How do you scan JPEG images?

Posted on 1999-08-01
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Last Modified: 2013-11-19
I bought a Hewlett Packard Scanjet 4200Cse scanner and I can't figure out how to scan images into the JPEG format. I can scan images into GIF and various other formats. Do I need to buy seperate software to accomplish this seemingly simple task? If soo what do you reccomend?
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satwa earned 400 total points
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Yes you need software like Adope Photoshop to scan in JPEG. You can
however scan in gif, and convert to JPEG with a graphics converter like
Graphics Workshop or Paint Shop Pro.

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My scanner came with Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 3.0. Should I be able to use this program to convert to JPEG?  

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I'm rather suprised to hear that HP's software doesn't support .jpg/.jpeg images, but the solution is simple enough.

If you're using Windows 98, the default Microsoft Paint program can handle image exporting to a variety of bitmap depths (.bmp), .jpg and .gif formats.  Just open the .gif file of choice and File -> Save As -> select JPG format.

If you're under windows 95 (and haven't patched your paint program to support .gifs and .jpgs), or you just despise the M$ Paint software, I highly recommend ACDSee, a free image viewer and converter that is VERY fast.  It supports BMP, GIF, JPG, TGA, TIF, and more.  You can download it at:

Hope this helps.

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Thank you!!!!I have windows 98 and I was able to convert an image to the JPEG format using Microsoft Paint. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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I allready have Adobe PhotoDeluxe HomeEdition 3.0 and it wont do it.

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Jeffreyt I gave the points to the other guy by mistake. This is the first time I have come here and I didn't mean to screw you out of points. Sory

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Adobe Photo Deluxe is not the same as Adobe Photshop.

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