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Old 03-19-2011, 08:52 PM
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Re: Tintype Dating

I can see doing that for a *few* prints, not hundreds... ;-)
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:20 PM
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Re: Tintype Dating

One can get the hang of it rather quickly. If I had "hundreds" to do I would rather use a camera because its so much faster. My camera (Canon) would be tethered to the computer so I would be able to see what it looked like and have it on the hard drive in less than 20 seconds. So even if my set up time was a bit longer than laying the print on the scanner, it was still quicker than the scanner I have.

This discussion kinda sounds like Photoshop, if it can be done, it can be done at least 5 different ways!
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THAT is true, the camera is much faster! I do this with old books or such that I want to make into PDFs. Forget scanning them! If you look at Google Books online you'll see they shoot books with DSLRs (sometimes rather sloppily, getting their hands in the frame or turning pages while the shutter is tripping...).

As for my scanning, I was using an old Epson Expression 1600 and their software supported batch scanning, so I was able to do several prints in one shot. I think Apple's built-in Image Capture app does as well.
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