouse cursor on
the Colour Wheel and then click on it. Drag within the
Colour Wheel to select the hue of the Colour you want to
use. The distance from the centre of the wheel decides the
saturation of the colour: the farther you drag your mouse
cursor from the centre of the Colour Wheel, the higher the
saturation.
Lightness Bar
You can drag the triangle below the Lightness Bar to adjust
the lightness of the colour you choose. To increase the
lightness, drag the triangle to the right. Otherwise, drag the
triangle to the left to reduce the lightness.
Entry Box
While you drag within the Colour Wheel to choose the hue
and saturation of colour or drag the triangle below the
Lightness Bar to specify the lightness of colour, the related
information will also be shown in the Entry Boxes. You can
also enter the values here directly.
When you have finished with adjustments, click the OK button to confirm your
settings and close the dialog box. If you are not satisfied with the adjustments, you
can click the Reset button and the settings will return to the default. Alternatively,
you can click the Cancel button to cancel and close the dialog box.
Brightness/Contrast button
Click the Brightness/Contrast button and the Brightness/Contrast
dialog box will appear:
You can adjust the overall brightness and
contrast of the
image
manually
or
automatically in this dialog box. To adjust the
brightness and contrast more precisely, you
can use the Curve and Level function.
Brightness control
Contrast control
You can drag the triangle below the bar to
increase/decrease the overall brightness of the image,
or click Auto button to adjust the brightness
automatically.
You can drag the triangle below the bar to
increase/decrease the overall contrast of the image, or
click Auto button to adjust the contrast automatically.
When you have finished with adjustments, click the OK button to confirm your
settings and close the dialog box. If you are not satisfied with the adjustments, you
can click the Reset button and the settings will return to the default. Alternatively,
you can click the Cancel button to cancel and close the dialog box.
Threshold button
Threshold function is very useful when you scan line art images or
scan documents for OCR (optical character recognition) use. You may
use this function to adjust the quality of line art images or eliminate
unwanted dots in the document to improve the accuracy of
recognition.
Note: this function is only applicable when you select Line Art as the
Image Type.
Select the Threshold button, and the Threshold dialog box will appear:
The x-axis in the histogram represents the
brightness level of the pixels in the image (from
0 to 255, from left to right). The y-axis
represents the quantity of pixels.
To adjust the threshold value, drag the triangle
below the histogram or enter the threshold
value in the Threshold entry box directly. For
example:
Image 1
Image 2
Image 1 is the original scanned image, while in Image 2 the threshold value is
changed into 56. This means that pixels in the image with brightness level below
56 will all be cut into black, and those with brightness level above 56 are all turned
into white. Therefore, you will find that by setting a lower threshold value, some
details are lost in the new image. However, if there are many unwanted dots in an
image, you can eliminate them.
When you have finished with the threshold adjustment, you can click OK to
confirm, or click Cancel to abort and exit the dialog box. Otherwise, you can click
Reset button and the settings will return to the default 128.
Invert button
You can click the Invert button to get an inverted or negative image:
Original image
Image after Invert
is applied
Mirror button
You can click the Mirror button to get a mirror reflection effect on the
original as if you were viewing the image in a mirror:
Original image
Image after Mirror
is applied
Rotate button
You can rotate the selection area easily with this button. For example,
if the original scan is not aligned correctly, you can use this function to
correct the tilt.
After you preview the photo, adjust the selection area to approximately encompass
the photo. Then click this button to display the Rotate dialogue box:
You can drag the slider to rotate the image
manually or click the Auto button to let
Diamond
View
align
the
image
automatically. You can also enter the
rotation angle in the Angle entry box
directly.
Original image
Image aligned by clicking
Auto
When you have finished with the rotation, you can click OK to apply, or click
Cancel to abort and exit the dialog box. Otherwise, you can click Reset button to
reset the angle.
Note:
1. The Auto function applies only to reflective originals with rectangular
edges (e.g., photographs).
2.
The rotation angles that are available can be limited by the size and
position of the selection area.
Auto button
After you preview an image, you can press this button to open the Auto
dialogue box:
Auto Crop
Click this button and the Diamond View
driver will crop the scan area
automatically and select only the
necessary size for scanning the image.
Auto Descreen
Clicking this button will detect and apply
an appropriate descreen value for
scanning.
Auto Type
Click this button to detect the image and
choose an appropriate image type
automatically.
