There we were, browsing the Blurb Forums, when we found a question about scanning slides. A lot of Blurbarians use scanned images in their books. We’ve seen love letters, old photographs, birth announcements, recipe cards, you name it. Here are a few basic tips from some of the Blurberati who use scans in their books:
• Don’t try to scan every single family photo in your possession. If you’re scanning for a specific book project, just select the best photos to illustrate your book.
• You want your scanned files to be at least 8 bit per channel.
• Pour yourself a big glass (or three) of wine. Scanning is time consuming, but it’s fun to go down memory lane.
• Don’t get too fancy with your settings, Keep it simple. (i.e. 300 DPI at the Blurb book size you’re making.) This will streamline the process for you.
• If you really have a big project and you’re not able to spend the time to scan, trying using Digital Pickle.
If you use scanned images in your books, please share your technique in the comments below or jump into the Forums.