Just place the flowers on the scanner screen. You don't have to press them. Cover them with a paper background so you don't mess up the scanner cover. Then put the cover down, allowing it to be lifted a little by the flowers in place. Then scan. It works beautifully. At 12:50 PM 2/4/2003 -0600, you wrote: >Very nice image. I had no idea you could scan flowers and not have them >look squashed. Could Sheila share with us how she did this? Marguerite English, Editor: 'The Bulb Garden' Gardening in USDA zone 7, 3500 feet in the mountains east of San Diego, Ca., US of A.