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Eliminating White space around scanned photo

Feb 27, 2012, 18:11 (This post was last modified: Feb 27, 2012 18:57 by Admin.)
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Eliminating White space around scanned photo
I scanned a family photo and the result is about 25% of a letter size sheet.

I wish to attach this to a 'My Family' post, but the result I desire is just he photo without the white space around the photo.

See my poor attempt at illustration ...
Code:
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|       |          |
|       |  photo   |
|       |          |
|       |          |
|       |          |
|       ------------
|                  |
| remove all this  |
|                  |
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If you see what I wish gone, how do I remove this white space so that only the photo can be posted to th 'My Family' site?
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Feb 27, 2012, 18:15
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RE: Eliminating White space around scanned photo
Sorry abouy the shift of vertical lines in my illustration.
The effect I attempted to show was the photo only occupying about 25% of the letter sized space in the upper -right hand corner.
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Feb 27, 2012, 20:25
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RE: Eliminating White space around scanned photo
You use the "crop" tools (Crop) to make a rectangle around the photo, and strike enter, then save. if that's the only thing you do with Gimp, Gimp can be a bit overkill. And it can likely be done directly in the scanner software, usually it goes:

- run a "preview" scan at low res that shows the whole scanner glass
- select the area of interest
- run hi-res scan of that area

Some scanner software will even auto-detect the photo.

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