How do you scan a photo onto the adobe illustrator program?

you cant scan a photo onto adobe illustrator but you have one of two options:

1- placing the image onto the illustrator page as a linked imgae (this means the link/ image must always remain availabe to the file)

2 - embedding the file (this is advisable if you are going to be sending the file through as an illustrator file)

TO PLACE: scan the image as you normally do, illustrator has a good tolerance of different image files. then go to FILE -> PLACE -> choose the image from whatever location it is in. If you leave the file as is, you will need to always keep the linked image accessible (as in if you save the ilustrator file on a CD or flash disk you MUST also save the linked image file onto the same place otherwise, the illustrator document willl appear empty and there will be a 'missing link' message.)

TO EMBED: follow the same procedure as for placing but then go to WINDOW - > LINKS -> a link window will appear with the name of the linked files in the document - > click on the file you want to embed - > click the upper right corner of the window (there is a little triangular icon) and this will open a short menu - > choose EMBED FILE