Section 127. Scan a Picture into Draw

127. Scan a Picture into Draw


117 About Manipulating Objects

119 Align Objects

If you want to insert a graphic into your drawing but the graphic resides on paper, or perhaps in a magazine or book, you can scan the image directly into your drawing. As long as you use a TWAIN-compliant scanner, as most are, Draw can accept your scanned image directly. (See 27 Insert Graphics in a Document for information on TWAIN devices.)


You can scan a picture and save it as a graphic image and then insert that image into your drawing if needed. By scanning directly into your drawing, however, you save the extra step of saving the graphic as a separate file.

127. Scan a Picture into Draw

When your scanner is TWAIN compliant, your scanner will often scan using its own scanning routines. So the exact steps for scanning images into Draw varies depending on the scanner and its supplied driver software. Nevertheless, the general step-by-step procedure for inserting scanned images remains the same no matter what kind of scanner you use.

Choose Insert, Picture, Scan, Request

Choose Insert, Picture, Scan, Request from the menu. (If you have more than one scanning device or program, choose Insert, Picture, Scan, Select Source to choose the source you want to use.) A dialog box with options for your particular scanner appears.

Set Scanner Options

Depending on your scanner's software, you will be given the chance to scan a preview first, adjust resolution and color mode (such as grayscale), and modify other aspects of the scan. After making your selections, click Scan to scan the image into your drawing.


Scanned images can be huge. Decrease your scanned image resolution if possible from within your scanner's software if you want to send your drawing to others over email.

Adjust the Image

Your scanned image will rarely come into your drawing at the exact placement and size you want to see. When your scanned image appears inside your drawing, you'll need to adjust the image's placement by clicking and dragging to move the image into position; adjust the image's size by dragging the green resizing handles that appear around the outside of the image when the image is selected. Use the Modify, Arrange, Send Backward command, if needed, to send the scanned image back in the stack and reveal other objects in your drawing. 2, Firefox, and Thunderbird for Windows All in One
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