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HP Scanjet 4470c Scanner

Tue Aug 06, 2002 2:54 am

Hi everybody,

I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the Hewlett Packard HP 4470c Scanner is sufficient to scan aircraft photo's for airliners.net. Up until now all my uploaded photo's have been rejected due to a low resolution. I don't understand this, because my photo's have a good quality so it must be the scanner I use. At the moment I use a relatively old Scanjet model from HP at school and was wondering if anyone here has experience with the 4470c Scanjet model from Hewlett Packard. As this is a quite expensive scanner I would assume this scanner has all what's necessary to upload photo's to airliners.net (this website). The hardware scan resolution is 1200 x 1200 dpi while the optical scan resolution is 1200 dpi. To my knowledge this is well above the requirements of airliners.net.

To give you an idea of the quality of my aircraft photo's, please have a look at my personal aviation website at http://rogeraviation.freeservers.com. These photo's were rejected by airliners.net which I don't understand.

I use a Canon EOS300 camera with a 75-300 mm zoom lense and a 28-90 mm zoom lense. I bought this camera new last year.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.


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RE: HP Scanjet 4470c Scanner

Tue Aug 06, 2002 4:42 pm


Don't see any reason why it should not perform well with your images.

I have a quick look at your site and some of the images are pretty good. Scanning can be complicated and sometimes it will take you many scans to get it just right.


Have a look at the above link which gives a review of the scanner. Some colour adjustments may have to be done.

Scan a standard sized shot at 600dpi, resample down to 1000 and try various sharpening, colour and contrast settings. Don't scan and upload to Airliners straight away. This is a sure fire way for a rejection. Save the image(s) and look at them the day after and see if you can spot any problems with colours etc.

Your camera set up looks ok too. Better than my current non-digital SLR......but it still takes great images.

Let us know how you get on. You may want to post some links to your scanned images on this forum before you upload to the site. This will give other users a chance to comment on them.


Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

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