12251RE: [S-R] Re: OT: Scanning many snapshots
- May 31, 2005Thank you all, you have given me many issues to consider and resources to
consult. I have some testing to do as well. Now here's hoping I make good
From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Paula
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 9:20 AM
Subject: [S-R] Re: OT: Scanning many snapshots
Bill, go to HP's website and contact them. The people that work
there are very helpful and may have suggestions.
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Tarkulich"
> Interesting comments, thanks. I have been worrying a bit about
> quality, especially how I would lay the prints in curled stacks(not all are
> in albums) flat . It's so subjective. For future planning, I'vedecided
> that the photo will not be enlarged; it will be printed no largerthan the
> size it is today.JPG
> Also regarding photos of prints. They are rendered on my camera in
> format, which in my experience, as a compressed format are abit "lossy". I
> sometimes have an image I want to annotate (I have done manymaps.) TIF is
> the only way to go for multiple edits without a loss of quality.negatives are so
> I've had really bad luck scanning negatives. Anyways, the
> scattered that I can never be assured I would have captured themall and
> really don't want to do the job twice - one for negs, once forprints.
> So, I'm experimenting a bit with my digital camera and I'm on the
> As another criteria, who makes a really FAST scanner that doesn't
> bank (one step short of the "professional" models.annotations. I
> To your point of proofs, I also worry about my own film note
> have really lousy handwriting (I have a calling as a scribe forchurch
> registers, no?!) I'd rather type them.photos (just
> My first thought was to scan or snap the opposite sides of the
> flip 'em), but that has just doubled my workload!ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
> I wonder if any camera company product managers are out there
> listening/watching this thread???
> Bill Tarkulich
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-
> Behalf Of Jeff Stanaproportion
> Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 1:10 AM
> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [S-R] Re: OT: Scanning many snapshots
> There may be no simple answer to a portable scanning problem. I
> would use the digital camera as the last resort. Unless you have a
> light table to flatten all the pictures, fix the parallel
> and eliminate hot spots, results will be variable.so
> The good news - the photos are small and removable from the albums,
> therefore the scanner solution is possible. Place as many photos as
> possible on the platen. This reduces the number of passes required
> for the task. Most portable scanners are limited to 8 1/2 x 14 or
> and good scanners can be had for less than $50. The Cannon LIDEUsing
> series has good value and quality and is small in size. The LIDE 30
> has worked fine for me. There are newer models, probably faster.
> More important is the software. I do not use the canned software
> provided with the scanner, but rather rely on Adobe Photoshop.
> the import function, scans can be captured as TIFF format. Bestemail to
> quality for later work, and digital space is not the issue.
> One more suggestion, print out a draft of each "proof set", and use
> the print for referencing any notes on the reverse side of the
> photo, or any verbal memories that are called up as pictures are
> Later, at home, Photoshop can easily carve each TIF scan, back into
> individual pictures. Plus, the application has outstanding
> enhancement features.
> Good luck.
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