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  • Bill Tarkulich
    May 31, 2005
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      Thank 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
      choices.

      Regards,

      ______________
      Bill Tarkulich




      -----Original Message-----
      From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Paula
      Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 9:20 AM
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      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.

      paula


      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Tarkulich"
      <bill.tarkulich@i...> wrote:
      > Jeff,
      > Interesting comments, thanks. I have been worrying a bit about
      photo
      > 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've
      decided
      > that the photo will not be enlarged; it will be printed no larger
      than the
      > size it is today.
      >
      > Also regarding photos of prints. They are rendered on my camera in
      JPG
      > format, which in my experience, as a compressed format are a
      bit "lossy". I
      > sometimes have an image I want to annotate (I have done many
      maps.) TIF is
      > the only way to go for multiple edits without a loss of quality.
      >
      > I've had really bad luck scanning negatives. Anyways, the
      negatives are so
      > scattered that I can never be assured I would have captured them
      all and
      > really don't want to do the job twice - one for negs, once for
      prints.
      >
      > So, I'm experimenting a bit with my digital camera and I'm on the
      fence.
      >
      > As another criteria, who makes a really FAST scanner that doesn't
      break the
      > bank (one step short of the "professional" models.
      >
      > To your point of proofs, I also worry about my own film note
      annotations. I
      > have really lousy handwriting (I have a calling as a scribe for
      church
      > registers, no?!) I'd rather type them.
      > My first thought was to scan or snap the opposite sides of the
      photos (just
      > flip 'em), but that has just doubled my workload!
      >
      > I wonder if any camera company product managers are out there
      > listening/watching this thread???
      >
      > Regards,
      > ______________
      > Bill Tarkulich
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-
      ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of Jeff Stana
      > 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
      proportion
      > and eliminate hot spots, results will be variable.
      >
      > 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
      so
      > and good scanners can be had for less than $50. The Cannon LIDE
      > 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.
      Using
      > the import function, scans can be captured as TIFF format. Best
      > 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
      > viewed.
      >
      > Later, at home, Photoshop can easily carve each TIF scan, back into
      > individual pictures. Plus, the application has outstanding
      > enhancement features.
      >
      > Good luck.
      >
      > jEFF
      > STANA.net
      >
      >
      >
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