Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 11370 posts, RR: 50 Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1589 times:
ghost77 - I do have a few shots from Mexico City, but the quality is poor They were taken from the car park overlooking the runway, the sun is all wrong, and the police kept moving me on! I'll see what Photoshop can do with them, but don't hold you breath.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1572 times:
Congratulations on your first acceptances.
As far as quality is concerned, some leeway can be and is given (note, some) for rare subjects - subjects not in the database, and particularly for subjects taken a considerable number of years ago (like your first two pics) - we recognise that films, cameras and lenses weren't what they are today and can make some allowance for that. I'm not suggesting you try uploading really dodgy stuff, but check the database and if the pictures are old and the subject isn't already there you will stand a better chance.
Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 11370 posts, RR: 50 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
Thanks for the comment. I understand everything you're saying, and I had been reading this forum for a couple of weeks before I tried uploading anything (and I did pick two that stood a reasonable chance). I hope my scanning and Photoshop skill improve and allow me to share much more of my collection with everyone.
RayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
Welcome to the Old Slides on Airliners.net Club!
Like your first two offerings and hope you have a lot of fulfillment scanning them and see them on the net.
What scanner did you get in the end? I'd also be interested in what magnification you set Photoshop to when cleaning up the image. I do 200% so that I can delete all the black marks that may become visible otherwise.
I hope that you will have the vast majority of your submissions accepted. I had a 1973 flying shot of a KC97 rejected, but it was slightly blurred (probably due to my excitement at the time) and so I now know what level of quality is below par.
Other than that, my seventies shots seem to have been largely welcomed.
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5128 posts, RR: 53 Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1379 times:
Hope you can find the best settings in Photoshop in order to upload those old pics @ MEX !!! Yeah, I know what sun is at the parking lot... the only good months for pictures at the parking lot are from May to September and from 3pm to 8pm.... also it's always a mission to take pics at Mexico City... things haven't changed... police still chase you until you leave!!! (but for now, I'm working and trying to change that for better!)
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 11370 posts, RR: 50 Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1239 times:
In the end I lashed out on the Minolta Dimage Elite. I have thousands of slides and negs (not all planes ) that I really need to save decent digital versions of, so I decided to make a bigger investment in a higher-spec scanner.
I feel like I'm still learning how to use the scanner & get the best results. So far my workflow is as follows:
Clean slide as best I can (just a blower brush)
Scan at highest resolution & colour depth (takes time & produces big files).
Use the Minolta option Digital Ice - cleans up scratches, dust, etc. on slide.
Adjust colours if necessary.
Save as TIF file.
Open in Photoshop Elements (came with scanner).
Level as required.
Crop as required.
Resize to 1024 wide (still deciding if 1024 or 1280 width is best, personally I dont like having to scroll to see a photo).
Fine tune colour as required.
Sharpen as required (varies from shot to shot).
Save as jpeg (best quality, min compression).
So far the Digital Ice has dome a very good job of cleaning up any minor blemishes. I haven't needed to use Photoshop to do any fixing yet.
At the moment it's taking me something like 1 hour to get a jpeg image that I think is up to a.net standards. I will do some more playing with scanning at lower resolution & colours to see if I can speed the process up.