Friday, June 13, 2008


I had the most wonderful idea for a post yesterday that required the use of a vintage picture. I have a handy dandy new three in one printer -- not color and not photo which is fine since this a vintage photo -- so I scanned in the photo and then proceeded to blow it up, save it and get on with my post. When I tried to insert the picture it wasn't big enough or bright enough. Well, I went back to square one, made it bigger and brighter and carried on. Still not right. After about 30 attempts at this I thought I had it perfect, scanned, saved, wrote the post, inserted the picture -- still too small. Consulted A on this. His response was "that just seems to be the way they scan". Not a suitable answer for me. So, do I blame the picture? Do I blame the scanner? Do I blame Linux? I am beginning to have a love/hate relationship with Linux so I am ready to blame everything on it. So, today, I am going to try to take a photo of the photo with the digi camera and see if that works any better. Maybe one day you will actually see the post.


jlshall said...

Yeah, I think Blogger and Linux aren't too compatible. Although, I have trouble getting photos to work, too, and I'm not running Linux (yet). You might try getting a Xerox of the photo and having it enlarged and then scanning that in. Or you could just do what I do - tear your hair and cuss!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

The xerox suggestion is a good idea -- hadn't thought of that. I have already done the cussing but I am really trying to refrain from hair tearing -- my hair is thinning at an alarming rate as it is. Probably stress. From my computer. Argh! I am going to try your suggestion.