scanning negatives at what size file and what resolution?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Louise, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Louise

    Louise Guest

    I have about 25 negatives taken with a good Nikon several years ago. I
    would like to have them professionally scanned so that I can work on
    them in Photoshop and eventually, perhaps, print some of them - 8x10,
    maybe 12x14 or something along those lines would be the largest I would
    want to print.

    What would be the optimal file size and dpi for these scans?

    Also, I'm in Manhattan. The only "good" photo lab I'm familiar with is
    Duggal. Any other suggestions?


    Louise, Jun 23, 2005
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  2. Louise

    Martin Brown Guest

    You could probably get away with 6-8Mpixel scans for this. 2000dpi or
    thereabouts. Though if you are having them scanned I would choose the
    highest resolution offered by the service if the price was right since
    25 shots on a 650MB CD would allow a very generous saved image size.

    Martin Brown
    Martin Brown, Jun 23, 2005
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  3. Louise

    TAFKAB Guest

    Get them scanned at the maximum resolution available. Post processing is
    always easier when you have more pixels to work with, and you can always
    downsize if necessary.
    TAFKAB, Jun 23, 2005
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