Software for scanning large pictures

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  1. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    Hello,
    I have HP OfficeJet 7610 which I use mostly for scanning over size documents and photos. I have a large portrait of myself and my little sister, when I was around five years old. It measures 17" x 19", and I cannot use my HP OfficeJet to can the whole portrait. What can I use to scan the portrait in pieces and be able to reconstruct the whole portrait as on scan without a lot of editing software?

    To be quite honest, I never used and I don't know anything about Adobe Photoshop because it looks very intimating and you need to know what you are doing with graphics. I would really appreciate it very much if anyone can come up with anything that is easy to use with good results. I am a registered user of Vuescan and I know a little on how to use it and that's the extent of my knowledge.
    Thank You...

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  2. tantalus7

    tantalus7 MDL Novice

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    Try Gimp

    You can scan the image in sections, getting two or three images which can then be layered one atop the other to give you the complete image. GIMP is a freeware open source application which gives you functionality very close to Photoshop's.
     
  3. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Do you really need to scan the portrait could you not just take a photo of it ? and see what quality you get.
     
  4. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    It's not the same quality if it was scanned.
     
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  5. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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  6. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    Okay, if there is overlaps, will you come out looking like the original? I'll keep you posted on how it turns out when I download GIMP and figure out how to use it.
    Thanks
     
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