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« on: December 31, 2005, 12:01:42 pm »

First, and foremost, you should be aware that the newer scanning software (ie. PhotoShop CS, CS 2) have a "feature" that prevents scanning of newer paper money notes. You MUST use an older version of software to scan them.

I use a "Kodak 18% Grey Grey" to assist in scanning my notes. It is a thick card that helps me align my bills on the glass as square as possible, then I use the card as the background for the scan. The grey colour gives me a nice neutral background to make it easy to detect the edge of the actual bill. Most importantly, it does not cause the scanner to try to make any compensation for highlight and shadows areas which you would get if you use a solid white or a black background. Grey gives me excellent colour accuracy and density range first time, every time. Try it with any solid grey card you can find.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006, 06:35:33 pm »

Paul, perhaps some information on the type of scanner you use.
I use an HP 4570C with mixed results. Often get shadows or glare from some images taken.

Doesn't seem to hurt note, but destroys the images of some coins. Suggestions?

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2006, 10:04:11 pm »

Rick, scanning coins is a tricky thing (as you've found out) because they're 3 dimensional. Paper is only 2D.

I've found a few links on the topic as I don't scan any of my coins.

http://coins.about.com/library/weekly/aa061802a.htm

http://lakdiva.org/coins/notes/scan.html

http://www.telesphere.com/scanning.html.

http://www.omnicoin.com/news/Default.aspx?tabid=63

Hope these send you in the right direction.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2006, 01:12:50 pm »

Hi I am wondering if I could get some feedback on what type of scanners everyone uses.  I am in seach for the right scanner for banknotes and I was being bombarded with hp/epson/cannon/etc etc.  

Heck scanners range from $100-300 each or there are all in one with scanner,copier and fax.  Well what a way to bombard someone with just wanting to get a scanner.

What is eveyone thoughts

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2006, 01:56:27 pm »

OK I no longer have a scanner so I used a digital camera.When viewing the notes image on my computer,it looks fine.When I send the attachment it's poster size.What am I doing wrong.
 Any input appreciated.


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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 04:46:36 am »



[hint]Appended cropped and resized image. --BWJM[/hint]
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006, 05:57:12 am »

Hi doug,

Image looks good, but before posting, please try to crop the extra whitespace out. You may also consider resizing the image a little smaller so that it fits on most peoples' screens.

Thanks! ;)

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2006, 04:16:54 pm »

I use really old technology, an old Easyphoto scanner which is about 6 years old. (That's almost 100 in coumputer-years) TWAIN format hasn't changed much and works okay with Windows 98 on an old PIII computer. Haven't tried it on my Windows XP platform yet I often use the WIndows on-board/accessories to activate the scanning routine 'acquire image'. Takes 5 mins or so to warm up. So even if I sold my $1 1954 *NY radar or $5 1986 EOH c/b bbpn, I would still have a nice 'scanned collection' so I could reminice in my retirement years.  :-?

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2007, 11:16:14 pm »

I have four BC-50aA $20.00 Beattie/Rasminsky bills:
      *EA, (one)  *EB, (one) and   *EH, (two).
I also have several (4) 1954 replacement $1.00 and $2.00 bills
(two each)
I've scanned them into my computer using Photoshop.
Is is permissible (by law and/or rules of this forum to include
these images as part of a post to Canadian paper Money?
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2007, 11:19:17 pm »

Yes.

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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2007, 08:56:01 pm »

I have a scanner. The model is Plustek OpticPro 1212U. Is it ok to use on the newer banknotes and is it allowed to use this type of scanner? Thanks.

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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2008, 04:27:54 pm »

Gentlemen:
          My scanner  can  use  either  Adobe  7  or  Adobe  8,  but  these  will  not  scan  the  modern  Journey  notes.   Am  I  correct in assuming  that  some  one  of  the earlier scanning  systems  might  be  able  to  make  nice  high-res  images of  the current notes?  Can any  of  you  offer any  suggestions??  Any  help will be
appreciated;  thank you.                          Bernard
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2008, 05:02:46 pm »

The software that came with my HP all-in-one printer/scanner/copier (HP Digital Imaging Monitor) scans all notes perfectly. I then use Adobe Photoshop 7 to clean up the notes as later versions of Photoshop refuse to open the file...  What brand of scanner are you using?

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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2008, 11:25:26 am »

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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2008, 10:36:10 am »

I'm using Adobe photoshop cs3 and canon D2400U scanner, no problem for scan. but when the file transfer to PS or opened by PS, it'll warning, 'you can open and edit this image, but you will not print it as is.' .

I tried print one out, yes, it can, but the size won't be right, either smaller or bigger. But after the image has been edit by the other software, photoshop won't recognize it as a note, no problem to print or edit, this may be caused by the wrong size.
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2008, 01:45:19 pm »

That would probably be what's going on here. As long as the image is smaller than a certain size or larger than a certain size, then it is technically legal to print a copy of. Though if you're trying to counterfeit... Well, you're out of luck.



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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2012, 03:38:23 am »

Canon Canoscan LIDE 210

Just wondering if anyone has tried the above scanner to scan modern banknotes with latest anti-scanning/copying features?  Just wondering if it works or not.

Thanks

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