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Herculano 
 

Still using film and scanning images?


I still shoot with film, and am concerned that my scanning skills will impact my submission for classes. What quaility are others scanning at. I know for web use you do not have to scan at a high quality. Do the instructors view the submitted pictures on line or do they print them to review them?


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3/1/2005 1:25:06 PM

 
Kerry Drager
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/4/2002
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  Hi Herculano,
Thanks for your interest in BetterPhoto courses! Yes, instructors view the submitted pictures online - we do not print them for review.

Incidentally, I also shoot with film, and I have my slides scanned at 72 dpi. For size, here's BetterPhoto's recommendation: TIFF, JPEG, Bitmap, or Ping images at no more than 500 pixels on the short dimension - e.g. 500 (w) x about 750 (h) for a vertical image or about 750 (w) x 500 (h) for a horizontal image.

I hope this answers your question, Herculano ... if not, please follow-up!
Best regards,
Kerry


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3/2/2005 5:00:20 PM

 
Andy 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/28/2002
  I am still using film and scan my negatives. I always scan with the highest resolution, enhance the image and save it. If I want to display on my PC or put it out onto the net, I will make a COPY of the image and resize only the copy. I can also print it out, backup, etc. with only one scan. Hope this helps.


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3/3/2005 8:07:37 AM

 
Kerry Drager
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  Hi Andy,
Thanks for jumping in and adding your valuable input!
Kerry


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3/3/2005 12:58:06 PM

 
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