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Getting wavy lined images on multiple scanners

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Recently I have been trying to scan some sports cards. Unfortunately, when I try with both my relatively new HP Deskjet printer/scanner 3520 or my older Dell printer/scanner I get the same result, little wavey lines on the scanned images. The HP is wireless and the Dell is wired through usb, and both get the same result. I've tried raising or lowering the DPI on the scans, but that didn't work. 






These are a couple images to show what I'm talking about, notice see how it happens way more to flesh tones than anything else? What is causing this and how can I get rid of it? Thanks.

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:welcome:   Hobbesy


I am no expert at this and can only pass on what little knowledge that I have and use myself, scan in 24 - bit colour if you can and if you are not doing so already save the pictures in the TIFF or PNG format.


Worth a look is GIMP which is a free imaging software that is available to download from here

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Does this happen on other scanned images?

If you are not the owner of the images that get "distoration" it could be because they are "protected" and the only cure is to purchase the images. 

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