|Photographed, light tweaking|
|Scanned, no tweaking|
|Scanned with black paper behind the page, minimal tweaking|
This is often a problem for those of us who share our work--how to get a decent image without too much tweaking! Photographing is often fastest, for me...that's the top image, which would require more tweaking to get rid of the gray/blue cast, (I did some, but still some tint there...)
The middle image is a straight scan--my paper's rather thin, and the writing on the back side showed right up in the scan, though not in the photo.
And finally, my brilliant husband suggested putting a piece of BLACK paper behind the page--that's what you see in the third scan. It required only a tiny bit of tweaking, and I'm pretty happy with it! It's clean and crisp...
I use Photoshop Elements for more serious tweaking, but for sharing online I often use Picasa 3, a free program I downloaded from the net. It's fast and plenty powerful enough for most uses. I can resize a bunch of images at once, too...good for those with limited time and not a lot of tech skills!
Oh, yes, and this little white-throated sparrow is part of a demo for my upcoming ink & watercolor mini-class!