When you have made your selection , you can click OK to confirm or Cancel to
abort and exit.
Status Area
The Status Area provides information of the image you are
working on:
Pixel Display Box
This box displays the colour of the pixel
that the mouse cursor is currently pointing
to.
Pixel Information Area
The location of the pixel expressed in (X,Y)
coordinates and the RGB values of the pixel
are also displayed here.
Image Information Area
The image information is displayed here
W = width
H = height
S = image size
A = rotation angle
5. PHOTO EXPRESS
In this chapter you will be introduced to the fantastic world of Photo Express. Learn
more about this bundled software and make your scanned photographs and other
images more interesting and colourful!
Note: Refer to Photo Express electronic User’s Manual on the software
CD for more details about how to use its features and functions.
Introduction
Welcome to Photo Express, the new cool tool for expressing your creativity with
pictures of your family, friends or anything else! Photo Express is the ultimate tool
for adding that extra spark of life to your photos - it gives you the power to take
ordinary, everyday pictures and turn them into high-quality works of art. With its
guided work-flow and intuitive interface, you’ll be printing out personalised birthday
cards, calendars, and posters in no time at all!
Photo Express brings a whole new attitude to photo editing. With its professionalquality templates and easy-to-use editing and management tools added to an all
new interface, photo editing has never been easier or this much fun. High-end tools
in a home environment put the power of a photo studio right at your fingertips.
Repair cherished pictures with
powerful touch-up and clone tools.
Realistic paint tools turn
any scene into a work
of art.
Organise and manage all your digitised
photographs with Album. Keeping track of
your loved ones has never been easier.
Use templates to create outstanding calendars, birthday cards, greeting cards,
invitations, and much, much more!
Getting Started
To run Photo Express, double click the Photo Express icon on your Windows
desktop or open from Windows Start Menu. When you run Photo Express, make
sure that the Windows display is set for a resolution of 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768
pixels and using Hi Colour (15/16 bit) or True Colour (24 bit) mode.
The following screen will appear when you start Photo Express. It’s best to
familiarise yourself with the components in the interface before you actually start:
Tool Bar
Mode Tabs
Workspace
Command Panel
Options Panel
Global Viewer & Thumbnail Scroll
Shortcut Bar
Mode Tab: The Mode tabs switch Photo Express
between Photo mode and Project mode. Photo mode is where the majority of your
work is done, while the Project mode lets you make greeting cards, name cards,
and other fun things based on templates.
Command Panel: The Command panel lists all of the available
categories in Photo Express necessary for getting the most out
of your creativity when working on photos. Each category
contains a specific set of tools.
Options Panel: The Options panel shows you
all the different options available for any given
tool.
Tool Bar: The Toolbar contains all of the
tools you need to edit your photos. Each
group of tools is divided into categories when you select a new category, the tools on the Toolbar change accordingly.
Categories can be selected from the Command panel.
Shortcut Bar: The Shortcut bar
makes available to you all the most
commonly used menu commands. These commands vary depending on the
Command panel category you are currently in. Click the green arrow to hide the
Shortcut bar.
Thumbnail scroll: The Thumbnail scroll opens from the
Global Viewer and lists all the images you currently have
open with the topmost image displayed in the window below
the Command panel.
Workspace: The Work space is where your photo is placed as you work on it.
Getting Images
The first thing you want to do when you start Photo Express is to get the photos
you want to work with into the actual program. The place you start is with Album.
From here, you can do almost anything in Photo Express. All other ways of getting
photos can work independently of Album, but they are also set up to let you
capture or open images directly to it.
Note: The Project tab only allows you to open Project Template files
(*.tpx and *.tpl). For information on adding photos and other images to
the template, please see Working with Templates.
Working with Album
Album lets you organise the photos in your computer
into convenient “books” similar to real-world photo
albums. These books contain thumbnails of all the
images you select to put in them, as well as links to
said images, information, and annotations. This way,
you have instant access to all your photos from directly
within Photo Express. Organise photos by author,
subject, title and catalogue.
To create a new Album:
Click the Get category button on the Command
Panel.
2. Select Album from the Toolbar.
3. Click the New button in the Options panel. The New Photo Album dialog box
opens and you can set up the new album file.
1.
To add new images to an album:
1. Select an album.
2. Click the File icon and browse for the folder where the images are stored.
3. When they appear in the Options panel, click the Select All button (or select
images individually by holding down the Ctrl key as you click them).
