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Old Jul 13, 2003, 3:10 PM   #1
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Default How to Scan

A digital image it is very handy to edit and to add special effects by using plugins & filters.

I want to Scan my 35mm negative film, if any body tell me which is better way to scan and what’s the resolution should be for scanning to get 20x24”and larger. Wether a film scanned image has the same print quality as that of directly printed image from the same film.
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Old Jul 13, 2003, 5:54 PM   #2
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You should be able to get good quality with a 2000 - 4000 dpi scan. BUT you may have to do your own PhotoShop work to make corrections such as colour balance. I'd also look at noise reduction software if the film scanner doesn't come with anything.

I think your picture sizes are a little bit ambitious - even for the 4000 dpi scanner which is Nikon's top end. I'm sure there is NASA stuff way above this resolution - but outside your price range! However, even a 35mm neg at this size will show grain, and at least you can explore software to clean up the image if it's in digital form. You will be working with BIG files, so high spec fast PC and lots of RAM needed - and don't under estimate how long the post processing might take. VOX
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