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User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1736 times:



What is the best DPI quality to scan in pics..
Does it really matter if you scan with 720dpi or 1200dpi?
Whats the difference.

Also..in paintshop..when you resize your picture to 1024x768 or similar..is that what the requirements for A.net are , correct or wrong ?

Any of your help would be greatly appreciated thanks ,

Patrick


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User currently offlineEDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

If on a flatbed scanner, I don't see the point in scanning more than 400dpi. With a 6x4 photograph: 6 inches x 400 dots per inch = 2400 pixels wide scan. Surely that should contain enough detail of the scanned photo.

Submission sizes... I think a.net prefer sizes bigger that 900px wide up to 1024px wide. I'd avoid sending shots in the 800px >> 900px region nowadays. My preferred sizes tend to be 950x650 or 1000x700.
Occasionally 1024x768.

Other folk will have different opinions, I've no problem with that.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Gerry/EDI


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

720 dpi yields a file of 720x1060 pixels (or thereabouts). 1200 dpi yields 1200x1800 pixels.

You can do a lot more cropping and resampling on the larger image, making it easier to get a nice result.
Personally, I scan at 2880 dpi.



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User currently offlineEDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Referring to flatbed or slide/neg scanner?

User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

I have a canon flatbed scanner with a res. of 1200dpi..
its not a very good one but I think its okay. Its the CANOSCAN N650U USB model.

Thanks again ,

Patrick



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User currently offlineAviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Hi Patrick,
if you scan prints, then I think 300dpi should be ok. Do not go much higher. 1200dpi and higher is used for scanning slides or negs!

Regards,
Ivica


User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1687 times:


Hello Ivica !

The photo I mentioned in my other post was scanned with 1200..so I will try another with 300dpi. I am uploading it this moment ..and I will post the link ASAP in the other post. Thanks for the replay ,

greetings ,
Patrick



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