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Topic: My Scanner Sucks And The Print Doesn't Help Any!
Username: Futterman
Posted 2004-06-20 04:00:14 and read 3161 times.

OK, guys, last thread-starter for me tonight.


Decided to dig out a shot I took two years ago when my interest in aviation just started to develop. As I was deplaning Qantas' 744 VH-OEB in LAX on August 11, 2002 fresh from SYD, I snapped this with the 35mm family point 'n shoot.

The original 4x6 does not look nearly as bad, so I'm placing most of the blame on the scanner this time 'round. Anybody know if STAPLES can digitize it for me or something?

I'm well aware that this is beyond help (so am I...haha), but feel free to try your hand. I just brightened it up a BIT via levels, but all the noise was there beforehand. At least I had enough sense to frame it properly!


http://img2.imagetown.net/80154080.jpg

Brian

[Edited 2004-06-20 04:14:00]

Topic: RE: My Scanner Sucks And The Print Doesn't Help An
Username: F9Widebody
Posted 2004-06-20 05:43:31 and read 3137 times.

Do you still have the negatives?

Regards

Topic: RE: My Scanner Sucks And The Print Doesn't Help Any!
Username: Futterman
Posted 2004-06-20 06:22:41 and read 3119 times.

Almost positive I do. Just have to dig through a whole bag full of photos. What's next?

Topic: RE: My Scanner Sucks And The Print Doesn't Help Any!
Username: Fadec
Posted 2004-06-20 06:37:06 and read 3112 times.

I think Kinko's also may be able to help you. Or even better yet, your local photo shop should have the equipment to scan your negs to digital media.

Topic: RE: My Scanner Sucks And The Print Doesn't Help Any!
Username: Futterman
Posted 2004-06-20 06:42:33 and read 3112 times.

Almost positive I do.

Haha...just realized the irony in that. "Almost positive...that I have the negative."

Thanks, Fadec. I'll run around all the places in my area and see what I can get. Also, thanks for putting your first official post on A.net in this thread! Good choice.  Big grin


Brian

Topic: RE: My Scanner Sucks And The Print Doesn't Help Any!
Username: ScottysAir
Posted 2004-06-20 18:50:21 and read 3079 times.

Do you have any problems with slide scanner and those photo are not good with them and you have to make rescanner again or if you want buy with new digital camera.

Topic: RE: My Scanner Sucks And The Print Doesn't Help An
Username: F9Widebody
Posted 2004-06-20 21:19:01 and read 3056 times.

I was thinking just along the lines of a Kodak PictureCD which you can opt for when you get your negs processed. Don't have any experience with them though.

Regards

Topic: RE: My Scanner Sucks And The Print Doesn't Help Any!
Username: Skymonster
Posted 2004-06-20 21:56:17 and read 3046 times.

Futt,

You need a film scanner... Ten year old film scanned today - not noticably worse than current digital output when resized for a.net:





Andy

Topic: RE: My Scanner Sucks And The Print Doesn't Help Any!
Username: GKirk
Posted 2004-06-21 12:48:17 and read 3017 times.

Skymonster, great pics there  Smile I take it those are from East Midlands?
Aaahhh the good old BM livery, those were the days  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: My Scanner Sucks And The Print Doesn't Help Any!
Username: Vzlet
Posted 2004-06-21 13:54:17 and read 3004 times.

Brian,
I was quite disappointed with the "PictureCD" option available with processing. The images were relatively low resolution JPEGs, not the .pcd format I was expecting. I have, however, had good results with Kodak's "PhotoCD" which provides each image in .pcd format, typically in 5 resolutions, 3072 x 2048 the largest. Until I got a film scanner, .pcd PhotoCDs were how I had everything digitized. If you'd care to see examples, all of my pictures older than photoID 303400 started in .pcd format.

If you intend to work with a large number of slides/negatives, then consider a film scanner. If you have just a limited number of old shots you'd like digitized, then a PhotoCD may be the easiest and most efficient way to go. Up to 100 images will fit onto a CD.

-Mark Carlisle


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