I have a Canon 5000F scanner. My wife runs a small textile business and wants to put pictures of various types of cloth, (organic cotton/linen/silk), on her web site.
When I put a sample of cloth in the scanner, it looked really odd, with patterns of wavy lines over it that are not there when you look at it in real life.
I'm guessing this is some "beat" effect between the weave of the cloth and the x-y scanning of the machine. I can reduce the effect by rotating the cloth so that the scan lines and weave are less parallel, but the problem never really goes away.
Can anyone suggest a way of getting a decent .jpg of the cloth using just the scanner, (i.e. not going out and buying a digital camera).