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Resolution For Film Scanners  
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 36
Posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Quick question, what is a good resolution to get on a 35mm film scanner.


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User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Hey, Josh...

If you go for a film scanner (not a flatbed scanned with a film scanning option), any scanner should be ok, as the cheapest one available can do 1800 dpi (check the next link):


But for possible image cropping and bigger prints more is recommended, of course.

1800dpi * 1½ inch wide slide/negative frame = 2700 pixels wide image on your puter. For a print at 300dpi it's enough for a photo 9 inches wide.

However, the scan quality and dynamics are quite poor on that scanner, so it's not just the resolution that matters.


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