OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4005 times:
I happen to use the same scanner. Crank up the scanning dpi to 1200 (choose advanced option in VistaScan) I only have 16 or so pictures at Airliners.net right now, i just haven't gotten around to scan some more... you also should use a image editing program (like Jasc's Paint Shop Pro or Adobe Photoshop) to sharpen, soften, or just plain make your image look better... then it has better chances of being accepted.
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
Boeingrulz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 497 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3800 times:
I am curious, what advantage is 1200 dpi scanning when screen resolutions are typically 72dpi for macs and 96 dpi for Windows type machines. How do choose the final size and resolution of your pictures?
Do you use Adobe Photoshop and if so what settings do you use for your sharpening. I have almost 6 years experience in Digital image techniques for high resolution devices but have found it a little hard to translate my experience to screen images.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5068 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3623 times:
I have over 60 photos on here. I don't really know about the scanning dpi - I did the scanning at the Kinko's Copies place where they have computers because I don't own a scanner. If there's a Kinkos near you you might try it. I didn't do anything unusual when scanning. But I do own Paint Shop Pro 5.0 ad I sharpen and adjust the gamma correction, brightness, hue, etc just slightly as needed. Yes, i have had many rejected due to either scan quality or original picture quality.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
N408BN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3659 times:
I recently got a UMAX 2000P scanner to replace my Mustex ep111 and the results were great. I went from a 30 bit to 36 bit. I had 49 pictures accepted between March and October and have had 41 accepted since I got the UMAX. I usually scan at 400dpi. I select intelifix option after the first scan and then use the clean up JPEG option to smooth the picture and get rid of the little green speckles. My best pictures are of those pictures which I was able to get close to the aircraft by a good window or my 300mm zoom lense. However, I still get photos rejected mainly because the photos are dark, or that the Adobe program
just can't seem to improve them.