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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

Hi Guys,

I need with your guys helped as for me and that I need give me a training how I can use with the my slide scanner on the HP Scanjet 5470cse for me. Could you do that as for something put it up on the a.net need to be added it up more pictures and will you guys sent me one information an Adobe Photoshop as for better training and I'm never been use that this one as for before. Will you guys have to be do something as for my computer at my home. Thanks!!

Best regards,

Scott W.

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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4164 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

Hi Scott!
I guess you need a little help with adjusting your photos with photoshop after scanning them? Am i right.
1.) Rotate it if neccesary so that the photo has a leveled horizont or even better if some verticals are visible use thos to make the vertical.
2.) Crop the Image
3.) make the imagee size 1024 * something or 1200 by something or whatever you want. For a.net it should be somethin between 800 and 1600 on the longer side.
4.) Adjust the levels
5.) Sharpen it by using the adaptive Unsharpmask so that the picture is sharp but not oversharpened. Oversharpened or jagged is it when you see thos little stairs in a line which should be a line and no stir (Stupid description i know but i cant do it better).
6.) Save it as jpg with the lowest compression (highest Quality). In Photoshop you should set the value to 12.

Good luck

User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

Scott, don't use photos with a shiny surface. This reduces the quality. Always try to get them without any special creations.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Yes, photoshop is a great program, for easier use MicrosoftPhotoDraw

User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 3625 times:

I don't know exactly, if you want to scan slides or negatives. In my opinion, slides give the better results, than negatives. Of course, there are some photographers here, who upload superb pics taken with negatives, but in my opinion, that's the minority (I hope, I was diplomatic enough Smile/happy/getting dizzy).

Important: Only a good picture can give you a perfect scan! If the negative or slide isn't sharp for example, the picture won't be sharp as well.

As for post-editing in Photoshop, I think Peter gave a good summary on what you have to do, to have good results in almost 99% of all scans.

Tip: try a few scans, upload them and ask us again for advice. I learned A LOT here at Airliners.net (Yes, my pics used to be even worse, than what I upload now Smile/happy/getting dizzy)


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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 3606 times:


Will you give to me a link about with Mircosoft PhotoDraw as for me. Ok? Can you done that with the website for the photo need to do something as for myself. THanks!!


I do not have one with Adobe Photoshop on the my computer yet. And I will to do have a waited when we're are moving to Arizona get a high-speed as for my computer need and I take a chance to get download on the this computer ior might will to have a new computer. Ok? Well, see ya!!

User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

Hi Scott!

You can scan both negatives and regular photos with the scanner you mention (I'd suggest scanning slides - better quality). I have a similar machine and I scan my slides with it and touch up the results with Adobe Elements which is a great , uncomplicated program to touch up photos (it's also offered as a free trial now).

To scan photos is relatively easy. The software comes with the scanner and is immediately offered as a method of "importing" a scan in Photoshop Elements. Then just follow Peter's instructions for the rest.

(For those not familiar with Scott's ScanJet 5470cse here's a pic Smile


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

Sorry Stephen,

I just can't do that as for download by too long as for all of the night by 7 hours and it was too slow on the my computer by the modem. And because that this is not have with DSL yet and when we're will be move to Arizona. OK? And we will be start over again with my computer and by the DSL at the new house. Ok? And it should be waited until will be have to the hooked it up itself on the my internet. Ok? It should be way to get faster modem or cable. Whatever if you got made of the decide as for myself. So well, goodnight as for now.

Scott W.

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