4. Next, select the Save to album option and click the Insert button. The files are
added to the last album that you had open.
To relink “lost” images, right-click over the album in the Options
panel and select either Relink or Refresh.
Printing album thumbnails:
Click the Album icon on the Get toolbar and then choose an album from the
Options panel.
2. Press the Ctrl key, and in the workspace, click the thumbnails you want to use.
The selected thumbnails are highlighted in green.
3. Click the Print button on the Command panel and select a print method.
1.
You can quickly jump to the Print option you want to use by
hovering your pointer over the Print button on the Command
panel. When the submenu appears, click the Print icon you want.
Working with Images
Adjusting Images
After you have acquired an image from a scanner or digital camera, it may need
some adjustments. Photo Express provides you with the perfect tool for adjusting
your photos: the Transform tool.
To re-align a photo:
After scanning the photo, open it from either
Album or from File directly into the workspace if
you haven’t already scanned it directly there.
1.
2. Put your mouse over the Edit category
button and select Adjust from the pop-up
submenu. The Adjust tools appear on the
Toolbar.
3. Click the Transform button on the Adjust
toolbar. The Transform options appear in the
Options panel.
!To freely rotate a photo, select the spin wheel in the upper right or lower left
corner of the photo and rotate into position.
!To position it more accurately, enter an order of degrees in the Options panel
and then click either Rotate Left or Rotate Right to implement it.
!To flip the photo, click either Flip Horizontally or Flip Vertically.
You can re-size an image during transformation by clicking and
dragging the handles on the upper left or lower right corners. You
can also move the image in the workspace by dragging it with your
mouse cursor.
To trim your photo:
Click the Trim button in the Edit: Adjust
category. The Trim options will open in the
Options panel.
1.
Select a Trim shape and then set the
amount of Soft edge you want to soften the
edges of the trimmed photo with.
2.
3.
Click Apply to trim the photo.
Note: You can open the trimmed region
in a new editing work space by selecting
the Create New Image option.
To re-size your photo:
Click the Size button in the Edit: Adjust
category. This opens the Size options in the
Options panel.
1.
Select either a predefined size from the
Standard drop-down menu, or enter custom
dimensions for the image in the User defined
option.
2.
Select the Keep aspect ratio button to
maintain continuity between height and width
as you resize. This keeps the image from
getting stretched unnaturally.
3.
Finally, you can define the image’s
Resolution. This determines how the image
prints on paper - the lower the resolution, the
less pixels used to generate the image, while a
higher resolution uses more pixels to create an
image resulting in a larger file.
4.
5.
Click Apply to resize the photo.
Sharing Images
Printing Images
Once you have put the finishing touches onto your photos, it is time to print them
out. Photo Express contains numerous printing options, letting you output posters
and name cards in addition to its regular printing duties.
To print an image:
Select the image you wish to print from
the Thumbnail scroll, or select an image or
images from an available album.
1.
Click the Print button on the Command
panel. The print tools appear on the Toolbar.
2.
3.
Select a print tool to use.
" Normal lets you print images normally on
various different types of paper (from Letter
to A4 to envelopes).
" Tile resamples the image down to tile it
multiple times on the page, creating custom
“picture cards” or postcards.
" Poster resamples the picture up, allowing
you to print portions of it on separate pieces
of paper effectively creating posters and
banners.
4.
Click Print.
You can also print album thumbnails. For more on this, see Working
with Album - Printing album thumbnails.
Saving Images
After work on your photo is complete, you may want to save it. In Photo Express,
you can save a photo in a variety of different image file formats. Each file format
has its own unique properties and characteristics. Some formats, however, are
better than others for specific situations, such as saving for the Web are.
To save a photo:
1.
Click the Share button on the Command
panel. The Toolbar displays the different Share
tools.
2.
Click the Save button on the Toolbar. The
Save options appear in the Options panel.
3.
Enter the location, name, file type, and
data type.
4.
Select an album from the Save to album
drop-down menu.
5.
Click Save.
" Data type describes how much colour information the image is
saved with. The more colour information included in the file, the
larger the file tends to be. The highest colour data type is True Colour
and files saved with this data type can be very large. Indexed-256
and Greyscale each contain up to a maximum of 256 distinct Colours
and generally are quite small.
