Scanning negatives/photos with Epson 1660

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Bearcat, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. Bearcat

    Bearcat Guest

    I want to know the best way to go about scanning negatives and photos
    with an Epson Perfection 1660 Photo scanner, so that at a later date I
    can:

    1. Archive them to CDR or DVD-R
    2. Print them onto photo paper
    3. Make a Photo CD

    Also I have a few programs to chose from to do the actual scanning,
    see below, but which is best?

    I like the Epson Smart Panel software because it has numerous options
    for scanning and saving both photos and negatives, such as scan to
    P.I.M. file, gif, tiff, bmp, 24bit and 48bit etc, but what format and
    resolution should I chose to save the scanned images.

    I also like the fact that Epson Smart Panel can preview up 6 frames of
    a negative at a time and gives you the option to scan and save one or
    more of them. Is there any other software that can do this that would
    give better results?

    I look forward to your advice.

    Bearcat.

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    My system consists of:

    Hardware
    ***********
    Windows XP Pro OS
    AMD Athlon 2200 CPU
    160GB hard drive space
    1GB DDR memory
    Epson Perfection 1660 Photo scanner
    CDR/W writer
    DVD-R/W writer
    Epson Stylus Photo 895 printer

    Software
    **********
    Epson Smart Panel
    Adobe Photoshop 7
    Adobe Photo Album
    VueScan
    Silverfast
    ArcSoft Photo Impression 4
    Paintshop Pro 8
     
    Bearcat, Aug 3, 2003
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