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Avoiding the Scanning Blues: Complete Guide to Desktop Scanning (Avoiding the Blues Series) [Paperback]

Taz Tally
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23 Oct 2000 Avoiding the Blues Series

Part of the "Avoiding the Blues" series this book will cover the highly-neglected but extremely hard-to-do-right area of scanning images and other content for print and all other media. It will be the only book to cover both b/w AND color.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (23 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130873225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130873224
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 17.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,372,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The experts rave!

"The most accurate information on this subject that I have seen published. Extremely comprehensive."
— Frank Romano, founder, Electronic Publishing magazine "...A voice that communicates technical information without 'jargonizing' readers. Taz is an insatiable learner and trainer."
—Howie Fenton, Senior Technical Consultant, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation

Get perfect scans—on Mac or PC—every time!

Stop struggling with your scanner! In this book, Dr. Taz Tally—the electronic publishing industry's coolest consultant—will show you exactly how to get fantastic results, no matter what platform, software, or output medium you're using! With Avoiding the Scanning Blues, you'll find professional-level explanations, real world examples, and step-by-step instructions for making the most of every scanner and every scan!

  • Covers PC and Mac scanning—for print and Web output
  • Includes Dr. Tally's Top 100 line art and B&W photo scanning tips
  • Advanced calibration and color techniques
  • Exclusive 16-page color section demonstrates powerful techniques for enhancing scanned image quality
  • Based on Taz Tally's world-renowned scanning seminars!


Look in the back...those are real Contone images-real photos! Use them to practice the scanning techniques outlined in the book. See if you get the same results that Taz gets. No other scanning book offers such a great resource!

About the Author

TAZ TALLY, Ph.D. is founder of Taz Tally Seminars, a leading electronic publishing, consulting, and training company, and the author of Avoiding the Output Blues, a complete guide to electronic publishing and PostScript fundamentals. He is a frequent guest at trade shows and seminars throughout the U.S., renowned for his entertaining, content-rich seminars and ability to present complex materials simply and clearly.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good all-round guide 1 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Has good explanations of all aspects of desktop scanning, like resolution, colour depth, corrections etc. Heavily biased towards flatbeds, and Umax in particular. Includes actual photographs for practice. I keep my copy next to my scanner.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A useful reference for desktop publishers 26 April 2001
By Gordon Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
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"Avoiding the Scanning Blues" explains how to scan images in such a way that they can be successfully reproduced by a commercial printer. That's fine if your only interest is commercial printing, but it's of limited value if you want to produce photo-quality prints from an inkjet or Fujix printer.
Also note that Mr. Tally assumes you'll be using a flatbed scanner. He makes no mention at all of film scanners or of scanning film. Granted, most of the rules that apply to flatbed scanning apply to film scanning as well, but the least he could have done was to say so.
To his credit, he provides a great deal of valuable information, most of it neatly summarized at the end of every chapter. Unfortunately, the page layout is cluttered with examples and illustrations that compete with, rather than complement, the text. If you have any familiarity with scanning at all, you may find yourself reading the summaries first and resorting to the main text only for clarification.
If your only interest is producing scans for desktop publishing, this book is still a good investment. If not, you may find it misses the mark.
3.0 out of 5 stars Symbolically speaking... 4 Oct 2004
By D. Hultin - Published on Amazon.com
This book is very short, and a little bit more valuable than its companion book, "Less Than"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Avoiding the Scanning Blues 17 Mar 2003
By Diane Krebs - Published on Amazon.com
I was very pleased with the condition and the promtness of receiving this book. I highly recommend this seller.
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