I'm supposed to take a CT scan tomorrow (the supposedly lower radiation cone beam one) to check to see the symmetry of the jaws. But I hit my chin really badly last night and my face is all swollen now. I'm not sure if only soft tissue swells after a fall or if bone is affected too. Will this affect the result of the scan? Will my Jaws line up differently than normal on the scan due to swelling?
Recently got offered a new job in the area of electronic engineering (I think anyway!).... [more inside]
Just wondering if I should be doing more to protect my Apple Products for viruses and malware, etc. Should I be more proactive? [more inside]
I am looking for a book that has large, high-quality illustrations of flowers. [more inside]
Hmm. You know how barcode scanners are sort of like a keyboard when connected via USB - if you scan a barcode it will just "type" that string of text into whatever you're doing just as if you'd used the keyboard? [more inside]
I need to scan a bunch of documents that are mostly simple black/white or grayscale text, lines, etc. I'm probably going to just buy a sheet-fed scanner, and I'd like recommendations for that. I'm hoping for a solution that will automatically generate PDFs with the included scanned images encoded as GIFs or PNGs or similar, since they will mostly be black/white or grayscale, which compresses much more cleanly with these formats. [more inside]
I have a box of several hundred old photos that I would like to scan in relatively high quality and in an efficient manner. What would be the most ideal hardware/software combo for OS X? [more inside]
I have a lot of vintage paper. Photo albums, fashion magazines, random ephemera-- and a lot of it can't go in a flatbed scanner. I found an iPhone app called SmartScan that lets me photograph pages and corrects for tilt, but the resulting scans aren't as high-quality as my iPhone 5 is capable of. There are a ton of scanner apps out there, but I want the one that lets you capture the highest-res images. Any recommendations?
I need to convert 16 pages of 14" x 17" artwork into digital images to submit to a book publisher. What is the best way to make high-quality digital copies of my artwork? [more inside]
I recently encountered a health doodad, and I would like to know what approximate percentage of it was bulls#%$. [more inside]
The fMRI (functional MRI) is primarily used in research; can I get one done for clinical reasons? [more inside]
Is cheap book-scanning available to consumers yet? I'd like to get a few hundred books scanned, to save space, destructive OK. AskMe hasn't addressed this for a couple of years, and I'm hoping folks know - and ideally have personally experience with - what the best options are these days.
Is there free or affordable software that can transpose scanned sheet music? [more inside]
I have a few thousand pages of documentation I'd like to digitize and organize, eventually making a series of PDFs out of them. Can you help me make this task less painful? [more inside]
Help! I need to scan these watercolors ASAP and this damn thing's not working. I'm using an HP Photosmart 4400 and a Mac. [more inside]
I have a poster of great sentimental value mounted on foamcore that I'd like to scan and make a couple of copies of for some family members. How do I get this to happen? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a place where I can scan 35mm slides on my own at a workstation in NYC? [more inside]
Help! Do you own the new edition of RoboRally and either a good scanner or a nice camera and tripod? [more inside]
Digitizing just about everything: anyone done it before? Pitfalls? [more inside]
How can I put off worrying about my health enough to enjoy the holidays? Also, what should I ask my second-opinion doctor? (A couple icky details inside) [more inside]
What are my best options for digitizing a large collection of business cards? Bonus points for being able to integrate into MS Outlook. [more inside]
When converting my childhood VHS tapes to digital, what format should I be using? How can I trim the length of (avi,mpg,mov,etc) video files without losing quality? And do you have any recommendations for local video store vs scancafe.com vs digmypics.com? [more inside]
Is there a way to run an annoying program (Epson Scan in this instance) so that it doesn't obliterate your desktop? Any way to force it to use less processing power? [more inside]
Remote offline malware scan; What would be the best tool / technique to complete such a scan correctly & completely? [more inside]
Please help me choose a new printer for my Mac-based home office. My current printer is a Brother DCP 7020 black and white laser printer I got in, I think, 2005, and it finally seems to be about to go. I need good and fast duplex printing, a decent flatbed scanner, and good/fast photocopying. Should I move to inkjet?? Should I get something with wireless networking?? More specifics within! [more inside]
I want my own skull... on the computer. [more inside]
How can I make a print of a piece of needlework? [more inside]
Do I need to keep the original paper copy of my "Certificate of Insurance", and other documents? [more inside]
How can I get from paper to e-books for free on a Mac? [more inside]
My parents seem to have a fairly stubborn Trojan on their computer that periodically will forcibly install various Facebook-related apps. They don't even USE Facebook; but I check my own account when I visit them (about twice a year). I've just run Malware Bytes and run their Norton; Malware picked something up and killed it, but then it tried to install something again and I ran Norton, but that only found one cookie. Help?
