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Does Anyone Else Scan Prints/use Flatbed?  
User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 23 hours ago) and read 5223 times:

Hey all,

While I've been slaving away scanning my LAS, SFO, GJC, CYS, etc.. shots I had a thought. Does anyone else still scan prints on a flatbed scanner? I know a few photographers do, but I was hoping some of you could come forward and post a few example photos. List with what camera and film the photo(s) were taken with.  Big grin All of my photos are in the database under "Serge Walczak".

Also, try and list the process you go through from scan to upload. For me:

- Open Photoshop 7.0 and scan at around 500 DPI or so, more if jaggies are noticed (does the trick somehow)

- Adjust levels, contrast, color, hue, saturation, brightness until it looks as good as it can get!

- Unsharp 100-300% amount, Radius 0.5, Threshold 0

- remove all white lice from photo  Smile/happy/getting dizzy with smudge, clone tool, and healing brush

- if grain is apparent in sky or other small part of photo, select the lasso tool and highlight the area... apply smartblur radius 3.0, threshold 25.0, quality high, mode normal

- save 100% NO-compression, look over final product before upload to a.net Big grin

Now your turn!
...Serge

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User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 23 hours ago) and read 5099 times:

Forgot to include after the first step I rotate the photo if necessary and crop away the white, then I resize to about 1024x710 or so...

regards,
Serge


User currently offlineDerekF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 19 hours ago) and read 5068 times:

Serge

I still scan prints on a flatbed. I get the film printed at 5"x7" then

Scan at 400 dpi as a TIF file on an HP5470C.
Adjust the colours contrast etc.
Remove all the dust, crap etc
Resize to 1024 by whatever
Use the unsharp mask in Paint shop Pro 7 using settings
0.8, 90, 1 I think (I can check them later)
Save as JPG with no compression.

Results aren't too bad


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Grain seems to be the biggest problem. I try and use ISO 100 film most of the time.

Regards

DerekF



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User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 hours ago) and read 5051 times:

Reala 100 prints scanned on an HP 5300 edited with Photoshop 5.0


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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

Here comes my most famous example again:


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Reala prints on a 5300C scanjet. Edited in Photoshop 7.

Ive moved to slides and a Nikon Coolscan since then

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

Hi,

I use a Canon N1240U, scanning at 2400 dpi and resize later to 1024 pixels with Photoshop Elements. Use sharp and unsharpen mask....

I'm using a Canon EOS 300 body with Tamron 75-300mm lens.

Here are some samples with Kodak Royal 100:


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and here with my "favourite" Fuji Reala 100 IMO the best film for prints:


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and here are two scans, shot in 1990 (I don't know what camere, because I was 12 years old in 1990). They've been scanned also with the Canon N1240U.


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Greetings
Tobi



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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 hours ago) and read 4999 times:

Hi,

I'm using a flatbed scanner (HP5470C) as well....
Film used is usually Kodak100/200 or Fuji100/200. Prints are done at 4R size, and scanned in at 600DPI, and resized, croped and sharpened in Photoshop.


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User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

oh geez, just wait till Brian see's this post..........



chris


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

Cool.. glad to see I'm not alone!  Smokin cool

Wietse: Holy s***, thats one of the best print scans I have ever seen!

regards,
Serge


User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 hours ago) and read 4992 times:

--Derek and TsenTsan,

If you use the HP5470C-what type of results have you gotten with the XPA slide/negative attachment?( I just got an HP5470C)

I've gotten nothing good, any clues you can give.....I've printed this thread to use some of your techniques, thank you. I also think I may have to update my photo editing unit...I have Adobe Photodeluxe 3.0-Home and Ulead photo Plus 4...so may a little weak. Most of my photos on A.net aren't that great, because they were entered B4 the screeners took over..

you guys have great photos...thanks

SJC Alien


User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 hours ago) and read 4963 times:

Alien,

Someday I will have to plan a trip down to Garlic City and I will give you some one on one instruction.

I still scan prints on a flatbed scanner as well as with my HP S20. I have never had much luck scanning negatives.

Richard


User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

.............just don't laugh at my photo-editing program on my computer.......must be from " Airliner photo scanning for Dummies"  Big grin

Alien


User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

This is a flatbed scan with an Advantix camera
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Photo © Jeremy Katz

Most of my photos don't get on since I am still learning the art of photograpy... I don't think the scanner has much to do with it...

Jeremy

PS- see my thread... I think my scanner just died



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4938 times:

SJC-Alien,

Whenever I use that to scan, the quality comes out so bad, that I think even scanning the print at 200DPI produces way better results. It somehow produces a very bad negative scan, but an OK slide scan... I'm scanning from HPScan program saving as JPG before importing into Photoshop and editing.

