Capterdi From Mexico, joined Oct 2003, 15 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2714 times:
What recommendations or advice could you give me about the scanner characteristics and/or minimum scanning resolution to look for when dealing with scanning 35 mm ISO 100 negative film, when trying to get your photos accepted in ´A.net´?
Key From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2671 times:
Go for a minimum of 2700dpi I would say. That enables you to make decent digi images of 1024 wide of most negatives or slides, and 1200 wide of the better ones. Obviously, more is better (I work with 5400dpi now and that kicks *ss ).
You definitely need a film scanner, a flatbed scanner with adapter will not do the trick! Happy scanning,
Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2599 times:
I hadn't replied before as my information was out of date. I have a lot of old pictures on the database that were scanned at the maximum resolution on an old Nikon Coolscan III, 2700, but this packed in a while ago and I have just replaced it with a Minolta Scan Elite 5400. The difference is quality is staggering, not so much due to the resolution, but the ability to scan the shadows better.
I think that most of the time 2700 resolution is sufficient.
I have recently scanned some at 5400 taken on 100 ISO slide film last year and it remains to be seen if the quality is good enough to pass screening. It is definitely more difficult to get scanned slides past the screeners !
I hope this helps
That's the one I have a bunch in the Q at this moment, I like the quality.
I do use the NeatImage plugin for PS and do quite a lot of processing. Part of it is because I want the best colors and shadows/highlights I can get. If I only worked on sharpness and lighting I would need about 20 minutes per scan of a good slide I estimate. Now I often am working at least one hour on an image.