What Is a Scanner?

by Jonathan Ayres ; Updated September 18, 2017

A scanner takes a picture placed on the scanner screen and digitizes the information in order to present it on the computer screen for manipulation. Learn how to use a scanner, including sending images to different locations on a computer, with tips from a certified computer technician in this free video on computers.

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Jonathan Ayres has more than 25 years of computer industry experience with all types of computer hardware and operating systems. Along with a Microsoft certification, he is also certified in all types of Dell equipment and EMC hardware. Ayers has also built and configured 20 supercomputers for major U.S. and European universities. Ayres is currently President & CEO of Networked for Success in Austin, Texas.