3874RE: A SCANNING QUESTION
- Mar 6, 2005Please note that your reply will now only go to
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The dpi affects the print quality, for instance a commercial printer
requires all photos scanned at 300 dpi which equates to 150 lines per inch
which is magazine quality printing.
Alberta Family Histories Society
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Calgary, AB, T2W 0J8
>[mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of The Gauthiers
>Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2005 10:46 AM
>To: ANN WILLIAMS
>Subject: Re: A SCANNING QUESTION
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>Rene and I have both been using the technique of "stitching"
>two scanned images together.
>However, Rene has the better software for it. It works quite
>well for originals that won't fit on your scanner.
>However; I don't know why your friend thinks that a higher dpi
>translates into two scans.
>The scanning resolution is not linked to size of the original.
>It is a function of the scanner.
>If the article fit on your scanner before, you just need to
>select a higher "dpi" resolution in the software.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "ANN WILLIAMS" <astridge@...>
>To: "- Dist-gen" <dist-gen@...>
>Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2005 9:23 AM
>Subject: A SCANNING QUESTION
>> Please note that your reply will now only go to
>> the original sender
>> I had previously scanned a newspaper article to a contact of mine and
>> has asked me this:
>> "Would you mind rescanning the article to at least 300 dpi
>(I know you
>> will have to do at least two parts but as long as the two parts are
>> parallel then I can match up the two parts to make one large
>> send it off to get printed out in more or less the original size."
>> I have 3 questions: (1) would it work if I enlarged the newspaper
>> article to cover two pages and scanned it through the Xerox
>> scanner I use (no idea of its specifications), or (2) is there anyone
>> out there who can suggest a professional place or would be
>able to do it
>> with their scanning equipment, or (3) should I forgot about
>> and simply mail him a photocopy?
>> Thanks for any suggestions,
>> Ann Williams
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