" Some file types that you can use are: BMP for saving your photos
at the highest level of quality with no compression; JPEG for photos
you want to use on the web or send via e-mail - it compresses photos
with a small reduction in overall quality; UPX for saving photos with
unmerged, free-floating objects. These objects can be used again
when the file is re-opened.
Express Yourself
Create Calendars
One of the easiest tasks to accomplish in Photo Express is making calendars, either
for your Windows desktop or for your real desktop. They are great gift for your
friends and loved ones, in addition to being a convenient way to keep track of
important dates in style.
To create calendars:
Get the image you want to use as the
calendar image.
1.
Click the Express button on the Command
panel and then select the Calendar icon from
the Toolbar.
2.
Choose a type of calendar from the
samples and modify it to fit your needs.
3.
Click and drag the photo or date object to
move it. Or, resize it using the control handles
on the image’s border. Edit text and dates by
selecting the object that contains it, then click
the Planner button on the Shortcut bar to add
notes or holidays to individual dates as well as
add props from the Clipart box.
4.
When your calendar is ready, set it as
Windows wallpaper by clicking the Wallpaper
icon in the Options panel, or send it to the
Windows clipboard (to paste it into other
applications) by clicking the Clipboard icon.
Finally, print the calendar by clicking the Print
button.
5.
On the Shortcut bar, click the Command Menu icon to open the
Calendar Command Menu. This is where you define the properties
of the calendar, such as font, Colours, and text style, among other
things.
Morphing Photos
One of Photo Express’ more novel effects extras is that of image morphing.
Morphing transforms an image over time to create interesting and unique “warps”
of the original photo. Image morphs are output as either image sequences or
animated GIF files.
To morph an image:
Get the photo you want to morph from an
album or from your hard disk.
1.
Click the Express button on the Command
panel. The Express extras appear on the
Toolbar.
2.
Select the Morph icon from the Toolbar.
3.
Choose a transformation from Type. To use
the transformation, move your mouse cursor into
the workspace and start “painting”.
4.
On the Shortcut bar, click the Add Item to
Storyboard button. This adds the current image
to the Storyboard.
5.
You can remove the effects of
a transformation and return the
image to its original state by
clicking the Restore button on
the Shortcut bar. Also, click the
Play button to view an on-thefly rendering of the animation.
When your Storyboard is complete, save
the file to disk by clicking the Save icon on the
Shortcut bar.
6.
Note: You can output image morphs as either an image sequence or GIF
animations. GIF animations are useful for putting your images on the
Web while image sequences are best for searching through the individual
frames to find the one that really stands out.
Working in Project Mode
The Project mode gives you a focused environment in which to create custom
greeting cards, calendars, invitations, birthday and anniversary cards, name cards,
and planners. The Project mode is useful for getting through a “project” as quickly
and efficiently as possible. It is where Photo Express lives up to its name, speeding
you through all the necessary tasks while keeping all the unnecessary or
extraneous components secure in the background. While in Project mode, you can
only open template files, but you can add photo files of any image type to your
templates in the process of customising them.
To Begin a New Project
1. Click the Project tab when you start Photo
Express. Photo Express then switches over to Project
mode, which contains slightly different options and
commands than Photo mode.
Click the album icon on the Toolbar and then select
an album from the Options panel. Albums are
categorised by type, such as Flyers, Greeting Cards,
and Invitations to name a few.
2.
Choose a template from the album and click the
Edit button on the Command panel. The template
opens into the workspace.
3.
You can create your own, custom
templates in Photo mode. All you need
to do is set your template up (i.e. add
text objects and artwork) and then save
it as a *.tpx file. This file can then be
opened in Project mode and saved to
one of the many Project albums or
added to a custom album.
Working with Templates
Photo Express’ unique templates can be edited and customised to suit your own
needs. Templates consist of multiple components, usually a combination of text
and photos with a decoration or two perhaps thrown in. To change any one of
these components, simply select it and choose the appropriate tools from the
Toolbar.
To replace images in a template:
1. Click the Edit button on the Command panel. When
the submenu opens, click Place. The Place tools appear
on the Toolbar.
2.
Click the Album icon.
In the Options panel, select the image you want to
insert from an available album.
3.
4.
Click Replace.
You can also insert images that are
already open in the workspace. Simply
click the Workspace icon on the Place
toolbar and select the image you want to
add to the template.
