Alaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15 Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2670 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?
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2628 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 .
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 792 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2591 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.
Fotodj From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2583 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.