Wrapping my head around scanning smuggled mug in the round.
June 5, 2011 6:24 PM Subscribe
How can I scan a wrap-around image on a mug?
posted by banannafish to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, Father's Day is coming up and I'd love to give my father a reproduction of the mug I got him when I was younger. I've scoured the Internet for years, and even went so far as to call Hallmark Corporate and beg for backstock, with no luck. So I had my Mom smuggle the mug to me, so I've determined the best plan of attack will be to just scan it myself... Which is awesome, but I have no idea how to start or stitch the pictures together or anything, really. Should I scan the mug or take multiple pictures, or what?
I have a scanner, a digital camera and Adobe Photoshop and GiMP at my access. How on earth can I do this? Here are pictures of the mug: view one, view two, view three.
Aside: If anyone here has one of these mugs (1985 Hallmark Smile mug, made in Japan), I offer it's weight in gold as payment.