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    Scanner Installation

    Evening all

    My new (hand me down) scanner needs to be told which programme to use to open the jpgs it creates. I wanted to use Windows Picture and Fax Viewer but this runs from a dll file so I can't select it.

    Is there a way of overcoming this so that I can use Windows Picture and Fax Viewer?

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    Re: Scanner Installation

    Can you enter a command line? If so, try

    rundll32.exe C:WINDOWSSystem32shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen

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    Re: Scanner Installation

    Hans

    I pasted your line into the File Name: box of the Select Application dialogue but the response was that the File Name Invalid as it's looking for a .exe file.

    The scanner works and the jpg is created if I use mspaint.exe or Image Data Lightbox that came with my Sony camera but both these applications have limitations.

    I'll have to leave it with mspaint.exe to create the jpg and then afterwards view it with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

    Thanks for your interest though.

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    Re: Scanner Installation

    What is the model of the scanner ??
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    Re: Scanner Installation

    Hi Doc

    The scanner is a Canon Canoscan 5000f.

    I downloaded the driver and Canoscan Toolbox software as there was no installation disc.

    I've linked the scan to Windows Media Player now which displays the jpg quite swiftly. It can't print but then I'm unlikely to want to print an image I've just scanned!

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    Re: Scanner Installation

    Was that (WMP) the only option to link to ??? It should be possible to link it to any number of image manipulation programs like Paintshop Pro, Photo Shop, etc.

    And I imagine that the scanner has a function to scan and print in one operation if you wanted to do that.
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    Re: Scanner Installation

    I'm afraid I don't have Paint Shop Pro on the home pc. I've got a copy of the Gimp which I use for image manipulation but for this scanner problem I only need to view the images. Perhaps I shall get a copy of Office Home now that the price has come right down and use Picture Manager as I do at work.

    Thanks for your interest

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    Graeme

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    Re: Scanner Installation

    You could try Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing. It is another good, <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> graphics program.

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    Re: Scanner Installation

    Hi Graeme. I have a Canon 8400 of a couple of years old vintage. If your downloaded Canoscan Toolbox looks like my attachment, I'd not hesitate to recommend you set one button to open Paint.Net as Joe suggested, and the other button to open Gimp. Since you already have Gimp you should be pleased with the result. I have my two buttons set that way, one of which was recently changed from PSP to Gimp (see thread at <post:=749,900>post 749,900</post:> ) <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>.
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    Re: Scanner Installation

    Thanks for the link Joe and thanks for the Canoscan Toolbox two scan settings idea Big Al.

    A complete solution!

    Regards

    Graeme

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