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    Default Can scanners scan pencil sketches?

    I'd like to ask if your scanners are able to pick up pencil sketches. Not ink, just pencil.

    Cos it seems when I photocopy something in pencil with my scanner, the image doesn't appear in my copies.

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    Did you put the scanning mode to "black and white"?

    If you do, the scanner may not scan the sketch if the sketch is too light. Try putting it on "colour" mode.

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    if your pencil trace is erm..'normal' can only barely pick up the trace. best is to set to black&white and try...


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    Scanner should be able to scan pencil sketches. Set yout scanner to scan in grayscale mode.

    I attach an image of a scan of my pencil sketch as proof.

    If really cannot, then it lie with your pencil mark being too light or fading.
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    the ans is yes.
    Even my lao pok scanner from 2000 can.

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    my scanner can as well ._.
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    can... it is coz... u din adjust ur resolution?... ....play ard with the settings too o-o

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    can =) I used to scan a lot last time. And that was like... 5 years ago scanner technology XD I set it for 'RGB photo' setting though. ( the line appears in colour but later on can be converted to bw easily using photoshop )
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    always scan in at least 300 dpi.
    If you want small, just resize it in photoshop.

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    Why yes, scanners can pick up pure pencil drawings. Alot of my drawings are just pencil lines. I think it depends on adjusting your scanner's settings.

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