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Old 03-06-2008, 12:09 PM
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scanning resolution?

I'm new to both retouching and to photoshop cs3 extended. I will be asking a lot of questions!

The first, at what resolution should I scan original black and white pictures? Some date back to 1930, but they are in good condition. I have scanned in about 20 pictures at 300, but want to make sure this is the proper setting.

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Old 03-06-2008, 12:15 PM
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Re: scanning resolution?

300 ppi is a good starting point, it depends on your final output and whether you want to enlarge the photos...
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Re: scanning resolution?

Janie, the Forum has search capability so you may want to STF for "scanning photos". There have been several topics on scanning.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:17 PM
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Re: scanning resolution?

My goal is to take all the pictures and make an album digitally, so the resolution does matter. The pictures for the most part are clear once I open them in CS3.

Thanks, I just went searching - looks like 600 is the best

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