To move one object over another:
1.
Select the object you want to move up.
2. Click the Move Object Up button on
the Shortcut bar. This moves the object up
one level, placing it above and over objects
lower than it in the hierarchy.
Use the Move Object
Down button to place the
object
below
other
objects.
Adding Decoration
One category of tools on the Edit menu in Project mode is unique to that tab:
Decoration. These are special, object-based effects such as Frames, Edges and
Props you can use to enhance photo objects in a project.
To add special edge effects to a photo object:
1.
Select a photo object.
Click the Decoration button on the Edit
submenu of the Command panel.
2.
3.
Click the Edges icon on the Toolbar.
From the Edges drawer, click the Magic icon.
This opens the Magic Edges options in the Options
panel.
4.
5.
Select a Magic Edges preset and click Apply.
You can create unique Magic Edges
by clicking the Custom tab in the
Magic Edges Options panel.
To add frame to a photo object:
1.
Select a photo object.
2.
Click the Frames icon on the Toolbar.
3.
Select a frame from the Options panel.
4.
Click Apply.
Note: You cannot apply frames to a
background image.
Printing Templates
As with Photo mode, Project mode lets you print your work when you’re finished
with it. The same options available in Photo mode apply in Project mode as well.
For more on printing, see 4-8 Printing Images and the on-line help.
To print a template as name cards:
Click the Print button on the Command
panel.
1.
2. Select the Tile icon from the Toolbar. The
Tile options appear in the Options panel.
Enter the number of rows and columns. This
establishes how many name cards are printed
per page.
3.
Select your printer from the Printer name
drop-down menu.
4.
Select the paper size you want to use from
Paper size drop-down menu.
5.
6.
Click Print.
" To further define the layout of
the name cards on the page, click
the Options button. This opens
the Layout options dialog box,
giving you control over such things
as X- and Y- offset, spacing, and
image size, among others.
" To set up your printer options,
click the Printer Properties icon
on the Shortcut bar.
Sharing Templates
Sharing templates works exactly the same way as sharing photos in Photo mode.
You can print, e-mail, fax, or output them to web pages. For more on these tools,
see the on-line help and related documents.
To e-mail a template:
Click the Share:
Command panel.
1.
2.
E-mail
button
on
the
Click Send.
Select your default e-mail client
from the Mail client drop-down list
for help on how to set it to work
properly.
To fax a template:
Click the Share: Fax button on the Command
panel.
1.
2.
Set the desired Layout options.
3.
Click Send.
Microsoft Fax must be installed first
before you can use this feature.
To output a template as a Web page:
Click the Share: Web Page button on
the Command panel.
Set up the web page’s parameters (i.e.
number of rows and columns of the images
to display per web page).
Select To Mail from the Destination dropdown menu.
Click Apply.
1.
6. DIAMOND VIEW COPIER
Copier is a software application that combines your scanner and printer into a
copying machine, making it easy to copy images and documents.
You can use Copier to:
! Scale images or documents up and down
The scanned image can be diminished or enlarged within the size of the paper.
! Partial copy
You can specify an area of the document to copy using the scan preview
window.
! Save as a file
The scanned image can be saved as a file.
Note: You can also refer to the Copier on-line help for more details on
how to use Copier.
Adjusting Copier Settings
In order to make better copies, it’s important to know how to adjust the settings in
the Copier.
To open Copier, click Start on Windows taskbar, move the mouse cursor over
Programs, Copier and then the Copier icon. Click on it and the Copier panel will
appear as shown below:
Copier Parameters
The table below is a list of Copier parameters. Before you start to copy, adjust the
parameters as required.
Icons
Icon
Parameter
Description
Scanner
driver
To select your scanner driver, click this icon until your
scanner driver appears in the Information Window.
Allows you to select the printer type or save the copy
output as a file for future use. When you click on this
Printer
icon, the
dialog box appears.
Select the printer and paper size you want, or click on
Setup to configure your printer. To save the output as
a file, select
.
Image Type
Sets the image type as Text, Colour Picture and Grey
Picture. To set image type, click this icon until the right
image type appears in the Information Window.
Default setting is Text.
Copy
quality
Sets the copying quality as High Quality or High Speed.
To copy an image quickly, choose High Speed.
Otherwise, choose High Quality for better results
especially if you are copying colour pictures. The
default setting is High Quality.
