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Chapter 15. Creating and Editing Digital... > Capturing Digital Images Using a Sca...

Capturing Digital Images Using a Scanner

A scanner enables you to create a digital image from a hard-copy image. The uses for a scanner are almost limitless; these include scanning photographs, business cards, slides and film, 3D objects, and so on. Having and using a scanner enables you to bring items from the analog age into the digital lifestyle.

Choosing a Scanner

As with digital cameras, there are many types of scanners that you can use with your Mac. The scanner that is right for you depends on a number of factors, which are described in the following sections.


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