Removing colour print dithering artifacts from scanned image/map? How? [more inside]
Malware. WIN7. Walked back into my house after UPS delivery gave me package, checked email, "Oh, look -- UPS is tracking the delivery. Cool." And I not only opened the email but clicked on the executable. [more inside]
How can I get an accurate physical model (object) of my femur? [more inside]
What is the best way to digitize old family photos yourself? [more inside]
Scanning, Excel, data input help needed. I need to convert info from a lot of hard copy bank statements into a an excel spreadsheet. Have tried scanning directly into xls and it results in a disorganized mess. Have tried to cut and paste from scan created pdf but it will not allow. Please help in automating this process and making my life a much happier place. [more inside]
I am in Pittsburgh with some old MRI film that needs to be scanned. Anyone know a place in the Downtown/Oakland/Squirrel Hill area I can go to do this? [more inside]
I think our network as a virus, but virus scanners say no. [more inside]
I'm planning to digitize my family photos foregoing the scanner route and opting for the snap with a digicam route. I've done some tests and am satisfied with the quality, but before I start the assembly line I'm looking for photography tips to make this work nicely as I know little about photograpy. [more inside]
Help me pick the right scanner for scanning family photos. [more inside]
What should we do with over 10,000 pictures of food? [more inside]
A friend is looking for a company or service to scan in 20 boxes of random art, journals and material over the next year while she's in Korea. Where would you go? [more inside]
Where can I get hold of a high-resolution (300dpi or better), print-quality digital copy of a radiograph (ie., x-ray photo) of a complete cat's body? I'm looking for something like this one at Getty Images, although preferably one taken from the side, like this or this. I have found several decent detail photos via Flickr and Google Images, but what I'm looking for needs to be a complete image. Getty and other stock photo providers are hideously expensive, and this is for a personal pet project of sorts (no pun intended), and not something I am able to spend hundreds of dollars on.
I'm curious what kind of information this kind of image code can contain? Can anyone read this? Is there an iphone app that will pull all details out of this? thanks!
Help me find a place in NYC that will scan my B/W drawings quickly and beautifully. [more inside]
I want to buy a car engine scanner thingy. To read check engine lights and problem codes. OBD-II and CAN, etc. I've done a little research - enough to get myself confused. I think I want a handheld device (rather than cable and software on a laptop). Any wise words on this subject. Recommendations for brands/models? [more inside]
Where to get a large format picture scanned? I have eight 14" x 22" posters from all of the plays I was in during my high school years in the mid-80's. I would like to have them all scanned, front and back, into images I can post on the web. I took them to FedEx-Kinko's, and they wanted $8 per side to scan them. I am nostalgic, but not $128 worth of nostalgic. Is there a less expensive way I can turn these memories into digital artifacts?
I want to scan documents over a wireless network... I see bunches of wireless all-in-one printers on the market, but I cannot seem to get a definitive answer as to whether any, all, or none of them can also scan over the wireless network. I'd like to get specific makes and models, please! [more inside]
What's the best free or open source software (for Windows XP) which will scan multiple pages in a row and output a PDF with zero fuss? [more inside]
How can I reduce the file size of a scanned document in Windows XP? [more inside]
CT scans on children for hearing problems. Worried about radiation risks. Wait? [more inside]