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Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED

Sun Mar 17, 2002 5:32 pm

Hello guys. I am still playing around with my new Nikon coolscan 4000 ED. In order to get the highest quality image should I save the scanned files as .tif, and then convert to .jpg in PS6? How much would that take up the quality of the images?

Thanks for your help,

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RE: Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED

Sun Mar 17, 2002 5:34 pm

Sorry for the typo's, its been a long day..........  Smile

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RE: Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED

Sun Mar 17, 2002 8:52 pm

Yes, scan and save as tif, do all the editing and then then save it as a jpg, never do any editing on a jpg (if it can be avoided).

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RE: Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED

Sun Mar 17, 2002 8:57 pm

I have that scanner. Nowadays, I scan at about 2000 dpi for most shots, and save as TIF. I make copies of the original scans onto CDROM, and then crop, reduce, sharpen, etc. until I get an uploadable-quality shot. Then, at the very last step, do I convert the file to JPG.

Sometimes I forget the last step, and find myself twiddling my thumbs as I wait for a 2 MB TIF file to upload before getting an error message  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

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RE: Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED

Mon Mar 18, 2002 5:27 am

Charles do you use PS? I can't remember. Thanks for the advise, also, how do I set the dpi to 2000 or better on the scanner?

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RE: Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED

Mon Mar 18, 2002 6:29 am

Converting from .tif to .jpg with NO compression (ie quality 12 in PS6) should result in no loss of quality.

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RE: Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED

Mon Mar 18, 2002 7:54 am

No, I use Corel Photopaint 10, which is an equivalent to PS. I tried using PS, and never could get the hang of it. Duh!

To change the resolution, in Nikonscan 3.1, go to TOOLS, and open the Tool Palette. You can change the resultion in several ways under the Crop tab.

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RE: Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED

Mon Mar 18, 2002 10:24 am

Ckw ,could you tell me what file size you have after converting in .jpg(12 level). I want to find the optimum size to download without waiting too long and having acceptable results.
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RE: Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED

Mon Mar 18, 2002 6:54 pm

Charles, what size is the file when you are done scanning? In the screen shot you e-mailed me it said like 21.8 MB! Is that the size you really scan in? 1024x768 is like 2.25 MB.

Also, in the resolution section, Do I just ype in 1000, 2000 and so on in the window to improve scanning?

I'll get this thing all figured out soon.  Smile

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RE: Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED

Mon Mar 18, 2002 7:01 pm

Fotodj - size varies according to the image, but I would expect to get files of around 500-600k saving at quality level 12. If you are worried about downloads from A.net, keep in mind that A.net does it's own file compression after you upload the image ... if you do any compression in advance, there will inevitably be a loss of quality after A.net re-compresses.

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RE: Saving Fils With The Nikon 4000 ED

Tue Mar 19, 2002 9:39 am

Colin, that is true ,I know the A.net software does compression, but when you save on level 10 you ending up
with half of the size without visible loss in quality.I just wanted to ask somebody who had done many uploads.
I am preparing a lot of pictures to be upload and I do not want wait unnecessery long uploading them.Thanks,Colin.

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