GRZ-AIR
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What Size Do You Scan?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 10:14 pm



What is the best DPI quality to scan in pics..
Does it really matter if you scan with 720dpi or 1200dpi?
Whats the difference.

Also..in paintshop..when you resize your picture to 1024x768 or similar..is that what the requirements for A.net are , correct or wrong ?

Any of your help would be greatly appreciated thanks ,

Patrick
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RE: What Size Do You Scan?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 11:03 pm

If on a flatbed scanner, I don't see the point in scanning more than 400dpi. With a 6x4 photograph: 6 inches x 400 dots per inch = 2400 pixels wide scan. Surely that should contain enough detail of the scanned photo.

Submission sizes... I think a.net prefer sizes bigger that 900px wide up to 1024px wide. I'd avoid sending shots in the 800px >> 900px region nowadays. My preferred sizes tend to be 950x650 or 1000x700.
Occasionally 1024x768.

Other folk will have different opinions, I've no problem with that.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: What Size Do You Scan?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 11:04 pm

720 dpi yields a file of 720x1060 pixels (or thereabouts). 1200 dpi yields 1200x1800 pixels.

You can do a lot more cropping and resampling on the larger image, making it easier to get a nice result.
Personally, I scan at 2880 dpi.
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RE: What Size Do You Scan?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 11:08 pm

Referring to flatbed or slide/neg scanner?
 
GRZ-AIR
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RE: What Size Do You Scan?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 12:11 am

I have a canon flatbed scanner with a res. of 1200dpi..
its not a very good one but I think its okay. Its the CANOSCAN N650U USB model.

Thanks again ,

Patrick
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RE: What Size Do You Scan?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 1:11 am

Hi Patrick,
if you scan prints, then I think 300dpi should be ok. Do not go much higher. 1200dpi and higher is used for scanning slides or negs!

Regards,
Ivica
 
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RE: What Size Do You Scan?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 1:17 am


Hello Ivica !

The photo I mentioned in my other post was scanned with 1200..so I will try another with 300dpi. I am uploading it this moment ..and I will post the link ASAP in the other post. Thanks for the replay ,

greetings ,
Patrick
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