chris28_17
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Glossy Or Matte? Let The Debate Begin

Sun Jul 09, 2000 10:45 am

Okay, im ready to hear some opinions about getting pics developed as glossy or matte... as far as the picture is concerned i prefer matte, but for scanning I've had better luck with glossy. So my question, is my better scanning luck with glossy just a hit and miss thing, or can i confidently get my pictures done in matte finish and still get good results on my scanned bi-product???

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FastGlass
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RE: Glossy Or Matte? Let The Debate Begin

Sun Jul 09, 2000 11:03 am

A matte finish adds a miniscule layer between the actual image (on the paper) thus degrading sharpness. Others say that glossy paper promotes reflections from the scanning light source. I personally prefer glossy, but I normally don't scan prints so I will let other flatbed experts offer opinions...
 
jasonm
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RE: Glossy Or Matte? Let The Debate Begin

Sun Jul 09, 2000 11:18 am

I don't scan prints either anymore but I DID prefer matte for scanning. It just seemed to produce a better image on-screen.

 
rol
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RE: Glossy Or Matte? Let The Debate Begin

Sun Jul 09, 2000 8:33 pm

Glossy prints are sharper, more brilliant, they seem to be clearer and it doesn't matter anything in scanning them. So there's no reason to use matte prints.
Roland Cartarius
 
victech
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RE: Glossy Or Matte? Let The Debate Begin

Sun Jul 09, 2000 9:54 pm

As for my $0.02, I like glossy to scan, matte to look at. I'd do away with glossy altogether, but as for scanning, I'm too cheap to buy a film scanner, and I've been hard pressed to find one for under $1000 that supports both APS and 35mm.
 
Granite
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RE: Glossy Or Matte? Let The Debate Begin

Sun Jul 09, 2000 11:12 pm

Hi all

Glossy for me  

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
L-188
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RE: Glossy Or Matte? Let The Debate Begin

Wed Jul 26, 2000 7:07 pm

I have to go with the majority here. Matte for looking at and glossy for scanning. I feel the texture on the matte surface is what is degrading the sharpness of my scans. I blame it partly for some of my scans not comming out as sharp as I would like.

Anyway in the next couple of weeks I hope it is a moot point...I am getting a slide scanner.
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Dufo
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Victech

Thu Aug 03, 2000 11:02 pm

Hi!

I believe you can buy a new Nikon Coolscan 3 (LS30) for under $900 (without rebates).

It 's a VERY nice equipment, 2700dpi, ICE (removes dust and scratches, and it works, I have this scanner!).

Regards,

Jernej
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