Many folks have asked about how I scan the knife pictures that I post. Is has its limitations, but it works pretty good! My Scanner is obsolete - they went out of business years ago, but my advice is to get the best scanner you can, with the most depth of field!! Mine will scan a pile of knives 3 knives deep!! The programs with scanners usually allow you to crop and enlarge. I stretch a yellow cloth, taped to sticks over the subjects, as a background. I have removed the scanner's lid, as it's too awkward!! The scanner sends the pics straight to "my documents", and I can post them here with my paid membership!!