Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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is an activity performed by a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Common examples found in offices are variations of the desktop (or flatbed) scanner where the document is placed on a glass window.

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How to restore as much detail as possible to a scanned image of an inkjet-printed page?

I have a photograph printed with an inkjet printer on a piece of paper. Unfortunately, I do not have access to the original file. Here's a small sample of what I'm stuck with: Is there any way to ...
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Scanning - Why use a reduced bit depth?

I'm watching a Lynda.com course named "Scanning Techniques for Photography, Art, and Design" (https://www.lynda.com/Design-Digital-Illustration-tutorials/Scanning-Techniques-for-Photography-Art-and-...
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Best practices for scanning chromogenic black-and-white film?

Lately, I have been experimenting with chromogenic black-and-white film. However, I have had some trouble scanning the negatives. With colour film, scanning seems to work fine with the standard ...
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Digitizing BW artwork at highest possible resolution

I have an artwork - black ink on paper (a4 size), with a lot of details, thin lines. The quality of the artwork is good. I have a cheap scanner and a cheap camera. With the scanner results are very ...
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Strange sharpening effect in B/W negative scan

I am scanning several rolls of B/W film and have noticed that a small number of shots have some sort of strange sharpening/edge detection behaviour which looks awful. The example below is from Ilford ...
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Green Fog in Negative Scan

Can anyone explain what is wrong with this negative scan? There seems to be some green haze in my scans. At first I thought the green tint was just from the lab not color correcting the scans ...
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How to invert color negative “scan” via DSLR without clipping the red channel?

I am trying to convert color negatives into positives and struggling with removing the orange mask and getting usable colour after inverting. It seems that I constantly clip the red channel no ...
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What performance differences will I see from a new film scanner, replacing Epson V350?

Recently I started doing analog photography again (as hobby), owning a Canon EOS 1N, 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, developing all films by myself in C41 with focus on cross processing. Since I'm owning an Epson ...
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How can I scan double-sided postcards that cannot bend?

Note to editor: sorry about my horrible English but you took out parts of my question too. The scanner can not have rollers. I am trying to take scans, also known as photos, of post cards. I figure ...
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Scanning old colour slides [closed]

I have some 40-year old colour slides which look fine to the naked eye but when I try to scan them on to a memory card, they look like film negatives with hardly any colour. Are they completely ...
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What is the best way to digitize old photographs for preservation?

What is the best way to digitize old photographs? I scanned some of them and there was a reduction in quality due to the scanning process. I also have some photos where scanning is impossible - the ...
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At what resolution and size should I scan colour slides?

We have a collection of 50,000 colour slides in our library. In order to scan these, we have bought an Epson V 800 Scanner with Silver Fast 800 software. What resolution and size should I be scanning ...
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Epson 2450 scanner not scanning transparencies on Mac Book Pro

I have a mac book pro and Epson 2450 scanner. The latter is scanning flatbed scans absolutely fine, but when I try to scan negatives and a positive slide the scan preview is coming up mainly white ...
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Scanner for uncut medium format film?

I have a couple rolls of medium format slide film from my holga. I was playing with the thing, shooting images without worrying about the frames. So, the whole film is one series of overlapping images ...
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How to cut medium format film for scanning and archival storing

I shoot both 6x6 and 6x7 formats. There are no problems with 6x6 - I cut it as 3,3,3,3 frame pieces to fill a 4-row sleeve and have no problem scanning them in my Nikon 9000. However, if I cut 6x7 ...
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Scan film or slides using Ubuntu [closed]

I own a Epson V330 photoscanner which seems to be quite well supported by Ubuntu but I cannot find any (open source or at least free) software capable to scan multiple slides or photos from a film in ...
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Digitizing old photos flatbed scanner or dslr?

After plenty of research I realised that flatbed scanners lose the battle to dslr when it comes to scanning negatives as seen in the picture: But what about old basic paper photos? Will an average ...
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Are there advantages to scanning film for prints aside from increased control over the image?

Say I have a negative and wish to make a large print out of it. I have two options: Wet print straight from the negative Scan & dry print In terms of editing, I realise the latter allows more ...
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What caused this pattern of lines (moire?) in this picture I scanned from a book?

I have scanned this photo from a book that's printed with color ink, but the picture is a black and white one. When I scanned it with Vuescan as a color photograph I get vertical lines like I think ...
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Process Silverfast color raw scans in Lightroom

In SilverFast there are two main scan modes. One called raw which export a DNG file and one TIFF. In the DNG format I need to invert as part of the post process in Lightroom. Or I can go for TIFF ...
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Extracting images from scanned image

I scanned a few hundret photos from old photo albums. To make this more efficient i scanned multiple images simultaneously. This looks now like this: Is there anothere efficient way to extract ...
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Should I save scanned images of 35mm slides from a Nikon scanner in JPEG or Tiff?

I am scanning 35mm color slides, some 50 years old, with a Nikon scanner. Should I save the scanned image in jpeg or tiff format for saving on archival CDs?
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Is there a medium format film scanner that has an automatic feed?

I have a huge stack of old medium format negatives, I want to somewhat automate the scan (there are 1000 or so!) I'm wondering if there are any medium format scanners have some sort or automated feed.
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Why do my scanned images have lines across them?

As you can see in the example, my scanned images have horizontal and vertical lines across them. They are very noticeable in dark areas of the image. The original print is a 4x6 matte finish print. ...
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Would scanning the same negative at different exposures give a better result?

For a while I have got developed and scanned my 35mm negatives by a lab/shop. The quality of the scans is not satisfying me (a lot of noise and images are not sharp). I was thinking of buying a film ...
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What is the cause of black bars on a photo of AMOLED display?

