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Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED  
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 16
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Hello guys. I am still playing around with my new Nikon coolscan 4000 ED. In order to get the highest quality image should I save the scanned files as .tif, and then convert to .jpg in PS6? How much would that take up the quality of the images?

Thanks for your help,

Dmitry Kudryn.

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User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Sorry for the typo's, its been a long day..........  Smile

-Dmitry


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2349 times:

Yes, scan and save as tif, do all the editing and then then save it as a jpg, never do any editing on a jpg (if it can be avoided).

Staffan



User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2348 times:

I have that scanner. Nowadays, I scan at about 2000 dpi for most shots, and save as TIF. I make copies of the original scans onto CDROM, and then crop, reduce, sharpen, etc. until I get an uploadable-quality shot. Then, at the very last step, do I convert the file to JPG.

Sometimes I forget the last step, and find myself twiddling my thumbs as I wait for a 2 MB TIF file to upload before getting an error message  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

Charles


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Charles do you use PS? I can't remember. Thanks for the advise, also, how do I set the dpi to 2000 or better on the scanner?

-Dmitry


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Converting from .tif to .jpg with NO compression (ie quality 12 in PS6) should result in no loss of quality.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

No, I use Corel Photopaint 10, which is an equivalent to PS. I tried using PS, and never could get the hang of it. Duh!

To change the resolution, in Nikonscan 3.1, go to TOOLS, and open the Tool Palette. You can change the resultion in several ways under the Crop tab.

Charles


User currently offlineFotodj From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Ckw ,could you tell me what file size you have after converting in .jpg(12 level). I want to find the optimum size to download without waiting too long and having acceptable results.


Polishman in New York
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

Charles, what size is the file when you are done scanning? In the screen shot you e-mailed me it said like 21.8 MB! Is that the size you really scan in? 1024x768 is like 2.25 MB.

Also, in the resolution section, Do I just ype in 1000, 2000 and so on in the window to improve scanning?

I'll get this thing all figured out soon.  Smile

-Dmitry


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Fotodj - size varies according to the image, but I would expect to get files of around 500-600k saving at quality level 12. If you are worried about downloads from A.net, keep in mind that A.net does it's own file compression after you upload the image ... if you do any compression in advance, there will inevitably be a loss of quality after A.net re-compresses.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineFotodj From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Colin, that is true ,I know the A.net software does compression, but when you save on level 10 you ending up
with half of the size without visible loss in quality.I just wanted to ask somebody who had done many uploads.
I am preparing a lot of pictures to be upload and I do not want wait unnecessery long uploading them.Thanks,Colin.

Regards
 Smokin cool

Derek



Polishman in New York
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