For some reason this has been sitting in my to do folder, which I
rarely look at anymore!!! Has something to do with the aging process I
Yes, 1200 is correct for line drawings (anything less and they will
show some bitmapping) but I would scan them in grayscale at that
resolution, not as black/white. You have far more options to adjust
the image in grayscale format in Photoshop. With b/w you are somewhat
stuck with what you scanned in.
Adobe also makes a software product called Streamline which is quite
useful for manipulating final b/w. They haven't upgraded it for years
but it does the job (and they still sell it). A very simple little
program. I like it for adjusting certain kinds of images, such as
> On a related note, I've been scanning my bitmap line drawings at 1200
> to prep them for photopolymer plates. Is this about right, or overkill,
> or something less than optimal? Things seem to be coming out fine, but
> I'm always happy to learn better technique.
> Kim Vanderheiden