Scanning & Re-Sizing Pics in Photoshop 7

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Sens Fan Happy In Ohio, May 28, 2005.

  1. I have two pics taken back in '95 and '99 with a 35mm camera that I need to
    get scanned and have their output sizes increased. Each print is currently
    3½ x 5 and I want one print to increase to 4x6 and the other to 8x10. What
    is the best way to go about doing this using an HP scanner capable of
    1200x1200 scans so that the photos will look their best for framing? I am
    not sure if I have the negatives and really don't want to invest the $s
    getting them done this way unless its just not possible or will look bad in
    the final output.

    Both pics are of a deceased child, one for a collage of him and our other
    kids. The second pic is for hanging on a wall to help us remember him. Any
    help would be greatly appreciated!


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    Sens Fan Happy In Ohio, May 28, 2005
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    Caitlin Guest

    Prints do not contain any data beyond about 300dpi, so scanning at a higher
    resolution is not going to increase the image quality a great deal, though
    for enlarging and editing up to twice this is fine, beyond that you are just
    making a big file needlessly.

    A 3½ x 5 is very unlikely to look any good blown up to 8x10. Using a USM
    filter can help somewhat though. One option is you could create an artistic
    effect to mask the low resolution/blur (using painting effects) This can
    look quite nice for a portrait. Also, you can get negs scanned for a fairly
    small cost if you can find it. Your scanner does not have a slide/neg
    scanning option?
    Caitlin, May 28, 2005
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    with pen, but the writing was small, so next used sidewalk chalk, but the
    rain washed it away, and then switched to spray paint and stencils but the
    cans exploded, so placed fingers to keyboard for this:
    Unfortunately the only attachment for the scanner says it's for slides, not
    negatives. So the best suggestion for the 8x10 is to have them
    professionally done with the negs. Thanks! That helps. I'm going to at
    least do the 3½x5 up to a 4x6 so I can get one project finished.
    Sens Fan Happy In Ohio, May 28, 2005
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    Jan Guest

    Scan at the highest resolution you can. (Photographic prints are much
    sharper than 300dpi - I've made excellent blow up prints from even
    contact sheets...)

    Jan, May 28, 2005
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