Seeing right through it

When scan­ning text or images from a pub­lished source, the mater­i­al on the back of the page can show through and be dif­fi­cult to elim­in­ate. This is not helped by the fact that most flat-bed scan­ners have a white sur­face under their lid. Place a black sheet (print your own if neces­sary) face down on the back of the page to be scanned. This will swal­low the unwanted ‘show-through’ into...

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