Too much resolution?

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Perico de los Palotes, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Hello, group

    I am scanning 35 mmm negatives. I am using a relatively high resolution
    (2880 dpi), with a Nikkon Coolscan V. Many of the pictures show with little
    dots, especially the dark zones. Is there such a thing as too much

    I plan to print up to 8 x 10" photos, my printer is a Canon i900, which has
    a printer resolution of "up to 4800 x 1200 dpi", per the specs. Is there an
    optimal scanning resolution for this print size and resolution?

    Thanks in advance,

    Perico de los Palotes, Jun 19, 2006
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  2. Hi, and thanks for your response.

    It is not dirt or dust. It is more like graininess in the scan: instead of
    a smooth black (or dark) color I get lots of small bright dots interspersed
    in the picture, mostly in shadowed areas.

    I don't see anyone posting attachments in this group, is it against the
    rules I suppose? Is there a newsgroup where I can upload a sample?

    Perico de los Palotes, Jun 19, 2006
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