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Setting up the Scanner

Once you launched the Harmony Scan module and loaded your drawing list, you can setup your scan session with the different scanner option in the Scan module Control Panel.

To setup the scan session:

1. Launch the Harmony Scan module and load your drawing list.
2. In the Control Panel:

a From this drop-down menu, select one of the scanners that is connected to the host machine. The default model is the one that appears first in your scanner configuration file, scan.conf.
You can find the scan.conf file under:

Linux: /usr/local/ToonBoomAnimation/harmony_10.0/lnx86_64/bin/ConfigEditor
Mac OS X: Applications > Toon Boom Harmony10 > Tools > Configuration Editor
Windows: All Programs > Toon Boom Harmony10.0 > Tools > Configuration Editor

b Select which type of scan you want to do from the drop-down list. If you have more than one scanner connected to your computer, only the scanners that support the selected scan type will be active.

Black & White: Select this option if you are scanning a line art drawing that you will paint in the Paint or Stage module.
Greyscale: Select this option to capture the shades of grey in your drawings.
Colour: Select this option to scan a pre-coloured drawing, such as a background or an overlay.

When you setup the type desired type of scan, additional and context sensitive options appear on the lower part of the control panel. See step 3 to learn more about these option.

c Select the location of the pegs or registration holes on the paper you are scanning from the drop-down list. The system will automatically rotate the images based on your selection.

Bottom Peg: The peg holes appear below the drawing.
Top Peg: The peg holes appear above the drawing.
Left Peg: The peg holes appear on the left of the drawing.
Right Peg: The peg holes appear on the right of the drawing.

d Select the desired resolution from the dpi drop-down list. This determines the quality and the size of scanned images. The resolutions that appear in the list depend on the selected scanner.

e Select the size of the paper you are scanning from the drop-down list. The different choices appear in field units. Note that the autofeed mode does not support paper larger than 12 field.

f Enable the Pencil Test option if you want to perform a line test. It will create a black and white image with no paintable colour art regions. If you select this option the Scan: Pencil Test Confirmation dialog box opens.


Press Yes to confirm.
Press No to cancel.

g Enable the Optical Registration option to automate the alignment of your drawings using the registration holes on your drawing paper.

h Enable the Flip Drawing option to flip the scanned image horizontally and realign the registration holes.

Once you setup the main scanner options from the Control Panel, you are now ready to proceed to a test scan to calibrate your scanned images.

Related Topics 

Configuring Scanners
Scanner Information