Image Processing Reference
The File > Create menu and the Select Source window for the scanner/camera.
You now have the following choices:
• You can choose Create > From clipboard to load an image that you
previously copied to the clipboard (using the Copy menu item) as a new
image in GIMP. You can also do this with screen shots (i.e., a copy of what
is currently displayed on your computer screen). Under Windows, simply
press Ctrl+Print Screen.
• You can choose Scanner/Camera if you want to scan an image or
download an image from your camera.
• You can choose Screen Shot to make a copy of what is on the screen at the
moment. This is added as a new image.
For this exercise, choose Scanner/Camera. This opens the Select Source
window, where you can select your scanner (or any other device that is
attached to your computer as a TWAIN source, such as your camera). In the
Select Source window, select your scanner and click the Select button to
accept your choice ( Figure 2.38 ).
If both your scanner and your scanner's software were properly installed,
a dialog box specific to your scanner will appear. Because this dialog comes
directly from your scanner's software rather than GIMP, it might look and work
a little differently than in the example. If you are a Linux user, you will be using
the XSane program instead.
With the material or image you want to capture placed face down on the
scanner, you can use the scanner's dialog to determine how it will be scanned.
TWAIN is an acronym for Technology
Without An Interesting Name; it's
also the standard “name” used
when referring to image capturing
devices for the Windows platform.