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A scanner is a device that captures images from photographic prints, posters, magazine pages, and similar sources for computer editing and display. Scanners come in hand-held, feed-in, and flatbed types and for scanning black-and-white only, or color. Very high resolution scanners are used for scanning for high-resolution printing, but lower resolution scanners are adequate for capturing images for computer display. Scanners usually come with software, such as Adobe's Photoshop product, that lets you resize and otherwise modify a captured image.

Scanners usually attach to your personal computer with a Small Computer System Interface ( SCSI ). An application such as PhotoShop uses the TWAIN program to read in the image.

Some major manufacturers of scanners include: Epson, Hewlett-Packard, Microtek, and Relisys.

This was last updated in May 2010

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Helpful enough!!!
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Very good for me.
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Very helpful to me. It's amazing.
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Colour spelled wrong it's 'COLOUR'~!!!!!!!
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Helpful.
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Best description!
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The guy who said "colour" is spelled wrong, well you could spell it color or colour- it depend on what country you live in.
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