Reset all
settings
Resets all of the above parameters to their original
settings.
Information Window
The Information Window shows the current
settings for the Scanner Driver, Printer,
Image Type, Copy Quality and number of
copies.
Brightness and Contrast
Brightness
Sliders
The sliders are used to adjust the image
contrast and brightness.
Drag the slider with your mouse or press
the right and left arrow keys to adjust the
contrast or brightness.
The sliders appear in red when they are in
the middle or grey elsewhere.
Contrast
Number of Copies
Digit keys
Clear key
The numeric keys are used to set the copy
number. Valid copy number for output to
printer is from 1 to 99. Press the digit keys
to set the copy number and the number you
set will be shown in the information box.
Note: If you save the output as a file, the
copy number can only be set to 1. The digit
keys are ineffective.
The Clear button clears the copy number
and resets it to 1.
Buttons
Start Copying button. Press this button to start copying the image
to the printer or a file. The button changes to
scanner is copying and you can press it to stop copying.
while the
Minimise button. Press this button to minimise the Copier panel.
Exit button. Press this button to exit Copier.
Preview button. Press this button to open the preview windows.
when you are in the Preview Menu. Click
This button changes to
this button to exit Preview.
Copier has two preview windows - scan preview and print preview.
to scan the preview image.
Press
and you can press this
When copying, the button changes to
button to terminate scanning. See the on-line help for more details
of the Preview functions.
Ready lamp. If the indicator lamp is green, this means that the
scanner is ready and you can scan the next document or image. A
blinking lamp means that the scanner is busy.
Help button. Press this button to open the Copier on-line help.
How to Use Copier
Follow these steps to copy a document:
1. Open Copier.
2. Place the document you want to copy facing down on the scanner glass plate.
Set the Copier parameters properly.
3. Click on the
button to start copying. Note that when copying in under
progress, this button changes to
cancel copying anytime.
and you can click on this button to
<Memo>
7. FINEREADER SPRINT OCR
FineReader is an omnifont OCR (Optical Character Recognition) system. This means
that, without preliminary training, it can deal with text of practically any quality,
printed with any font. With your scanner and FineReader, you can scan and
recognise the text in a document and save the result as an electronic text file
instead of painstakingly re-entering the text with your keyboard.
This chapter will give you a general instruction on how to use the quick scanning
and recognition function provided by Fine Reader. For detailed description on Fine
Reader’s features and advanced functions, please refer to the electronic user’s
manual under the Fine Reader directory on the software disc.
Getting Started
To run FineReader, click Windows Start button, then move the mouse cursor over
Programs, ABBYY Fine Reader and click on ABBYY FineReader Sprint. The
following main screen will appear:
Menu Bar
Scan &
Read
toolbar
Main window
Before you can use FineReader with your scanner, you have to select your scanner
as the image input source. Follow the steps below:
To select your scanner as the image source:
1.
Click Scan&Read on the Menu bar, then click Select Scanner….
2.
The following dialog box will pop up. Select Diamond View Vx.xx and click
OK.
Note: Before you select the scanner, make sure the Diamond View driver program
has been installed properly. You do not have to select the scanner every time you
use FineReader.
To recognize a document using the Scan&Read button
After you have selected your scanner as the image source, you can start to use the
Scan&Read button to recognise a document.
Make sure you have placed a document hard copy face down on the scanner, the
scanner is installed properly and power is turned ON.
When everything is ready, follow the steps below to begin scanning:
Step 1: Push the Scan&Read button
Click the Scan&Read button on the Scan&Read tool bar. The Diamond View main
screen will pop up. Set the scanning parameters as follows:
Original : Reflective (Flatbed)
Image type: Line Art
Resolution: 300 dpi
Step 2: Scan
Preview the document. Adjust the scan area in the Diamond View main window to
enclose the part of the document to be scanned. When ready, click
button to start scanning.
Step 3: Recognize the scanned image
When scanning is completed, close Diamond View. Fine Reader will start to
recognize the scaned image.
Step 4: Save the result
After the recognition process is completed, the result will be displayed in the Main
window. You can click
to save the result as a text file or click
to Wicrosoft Word. You can also click
to save
to save the result to Microsoft Excel.
Tips for Improving Recognition Quality
If you have a text document with many unrecognised characters, the reason may
be that the source image is of a poor quality. You should set the correct brightness,
and resolution and use the Diamond View scanner’s Threshold function then rescan
the image. Make sure the page is clean of any pencil marks, dust, etc and clean it
off if necessary.