Regs,
Tsentsan



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User currently offlineDerekF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4945 times:

SJC- Alien

I've had reasonable results from the slide scanner attachment. Some of which I got uploaded here.


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They may have been accepted because they old though!

Negatives I've tried but not with good enough results to upload here. You seem to get coloured banding across the image that are difficult to get rid of. The colours and definition are good though.
To add to my previous post the PSP 7 settings I use for the unsharp mask are 0.8,93,0

Regards

DerekF



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User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

I am still scanning on my flatbed scanner beside my digital work.
I think it works quite well with my HP Scanjet 5370C and most of the film I am using give a good result, Fuji Superia 200 and 400 and sometimes Reala 100.

One example then:

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Zander


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

I know Garry Watt scans print here and there, check out his photo's. Excellent result.

-Dmitry


User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4886 times:

Hey Alien,

Software can be a big part of the problem......Let me scrounge around. I think I may have a copy of Photoshop Elements that I no longer use that I can give you. That plus a little hands on training and we should have you uploading in no time.

Richard





User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 4873 times:

...Ok guys....great info. When I do the initial scan, I've set it at-(as an experiment), 200-300-600 on various photos. They look great in the first scan. Then when I save as either a TIFF. or Jpeg...it's fine. When I move to my Ulead photo plus 4, is when I have trouble after re-sizing.

Yes, I have read the instructions, and DerekF and Tsen Tsan gave me a clue on a setting sequence I was doing backwards...so that helped...(I'm making prints of some of the instruction pages so I don't have to flip back and forth on the computer all the time) easier reading....but I have been unable to discover what/or where my 'cheapo' program has unmask..?

DerekF...where does your HP5470C have a 400DPI settting...? Mine doesn't have it.....though I am scanning 4x6 inch glossies....I think the 5470C can handle it no problem,,

Thank you,

SJC Alien


User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 4852 times:

Alien,

I'm here in the same town you know, let me know if you want to meet up I can help you. I've got some "extra" software too.

C72
Steve


User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 4846 times:

Hey Steve......Maybe Tom should invite us all over for BBQ and we can help him learn to use his scanner. Sounds like a plan to me? Teaching makes me hungry!





User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4837 times:

Richard,

Sounds good to me! How 'bout it Tom? I'll bring plenty of meat and "extra" software....hehe. Seriously Tom, let me know If I can help.  Smile

Steve


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4842 times:

Alien,

Try to scan at 600-800. To actually add a scanning resolution if you're using the HP PrecisionScan, go to Scan-Preferences, and click on the Resolution tab, and add in the desired scan resolution. Alternatively, for a temporary fix, you could just key in the resolution at the textbox of the Resolution selection in the main window.... Big grin

Regards
Tsentsan



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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2175 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4822 times:

Serge,

Can i set my Epson flatbed up to scan within photoshop?

my only flatbed scan here today is my picture of G-BNLM, but i've got some prints comimg today, so there might be more around.

BA777


User currently offlineDavus From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

I also use print / flatbed.....

Fuji 100 and an HP5370...

Dave Faulkner
MELBOURNE
Australia


25 Post contains images Serge : Nice shots guys... I was surprised at the amount of people still scanning prints. Soon I'll upgrade to a Minolta Dual Scan II or something else simila
26 Post contains images Blackbird1 : Hi Serge!I'm taking 4x6 color prints since (almost) ever, to be exact more than 25 years now.I'm still using an old-fashioned Canon AE-1 (manual focus
27 Post contains links and images VIR380 : Acer Scanwit 2720S View Large View MediumPhoto © T Silgrim View Large View MediumPhoto © T Silgrim HP Scanjet 6300C View Large View MediumPh
28 Post contains images Serge : Nice shots Tony and Gerhard! I use manual focus 100% of the time with aviation photos too! The ZX-30 has the auto capability but I prefer having the m
29 Post contains links and images Granite : Hi all I still use my HP 6300C flatbed now and then. As a matter of fact, I was playing around with it last night after downloading the latest version
30 Tsentsan : Gary, Does Vuescan come with the HP CDs or do you have to buy it seperately? Thanks Tsentsan
31 Post contains links VIR380 : You have to go online to order it : http://www.hamrick.com/ see above link , that will tell you all you need to know along with how to oder regards To
32 Post contains images Granite : Hi Yes, order on-line. Once ordered you get free updates to the program for as long as it is available Regards Gary Watt Aberdeen, Scotland
33 Post contains images Serge : Holy crap Gary, pretty nice shots for prints (no noise or grain) I especially like the UA 777, regards, Serge
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