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Subject: Re: Scanning resolution?

If the photos are standard size then 300dpi is fine. If the photos are
smaller than standard or you want to enlarge them quite a bit I would scan
at 600dpi. You will be able to enlarge the photos significantly without


"Mogweed" wrote in message
> "John Inzer" wrote in message
> news:efv3KPOeGHA.3348@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Mogweed wrote:
>>> Sorry if this has been asked a zillion times before but I
>>> can't see an answer anywhere so here goes :o)
>>> I have some old photos from my last year at school (30
>>> years ago) that I want to put up on an online photo album
>>> place such as www.photobucket.com (or my Yahoo Photos or
>>> even my own website) so that people who are in the photos
>>> and now live overseas can view and print them out at
>>> their end. Given that I think most will want to print them, what
>>> resolution should I scan them into the computer at so
>>> that they get good quality prints at the far end?
>>> Cheers,
>>> Mogweed.
>> ==================================
>> Personally, I find that 300 dpi is adequate but
>> some people prefer 600 dpi or even more.
>> There is lots of good info on scanning at the
>> following website.
>> A Few Scanning Tips
>> http://www.scantips.com/
>> Here's one of the many articles:
>> Photographic Resolution - How much can we scan?
>> http://www.scantips.com/basics08.html
>> --
>> John Inzer
>> MS Picture It! MVP
>> Digital Image
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> Thanks very much John, much appreciated.
> Mogweed.


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