Some scanners require the TWAIN plug-in but the latest version of PSE puts it in a hidden file.
Go to Applications à Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 à Support Files
Then find Optional Plug-ins à Import Modules
Move the Twain file called Twain.plugin to the regular plug-ins folder by dragging it down into the Import Modules Folder (located below the Filters folder).
Scan your images and save. Then use that as your starting point for editing and saving different versions.
Let us know how you get on and come back if you need more help.
My fault, as I was told by telephone support, I have PSE 8 (That I bought LAST year) and they don’t support me w/o giving them $30. I appreciate your quick reply but I have PSE 8, windows 7, on a Dell 580 that I upgraded. Thanx
OK try scanning your image to your hard drive and saving as tiff or jpeg. Then bring thee image into PSE8 for further editing and saving.
Have done that, then edited, got the pic to fill up from border to border and when I click on save it copies the original scan w/o edit. I did find under file, under import that Twain program from my HP 4500 3-1 scanner. Give me a couple of minutes and see if I can figure it out.Thanx
got the pic to fill up from border to border
Exactly what steps did you follow to make "the pic fill up from border to border"? Exactly. Details, please.
Watched videos, tried what they said,
Exactly what did you try?
I used the move tool at top of tool selection, got it centered, then used the zoom tool to fill in the height, and then moved the right border to the left to get rid of the rest of the white background. Pulled down the file menu and clicked “Save as”, clicked, selected “My Scans”, clicked and the same pic showed up with “Edited version” after it. Looks just like the original scan-small 3X5 pic in upper left corner.
When you use the zoom tool, you are using the digital equivalent of a magnifying glass. Just like a magnifying glass doesn't change the size of your image, you have not changed size of your digital image this way, you have just performed a visual "trick" to make it appear larger. So, when you then do a "Save As", you haven't really changed your image, and that's why the image that you save is not size "zoomed" size.
Comment: perhaps you could explain your goals in a little more detail so that we can help you find a method in the PSE Editor to get you to achieve your goals.
Thanks for the explanation, that makes sense on the zoom procedures. What I’m trying to do is take all my old 3X5 pic’s from my photo albums and convert them to digital and put them on my cpu. Hence buying the PSE8 to get rid of all the yellow, cracks, etc..Simple to say but hard to do when you have all these buzzers and bells. I’m 56 so I have a boatload of old photos . So I appreciate all the help I can get, and I know just enough about computers to be dangerous.
What I’m trying to do is take all my old 3X5 pic’s from my photo albums and convert them to digital and put them on my cpu.
Seems like you have done that, I don't see why you are zooming, that is what I was asking about, and you didn't explain that part. And a technical detail, you can't put photos on your CPU. You put them on a disk of some sort.
Thanx for your help. Here’s what my friend added was-Click file on top bar, go down to import,scan using Twain feature on scanner, goes directly to project area,Use rectangular marque tool to frame around what you want to keep in picture,click edit task bar on top, click copy,click on file task bar, click on new then blank file, then click on edit task bar again and click paste,then click on file task bar and click on “save to web or other device” and your done with a picture to your cpu that anyone can open when sent. That’s what worked for me and my system. Thanx again for both your help