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#1 slim boy john

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:10 PM

1st Post! Hi, I have Windows XP Pro & a Lexmark ink cartridge Printer, This just started yesterday. When I scan a Photo or Text, everything looks perfect, so I save it to My Desktop as a Jpeg photo. When I open it, there is no photo, but a pile of, it looks to me like Egyptian writing, a bunch of Code that you would see on the Tombs? Thank You!

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:12 PM

How are you opening the the image, what program does it open in?

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:12 PM

When you scan are you saving it as a file?

What scanning software do you have?

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:19 PM

When you scan are you saving it as a file?

What scanning software do you have?

Thank You both for the reply, 1st off, I'm not very comp. savvy, & I'm only a one finger dinger on typing. to save I click on file & save as, to Desktop & I use FFox as my browser.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:20 PM

What scanning software do you use?

What is the exact model number of your scanner/printer?

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:33 PM

FWIW:
The only way to scan text accurately...is to use the OCR-writing program that came with the scanner.

You cannot save a text file as a graphics file or vice versa...well, you can but it's self-defeating because what you wind up with is a picture of a document, rather than a document you can edit, print, etc.

Typically...the default scan option is to scan a graphics file...check the software which came with your scanner. Default resolution should be around 300 dpi, IIRC.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:44 PM

to save I click on file & save as, to Desktop & I use FFox as my browser.


So you are not specifying a file name and extension. Example; "my text..txt" or "my picture.jpg"?

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 05:34 PM

Thank You All, I made a restore & got it back to normal, here is what I got from Lexmark Teck: I understand that you are trying to scan images but the input are garbled
characters. However, in viewing them, they appea perfect. Allow me to
address the concern.

It appears that what you are scanning might be converted to OCR. This is
why you are getting garbled characters when scanning. Let me check and
verify this.

Please try to scan using Paint. To scan using MS Paint:

a. Click on Start -- All Programs or Programs -- Accessories -- MS Paint
or Paint.

b. Once you open up Paint. On the upper left part of it, click on File.

c. Select Import from Camera or Scanner (XP)/Scan from scanner or camera
(Vista/Windows 7).

d. Select Lexmark XXXX series then press on scan.

If the output image is good, then you need to change the settings of your
All in One Center. Please make sure the dropdown box of the Scan to on the
top panel is set Lexmark photo Editor so the pictures will appear as
pictures. Thank You, MIKE!

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 05:42 PM

What program are you using to open this jpeg?
Sounds to me like it is the wrong one, like an association is messed up

For example, if you try to open a picture with Word instead of a photo viewer you will get exactly what you are describing.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 05:48 PM

Yes, OCR is the format used for documents, while a scan of a graphics file will use a different program for processing.

Glad you resolved it, happy computing :).

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 05:52 PM

I'm Sorry, I never answered properly, It's a (X 1185) Lexmark ink printer, & I open the Photo's with (Windows Picture & Fax Viewer) Thank You all for the Reply's, as I mentioned, everything is back to normal, I tried a restore last night, & it worked OK,everything back to normal.




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