The photo (print) looks pretty good to me. I use a Umax 1220S on a Mac with Photoshop. I scanned it with 400dpi, used the unsharp mask feature, adjusted a little bit the colours and changed the resolution to 800X600 at 96dpi.
Any help appreciated
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Davus From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2159 times:
The shot looks very nice to me. If anything you can see pixellation round the word 'delta'. Try to keep the image at the original DPI and just resample the size. Might not work but then again it might.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 812 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2142 times:
In my opinion it looks oversharpened - note jaggy cheatline and, I think, unnatural levels of contrast in bare metal areas. Also I think large copyright notices may work against you getting accepted - the system adds one on the bottom of each pic anyway.
USAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2140 times:
To solve your pixellation problem - ease off bigtime on the sharpen.
Before resampling from 400DPI, run the unsharp mask at radius 1, amount 100, threshhold 10(NOT 0). Then resample, and sharpen once or twice(depending on your software, as different software has different sharpen intensities). That should prove for the best results. Also MAKE SURE that the scanner does NO sharpening during the scan. As for the contrast - I think that looks more like when you're actually standing there viewing the aircraft, and looks good the way it is.
TomH From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
I also think you sharpened the image too much. Aside from the jaggies on the red cheatline, another clue is the lightened area in the sky just aft of the rudder on the vertical stabilizer. The blue sky looks a bit grainy also, which can happen if you sharpen excessively. Perform your image editing and as the last step after cropping, resizing and all other activities, sharpen the image just a little.
You may have a similar problem when working on images of executive aircraft. Many of these have several horizontal lines running back down the fuselage from the nose of the aircraft. When they are near horizontal in the monitor, they develop real bad jaggies. This particular problem is troubling me greatly, and unfortunately the advice I get from other photographers is that there is little I can do about it.