TAILIEUCHUNG - How to Do Everything With Your Scanner- P19

How to Do Everything With Your Scanner- P19: My thanks to the terrifically creative and knowledgeable staff at Osborne, particularly acquisitions editor Megg Bonar and acquisitions coordinator Alissa Larson for their responsiveness and flexibility. Special thanks to technical editor Steve Bain, not only for his insight and attentiveness to accuracy, but also for actively coming up with many ideas for content. | 74 How to Do Everything with Your Scanner lots of image data. CD-R and CD-RW drives have recently come down in price considerably. The latter allows you to rewrite a disk you ve previously recorded on. As with hard drives and high-capacity disk drives a CD-R drive can be either internal or external. The external models are easier to install but aren t otherwise significantly less expensive. As of the writing of this book you can find many excellent CD-R drives for less than 400. FIGURE 4-6 A Zip drive stores 100 to 250 megabytes on a disk. CHAPTER 4 Install Your Scanner and Inventory Your Hardware 75 4 FIGURE 4-7 A Jaz drive adds 1 or 2 gigabytes of storage space to your PC. 76 How to Do Everything with Your Scanner Where to Shop for Additional Storage Devices Once you decide you do need to add some more storage space to your PC before scanning and image-editing full swing it s a straightforward task. The Microsoft Network shopping site offers you excellent resources for comparing features and prices of all types of external drives. The site located at shown in Figure 4-8 allows you to specify search criteria as to the type of peripheral you want for example a new CD-R drive as well as your price range. You can even do a detailed comparison of the features of the models you decide you like best based on your initial search. FIGURE 4-8 Comparison-shop for storage devices on the MSN website. Printer Capability Unless you re content to view images on screen you re pretty much dependent on your printer to do your carefully scanned and edited image final justice. This book assumes you re currently using or are going to be purchasing an inkjet printer rather than a laser printer for your color photos. The reason for this .