Chris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 9 Posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2135 times:
Okay, im ready to hear some opinions about getting pics developed as glossy or matte... as far as the picture is concerned i prefer matte, but for scanning I've had better luck with glossy. So my question, is my better scanning luck with glossy just a hit and miss thing, or can i confidently get my pictures done in matte finish and still get good results on my scanned bi-product???
FastGlass From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2003 times:
A matte finish adds a miniscule layer between the actual image (on the paper) thus degrading sharpness. Others say that glossy paper promotes reflections from the scanning light source. I personally prefer glossy, but I normally don't scan prints so I will let other flatbed experts offer opinions...
Victech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
As for my $0.02, I like glossy to scan, matte to look at. I'd do away with glossy altogether, but as for scanning, I'm too cheap to buy a film scanner, and I've been hard pressed to find one for under $1000 that supports both APS and 35mm.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30174 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1928 times:
I have to go with the majority here. Matte for looking at and glossy for scanning. I feel the texture on the matte surface is what is degrading the sharpness of my scans. I blame it partly for some of my scans not comming out as sharp as I would like.
Anyway in the next couple of weeks I hope it is a moot point...I am getting a slide scanner.
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