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#1 rlight

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:42 PM

Hi,

My wife and I found a box full of old family letters dating back to the 1920's. These letters are all hand written in pencil. We want to scan these letters into our computer and then save them to cd's. All I have are basic scanning and photo editing programs. Any ideas on how to accomplish our goal???

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

look into this program called image burn.
http://www.imgburn.com/

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:07 PM

You might also try IrfanView.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:15 PM

Well, for starters you'll need a scanner! If you don't already have one, you can pick up a decent flatbed scanner for between $50 and $100 (the top rated one on NewEgg is $79.99). Most scanners come with at least rudimentary software for working with scanned images, and that Epson model from NewEgg is supposed to come with a solid, if limited, scanning utility.

Next, after you've scanned all the letters and have a big pile of images, comes the burning part. Lombardi Rahm mentioned ImgBurn for burning CDs, and I also recommend it.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:16 AM

Thank you, for all the information. I appreciate it.

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