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Old 06-17-2011, 06:20 AM
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.... I just checked my scanner it is an HP Photosmart Premium and the ppi from what I can see on it scans 600...it is not hooked up to my computer at this time but I put the photos on a disk....I am wondering if there is a higher scanning ppi with like photoshop or something...I understand what you mean about the scan quality....what programs are you all using?
If your scanner is the HP Photosmart Premium C310a then the specifications are:
Optical Resolution: Up to 1200 dpi Enhanced Resolution: Up to 19,200 dpi
Scanner bit depth 48-bit.

For this type of image you want to squeeze the maximum amount of information from the image and therefore you should set your scanner accordingly. I cannot guarantee that there will be any improvement over your first scan but would suggest the following settings as a starting point.

1. 48 bit Colour

2. At least 300 dpi - more if your scanner supports it. Ignore the enhanced resolution as these are interpolated figures and are not likely to buy you any added benefit

3. Set output size to larger than your intended final size! I am guessing that the original print is around 5"x4" therefore I would set scanning output size to 10"x8" at the bit depth and dpi above. While this will give you a much larger file size than a 1:1 it may just help grabbing all the detail and also possibly give you an advantage when you downsample to 1:1.

I have no experience of the HP software but I would have thought that it should be at least fit for purpose. There are alternatives including the highly thought of Vuescan. Check compatibility for your scanner first and if ok then you could download a demo version and see how you like it before comitting to buy Info here




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Old 06-17-2011, 09:16 AM
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I first used Levels to increase contrast and to correct color
Then I used Neat Image-a noise reduction filer
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:25 PM
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It's not easy to restore old pics like this one. My try here, need some practice. After seen the works, I noted that i should have replace the boy with background thou... Nice work everyone...
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:24 AM
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Sweet picture!
Looks like an angel.
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:03 PM
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Hi everyone...all of them are so awesome...!!!!! I am having so much fun with learning the techniques....cupcake I love what you did...very sweet and incredible....what program did you use if you dont mind me asking...

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Old 06-19-2011, 10:14 AM
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I used CS5 & Painter 12.
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