There are five important steps that you need to do if you want to engage in a scanning project. First and foremost, you should clean the scanner. Then lay the photo or items face down and align them accordingly. Use the auto mode and make sure that the scanner is set to at least 300 dpi. You'll get the preview of the image when you click 'Scan'. After the job is finished, you can edit red eyes, crop and add various editing effects. It's a great idea to organize an album for Mother's Day.