Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4790 times:
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. 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!
DerekF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 866 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4635 times:
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.
Tsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4566 times:
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.
SJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4559 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..
Tsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 16 Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4505 times:
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.
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
Zander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4461 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.
Flygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4453 times:
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.
SJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4440 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,,
Tsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 16 Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4409 times:
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....