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324 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2013 7:53 AM by bajoevette RSS
bajoevette Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 2, 2013 3:38 PM

Once agian.... every question I ask is NEVER answered. I can't believe that I am the only person in the world that has this simple problem.

I want to add a simple scan to my iMovie project. No matter what I do or what file I import, the image is blurred or pixelated???

I need to add a "form", a image of a page to my iMovie. How the heck do you do it??

G-5, Mac OS X (10.4.5), G-4, G-3's, iMac, power book
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,430 points)
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    May 2, 2013 4:33 PM (in response to bajoevette)

    Scan it as a jpg at minimum 250 dpi resolution, store it in iPhoto, bring into iMovie in the usual way.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,430 points)
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    May 3, 2013 7:14 AM (in response to bajoevette)

    A jpg is a jpg, be it a form or a photo!

     

    Do all scanned photos look blurred to you when used in iMovie?

     

    What scanner software are you using?

     

    And how sharp is the original?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    May 3, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to bajoevette)

    If it is text and not a photographic image you might have better luck scaning as a png

     

    PNG format is a lossless compression file format, which makes it a common choice for use on the Web. PNG is a good choice for storing line drawings, text, and iconic graphics at a small file size.

    JPG format is a lossy compressed file format. This makes it useful for storing photographs at a smaller size than a BMP. JPG is a common choice for use on the Web because it is compressed. For storing line drawings, text, and iconic graphics at a smaller file size, GIF or PNG are better choices because they are lossless.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    May 3, 2013 9:18 AM (in response to bajoevette)

    The regular pattern of a text or line drawing fights with  the jpg compression algorithm.

     

    Give png a try it might help.

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