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02-01-2004, 07:33 PM
I got a scanner way back in september for my birthday. Was excited, but I have yet even been able to get a single ****in inmage on the net!
I have no ideat what to do, I have tried everything. And yes I have read the faqs and guidelines and everything on this site, and none of it has gotten me much further. Ive created many websites to so I can link images. EVERYThING!!!
Please, I'm at the end of my rope, and about to pulverize my precious scanner. I need advice on what to do. If you have to go step by step , so be it. Just anything to make it clear what to do! It would be extremely appreciated!
02-01-2004, 07:51 PM
I think we're going to move this post over to Tips and Tech, see if we can't getcha some help.
For starters, what brand and model of scanner do you have?
Yeah, I know, you may have mentioned it before, but this is where we start. If it boils down to it, we'll go step-by-step.
02-02-2004, 12:48 PM
Its an EPSON Perfection 1260 , inkthinker
02-02-2004, 12:54 PM
You're able to scan the image and have it stored locally ok, yes? Somewhere on your hard drive?
02-02-2004, 01:00 PM
Ooh, Epson... the same brand I work with. Damn good scanners, the Epsons.
So, as Xadrian has said... you can scan the image, yes? You get a jpeg on your computer that you want to transfer to a website, somewhere that everyone can see it, yes?
Or are you having trouble scanning?
02-03-2004, 01:27 PM
I guess his question was answered.
Well done Ben M.
02-03-2004, 02:32 PM
Yes, I can scan images and store them on the hard drive. The trouble is I can't transfer images onto internet websites.
02-03-2004, 02:35 PM
what host are you using?
What type of ftp setup do you have?
If you can scan the images then don't smash the scanner it has nothing to do with your problems...
02-03-2004, 02:45 PM
Host? I guess that would be aol
02-03-2004, 02:47 PM
And there's the question of what does "...transfer them to web pages." mean? Are you getting errors? Does it upload ok, but you can't see it? Something like...
"Hey PJers, I've got a Mustek scanner with Photoshop 5.0 and some space at Geocities. Every time I scan an image, I can see it ok on my machine, and when I use the upload tool on Geocities it says the image is there, but I can never see it. Here's an example of where it should be."
"Hi. I don't own a computer but I want people to see my drawings."
There's a range. :)
02-03-2004, 02:51 PM
Can't get the image to upload at all. Everything I've done so far has not worked.
It probably doesnt help that I dont know much about the internet or computer programs
02-03-2004, 02:57 PM
No it doesn't :) but i don't know that much about aol...so I don't know if I can help either. basically you need to register for webspace...assuming aol has provided you with this, there should be help files associated with your account that will allow you to upload to their servers.
02-03-2004, 03:00 PM
Okay, so here's the very first thing I will suggest.
In Photoshop, make certain that the Image Mode is RGB, not CMYK.
CMYK is the mode used for printing, and jpegs saved in CMYK will not be readable by most browsers. I recall making this mistake a couple times, and it was very frustrating because the image appeared to be fine, until I uploaded it to a server and tried to view it in IE.
It's an easy mistake to make, and an easy one to fix and avoid.
02-03-2004, 03:13 PM
Yeah, don't know much about AOL other than what I throw away from my mail box each month. :)
Even geocities, probably a step right above AOL, has a utility for uploading files.
Once you've got your Inkthinker fix in place, the best way to check that is to drag your image into an open browser, if you can see it, it can be seen by others in most cases.
If you have a web space on aol (like, i dunno, manwithnoname.aol.com) there should be a place for you to make your own home page, like a template where you put your name, your favorite hockey team, some pics of your family. There should also be a place where it asks you if you have images you want to "upload." Once you find it and it says "Successful" or whatever, your image now has an address too, manwithnoname.aol.com/image.jpg.
Slow us down if this is too much.
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