Do scanners need to be the right way up?

  polymath 20:57 26 Feb 2003

Flatbed ones, that is. I was wondering if I could use it (Epson Perfection 1240U) on it side, or indeed upside down.

I don't want to try it without checking (not in a position to replace it at the moment!)

  Djohn 21:08 26 Feb 2003

Not sure about Epson, but my Canon will fit into a supplied stand, and scan from a sideways on position! J.

  DieSse 21:15 26 Feb 2003

I can't see any reason why they wouldn't.

  jazzypop 21:42 26 Feb 2003

Getting the blu-tac off the glass (to hold the document in place) can be a bit tricky, though.

  Djohn 21:48 26 Feb 2003

jazzypop, that's easier than Tiscali glue though! :o)

  hugh-265156 21:54 26 Feb 2003

should be fine.upside down is useful if for example you want to scan say a flower.the idea being if scanned from above the petals dont get squashed against the glass.need to hold the scanner though.

  woodchip 22:02 26 Feb 2003

You can if you stick the thing you want to scan to the glass

  Djohn 22:05 26 Feb 2003

woodchip, that could be painful. :o(

  woodchip 22:16 26 Feb 2003

it would be if he was trying to stick an old boot to the piece of glass when the scanner was under his desk

  hugh-265156 22:35 26 Feb 2003

place the item to be scanned on a white a4 sheet and hold the scanner over blue tack required. :-)

  Pesala 22:59 26 Feb 2003

Most image programs can rotate an image through 180° very easily (*_*)

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