Scan and View is a software program that converts a laptop and scanner into a video magnifier for use by individuals with low vision. When used with a laptop computer and a portable scanner,the program enables them to function like a portable CCTV. It allows users to look at handwritten notes, drawings, advertisements, and photographs. Images can be viewed in color or black and white, and colors can be changed and smoothed. Images can be magnified up to 24 times and rotated. Existing electronic images can be opened and magnified. There is a magnification window for detail viewing. The program provides Kodak Photo CD support. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 2000, XP, or Vista operating system; 200 MHz (megahertz) or faster processor; 32 MB (megabytes) of RAM; 20 MB free disk space; 4X or faster CD-ROM drive; sound card with speakers; keyboard and mouse; USB port for scanner.