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Interface Highlights

The Harmony Scan module is composed of five major sections.

Top Menu
Control Panel
Drawing List
Frame Preview Panel
Image Panel

The top menu contains most of the commands available in the Harmony Scan module.

The menu categories are:

File

Use this menu to load drawings and manage exposure sheet elements.

Edit

Use this menu to modify the Drawing List, apply vectorization options and create a text file of scan details for each scanned drawing.

Scanner

Use this menu to eject a page from the scanner and display scanner information.

Help

Use this menu to access the integrated help system and Harmony Scan module version information.

In the Mac OS X version, there is a Scan category containing the following commands:

About
Quit

Located at the top left of the Scan module window directly below the menu bar, the buttons allow you to set up the scan.

Feed

Press this button to display a menu. Use this menu to select how drawings will be fed through the scanner

Autofeed: Feed the drawings into the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF).
Autofeed (One): Set the scanner to accept one drawing from the ADF when the Scan button is pressed.
Pegged: Set the scanner to scan a drawing from the flatbed each time the Scan button is pressed.
Pegged (Many): Set the scanner to automatically scan a drawing from the flatbed every five to ten seconds (depending on the time required to process the drawings).
Pan Cel: Set the scanner to scan a drawing that is bigger than the scanner window in separate sections.
Field Size

Press this button to display a menu. Use this menu to indicate the size of paper of the drawing you want to scan.

Peg Position

Press this button to display a menu. Use this menu to select the location of the peg or registration holes on the paper you are scanning. The system rotates the images automatically 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 to the left of the drawing.
Right Peg: The peg holes appear to the right of the drawing.
Preview

Press this button to test various exposures without saving the image.

Resolution

Press this button to display a menu. Use this menu to adjust the capture resolution, which determines the quality and the size of scanned images. The resolutions that appear depend on the scanner that you selected using the Scanner button.

Save

Save the previewed drawing to the file currently selected in the Drawing List.

Scan

Press this button to begin the scanning process.

Scan Type

Press this button to display a menu. Use the menu to select scan type that applies to your image. If you have more than one scanner connected to your computer, only the scanners that support the selected scan type will be active.

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

Press this button to display a menu. Use the menu to 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.

Stop

Press this button to interrupt a scan that is in progress.

Checkboxes

Flip Drawing: Select this option to flip the scanned image horizontally and realign the registration holes.
Optical Registration: Select this option to automate the alignment of your drawings using the registration holes on your drawing paper.
Pencil Test: Select this option to create a black and white image with no paintable colour art regions.

Scan Options

Located at the left of the Scan module directly below the button bar, the scan options allow you to control the following:

Exposure
Contrast
Time required to scan a line, measured in lines per millisecond.

The drawing list displays the names of the drawings which are loaded for scanning. As each drawing is scanned this is indicated.

This shows the upcoming frame to be scanned.

The current drawing which is being scanned is shown in this panel.

Refer to the How to Scan and Scan Menu Commands chapters to learn more.