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Old 04-28-2005, 12:38 PM
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Question Scanning resolution


I just wondered how you scan old, damaged photos to be able to do proper restoration... in which resolution... I scan them on 800 or 1000 dpi/inch.
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:54 PM
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You're not going to pick up any new detail beyond 300ppi, but there are still advantages to scanning at a higher resolution (as long as it's optical and not interpolated). Higher-rez originals are easier to work with, and scanning at high-rez is better than resampling up to a high rez. The tradeoff is bigger files, more space on your hd, etc.
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Old 04-28-2005, 03:03 PM
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Thank you Doug
Space on my hard drive is not a problem, big files are not a problem too as I give them back on a cd to the customers.... but I was just wondering if anyone else work on such big files when photo labs print them anyway later at 300 dpi/inch (?) As for me it is easier to retouch, especially when photo is very damaged and I need to restore big areas, when the resolution is as high as possible... my scanner can't go higher then 1000 so that is the maximum for now.
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