What is the cause of those black bars on the picture? Their orientation changes by moving the camera. The display is of a Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300), an AMOLED display, set to minimum brightness, ...
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How to remove white spots from a scanned picture?

I have a photo and I scanned it, but the scanned version introduced a lot of white spots on the image. I think the problem is the type of paper of the photo, which is not smooth a bit rough. There's ...
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What to label digital prints made from scanned negatives in an exhibit?

I have my first exhibit coming up but I am not sure about how to properly label my photographs. All the pictures were taken with 35 mm film, then the negatives were scanned and the images were ...
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How to sync EXIF data and date information from iPhoto to Flickr

I've recently started a process of scanning old photo albums. I had settled into a nice workflow scanning a few images at a time and using iPhoto to add descriptions and change the dates, thinking ...
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How do I scan old negatives that have black dividing lines versus the clear lines on the newer negatives?

I'm scanning a lot of old negatives but have now hit a batch of 30+ year old negatives that won't scan after the first cell. The others on the strip are scanned with pieces of adjoining cells. Upon ...
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Cheapest camera possible to use for “scanning” slides using a projector and a camera

I've recently decided that my parents would love to have their slide collection in digital format, because being on slides means they are never looked at- most are older than I am, yet I don't think I'...
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Officejet Pro 8600 Plus or Epson Perfection 1650 for Photo Scanning?

I have an old Epson Perfection 1650 scanner and a new HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus printer with attached scanner. The Epson scanner is 10 years old, is 1600 dpi and is intended as a photo scanner. The ...
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What's the best way to scan in hundreds of pictures?

I have thousands of old pictures which were sitting in a photo album. Unfortunately, instead of the photo album protecting the pictures, the plastic coverings yellowed, and the pictures themselves had ...
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What are the differences between Epson v330/300 and Epson v500 scanners?

I'm trying to decide between Epson's v330 (or 300) and v500 scanners. The v500 is clearly a higher spec scanner, but I don't think I need all the features. v300 goes for around £80. The v500 is £130....
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Is there a software to automatically crop a scan of multiple images?

I want to digitize my old family albums using a scanner and there are lots of photos in them. Thus far, my method has been to scan 4 images at a time and then manually cropping them in a simple editor ...
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How to automatically crop white space from multiple images? [duplicate]

I have recently scanned a bunch of old photo prints to digital for a slide show but all of them have a bunch of white space around them like this: /\ ...
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Using sheetfed scanner to scan photo prints and postcards

I inherited thousands of photographs (negatives + prints) and postcards. My plan is to select from each film the photos I want to keep and feed them to a sheetfed scanner. This prevents me from using ...
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Are there any method for automatically detecting dust on silver halide based film?

I'm looking for a technique that allows me to scan silver halide based film while the scanner automatically detects dust. unfortunately using a scanner featuring Digital ICE technology to ...
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How can I remove color cast created by a defective scanner?

I scanned my photo using an HP Scanjet scanner, but scanner CCD sensor has a problem and the result is a scanned image as below: As you can see in the image, there is additional color cast. Is it ...
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Large red stripes in negative scan

I am using a HP G4050 Negative Scanner to scan some of my negatives and suddenly I started to get these strange type of blots, all my scanning are getting all blurred in red, already tried to change ...
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When scanning a printed photo, the resulting file is of less quality or resolution than the original?

In other words, can a photograph (or any other printed image) be scanned and the output yield a file that can be used to print a copy with the same resolution/sharpness as the scanned material?
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Why aren't the 35mm film scans I got back from a lab at a 3:2 aspect ratio?

I let my film get developed and scanned at a Fuji Lab in Japan and always receive a DVD with images of 4336x3036 pixel resolution, which is an aspect ratio of about 1.428194:1. I always thought 35mm ...
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What's the best way to remove discolouration of scanned photographs?

I'm got a batch of printed photos which I am scanning to store a digital copy of and possibly enlarge them for printing. I've scanned them at the maximum quality (600DPI) and saved it with the least ...
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What is the source of this banding in scans of B/W photographs?

I digitize B/W photos using an old CanoScan FB630U scanner and VueScan under Mac OS X. I scan these photos as 600 dpi tiff files. Some files show a longitudinal banding (in the same direction as the ...
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Is it better to scan negatives or prints?

I've been wondering this for awhile now. Is it better to scan a 35mm negative, or a larger print from the negative? Which will provide a better scan? Does this change when moving to a larger film, ...
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How to “scan” oversized documents with DSLR?

I tried a variety of search terms and came up empty, so here we go! I want to digitize a collection of maps. All I have at home is a dinky A4 scanner. There are no oversize scanners to be found in my ...
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How to use a Kodak Gray Scale to color-proof image scans?

I am familiar with the usage of a (Kodak) Gray Scale card when photographing, e.g. to get a color-proof replica of a painting. Now, I'd like to use such a card to ensure my scans are color-proof. At ...
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Can I get sharper 35mm negative scan with a CanoScan 8800f flat-bed scanner?

I have recently bought a CanoScan 8800f scanner for digitizing my 35mm negative. On the software side, I'm using VueScan and GIMP running on Ubuntu LTS. However by comparing my scans with the ones I'...
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What is a “color film copy transparency”?

Library of Congress usually has different versions of digitized works. see this example What is "color film copy transparency"? and what is its different with "digital file from original"?
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What are the optimal settings for scanning photos?

I would like digitalize all my photos and I bought the Canon CanoScan 9000F. I have no problem of space and hence want to scan the photos with the highest possible quality. For a printed photo, is ...