How to Add a Lineart or Any Scan Profile in Windows Fax and Scan

Hey, tired of scanning your drawn images in color or grayscale mode and need a better way to scan them? You know I have, but I recently discovered how to add another scan profile in Windows Fax and Scan. (Note: This is for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users; this may also apply to XP users.)

Step 1:

Open up Windows Fax and Scan.

Step 2:

In Windows Fax And Scan, select Tools >Scan Settings.

Step 3:

From there, click on Add, and a new window called Add New Profile pops up. On Profile Name, type in Lineart and then in Color Format Choose Black And White and the click Save Profile. Also, in Resolution, choose whatever resolution (in DPI, or dots per inch) you wish to use. That should be give you something for you to edit the image on your image editor of choice (e.g. Photoshop or GIMP). I hope this might help you in making art. Let me know if you want me to add something else.



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    9 years ago

    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!