Hey, folks. Nothing is ever as easy as it seems, so here are instructions for a few technical details (thanks to the many smart and inquisitive members of our family).
Jerry and Elaine are scanning pros. They’re sending photos and documents that are scanned perfectly! Here’s how to scan just like they do.
Scan your photos or documents at the highest resolution setting (300 dpi/ppi, or higher). Even though we only need 72 dpi for the internet, someday we may write that best selling novel and we’ll need 300 dpi for professional printing.
Also, save yourself some time and scan several photos together. Or a whole photo album page at once. I can easily separate them into individual photos.
Shelley asked in what format to save and send photos. You can save them as jpg, tif, pdf, psd, eps, whatever. I can handle them all. When photos are published online, they will automatically convert to jpg, at 72 dpi.
For future reference, when taking pictures with a digital camera, set your resolution to the highest setting. This will create large pictures that, as they are decreased in size, will proportionately increase in dpi/ppi. This will enable the 300 dpi mentioned above.
Bethany asked about printing posts from her computer. Her very smart father, Jim, suggested a plugin. So here’s what you do:
- Click on the title of the post you wish to print
- The post will then look a little different. There will be no right hand sidebar.
- Scroll to the area between the bottom of the post and the top of the comments.
- Click on “Print as pdf.”
- The story will appear in a slightly different format. From there you can click “Print.”
- Unfortunately, the comments are not included:-(
Subscribing to the Blog or Comments
There are three ways to subscribe to the blog. To start, click on the “reply” button and scroll to the bottom. You can then:
- Click to receive an email notification whenever someone comments to this particular post (see the left of image below)
- Click to receive an email notification when a new post is published (see the left of image below)
- Click to receive the full post in your email. You can then read it from your email, or you can click on the title and it will take you to the blog, where you can then read or write a comment. (See the right of image below.)
Any more questions? Let me know. And be sure to comment with further suggestions!