A poorly recognised text can be due to incorrect recognition parameters, e.g.,
selection of an incorrect language or selecting too many languages. For instance,
recognition errors in each line may be caused with recognition of an English text
with English-Russian language.
8. SCAN BUTTON
The Scan Button is a convenient tool for scanning and importing images directly
into application software that you use most frequently. With Scan Button, you no
longer have to open the application software first and dash through menu and
submenus to acquire and import images. With just a mouse click, Scan Button will
do it all!
Introduction to Scan Button
After Scan Button is installed, a shortcut will be added into the Start folder. Every
time you turn on your computer, the Scan Button toolbar will appear on the screen
for easy access, and a small icon will also be displayed on the right side of the
Windows Task Bar.
Scan to File
Scan to OCR
Scan to Printer
Scan to Mail
Scan to FAX
Scan to applications
(Depending on the applications you have installed, the contents of the Scan Button
toolbar shown here may be different to that displayed your screen.)
You can right-click the title bar of the Scan Button toolbar to display the following
submenu:
Help: choose this item to read the on-line instruction for Scan Button.
About Scan Button…: choose this item to display the version number and other
related information about Scan Button.
Settings…: enter the Setting window and change Scan Button settings.
Minimise: hide the Scan Button toolbar and minimise into an icon on Windows
Taskbar.
Exit: quit Scan Button.
Scan Button Settings
Before you start to use Scan Button, you need to adjust the settings properly in
order to match your needs. Select Settings…from the submenu, and the Setting
window will pop up on the screen:
Options in the General tab:
Button View:
You can choose to display the Scan Button toolbar in two different sizes: Large
Icon and Small Icon.
If you choose to display the Scan Button tool bar in Small Icon, it will look like
this:
Scanner
You can push the Select Source…button to select or change the scanner you use
to work with Scan Button. If you have installed a scanner before you set up Scan
Button, the scanner will be selected automatically.
OCR Application
You can select or change the OCR application that is used with Scan Button. If you
have installed Fine Reader before you set up Scan Button, it will be selected
automatically.
Temporary file location
You can click
button to browse and select the location to save the temporary
file. To delete the temporary files, press the Clear temp files button.
Quick Scan
Here you can specify the action of Scan Button when you double-click the icon on
Windows Taskbar. For example, if you choose Scan to Printer, the next time you
double-click the Scan Button tray icon, Scan Button will be activated and start to
scan and print the scanned image to the printer you designated.
Minimise when startup
When the Minimise when startup box is checked, the Scan Button toolbar will
not display on the screen, and there will only be a small icon on the system tray.
Options in the Application tab:
In addition to the basic functions Scan Button provides, you can choose to add or
delete the applications that are used to work with Scan Button. If you want to add
an application to the list, click Add button to browse and select the application to
add, and then click OK. If you want to remove an application from the list, simply
highlight the item and then click the Remove button.
Scan settings
You can adjust the image type, scan resolution and size here. If the Display
TWAIN user interface box is checked, Scan Button will bring up the scanner
driver user interface and disable its own scan setting options.
For more detailed information about Scan Button settings, please refer to the online instructions.
Using Scan Button
Scan to File
Click the Scan to File
button, and the scanner will start to scan the original
automatically. When the scan has finished, a Save as dialogue box will pop up
asking where you want to save the scanned image:
You can specify a location and
name for the scanned image
and then click OK to save the
image.
Scan to Printer
Click the Scan to Printer
button, and the scanner will start to scan the
original and the scanned image data will be sent to the specified printer.
Scan to OCR
Click the Scan to OCR
button, and the scanned image will be imported into
the OCR software and the recognition process will start automatically. When
completed, you will be prompted to specify the name and location to save the
document.
Scan to FAX
Click the Scan to FAX
button, and the scanned image will be sent via the
fax device or software you specified.
Scan to Mail
Click the Scan to Mail
software you specified.
button to send the scanned image via the mail client
Scan to Application
Depending on the software applications that you have installed and selected for
Scan Button, different buttons representing the applications will also appear on the
Scan Button toolbar. You can click the button to scan and import the scanned
image into the application directly. For example, if you click the PhotoExpress
button, the scanner will start to scan the original automatically. When
scanning is completed, PhotoExpress will be activated automatically and you
can begin to edit the image.
In addition to the buttons on the Scan Button toolbar, you can also use the Quick
Scan function by double-clicking the Scan Button system icon to execute the action
you specified in General tab in the Setting dialogue box.
9. TROUBLESHOOTING AND FAQ
FAQ – Scanning Films
1.
Why does Diamond View display the message “Scanner is warming
up” whenever I scan or preview after I change the Original type or
Scan Mode setting?
Answer: When you change the Original type or Scan Mode, the scanner needs to
switch the lamp used for scanning so a warm up time is needed.
2.
When I preview transparent originals, why does the colour of the
preview image change as I move or adjust the size of the selection
rectangle in the Preview Area?
Answer: When processing the image data of transparent originals, the Diamond
View driver program will dynamically optimise the colour according to the
image enclosed in the selection rectangle. Therefore, when you move the
selection rectangle or change its size, a slight colour change will occur to
the preview image.
3.
When I scan films, why does the colour sometimes deviate from
that of the original?
Answer: Because the image data area of the film is not sufficient for the scanner
driver to calibrate image colour accurately. Try to use another film type
setting for scanning.
Troubleshooting
1 The scanner can not be accessed and the message “Scanner not found”
is displayed.
Make sure that the USB cable is connected properly to your PC and your scanner is
turned on.
2 The Auto Crop function sometimes fails.
Diamond View performs the Auto Crop function by first estimating the outline of
the image. If the outline of the image is unclear or can not be easily recognised,
the driver will not be able to decide the correct shape to crop. This is usually
caused by an irregularly shaped image, image data noise or a dirty glass plate.
If this happens, clean the scanner glass plate with a lint-free cloth and press the
TPO unit gently while scanning.
3 The TPO lamp goes out when I lift the TPO unit (DV648UT).
Check to see if the TPO unit cable is connected firmly to the scanner.
4 Calibration fail occurs when I scan transparent originals.
Check to see if:
The slide/film frame is positioned correctly.
The calibration area of the transparency scanning frame is at the front of
the scanner.
The TPO unit is working properly.
The TPO unit cable is firmly connected to the scanner.
5 FineReader doesn’t work.
First of all, please make sure you have chosen the right data source for FineReader
Sprint. If not, please choose the right scanner in FineReader.
Secondly, set the scanning image type to Line Art. For better recognition
performance, set the driver threshold to an initial value to 128. This value may
need to be changed depending on the content of the image that is to be scanned.
10. SERVICE AND SUPPORT INFORMATION
If problems persist after you check this manual, you can contact your dealer or
consult the technical service below:
For driver and hardware questions, please send an e-mail (Containing detailed
descriptions of the problem you come upon, the hardware and software
environment of your system) to the following address:
[email protected]
For free driver updates, product information and news release, please visit the
following web address:
http://www.mitsubishi-electric.com.au
For questions on using the bundled application, please consult the following web
addresses:
http://www.ulead.com (Photo Express)
http://www.abbyy.com (FineReader)
Packing Directions
To avoid possible damage during transportation, please follow these guidelines
when repacking your scanner before moving it or returning it for service. Mitsubishi
Electric Australia cannot be held responsible for any damage that may occur during
shipping:
1. Lock the scanner: you can find the lock on the bottom of the scanner and on
the overhead transparency scanning module.
2. Use the original shipping container and packing materials for
repacking.
3. Send only the scanner and other hardware required for the repair.
Returning Your Scanner for Service
In the event that you need to return your scanner for service, please ensure that
you enclose:
1.
Your name and daytime telephone number including area code
2.
A copy of your receipt or other proof of purchase if you are making a warranty
claim.
3.
A return delivery address
4.
A clear description of the problem(s) that you encountered including the
version numbers of the programs or applications that you were using when
you encountered the problem.
5.
Details of the computer that you are using:
• the type of computer - Mac or PC, microprocessor type and speed, amount of
memory/RAM
• the operating system, for example Windows 98, Windows 98 or MacOS System
8.5.
• details of any other SCSI devices that are connected to the computer.
For servicing details contact Mitsubishi Electric Australia on (02) 9684-7669 or via
our web site at www.mitsubishi-electric.com.au.
APPENDIX. DIAMOND VIEW MAIN SCREEN
GUIDE
(See next page)
Diamond View Main Driver Screen Guide
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