Determining your equipment needs


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Determining your equipment needs

There are few tools you might need to get started. If you have framed or delicate pictures, you might need a camera. Otherwise, you'll need a scanner. For negatives or slides, you'll need a scanner with a transparency adapter, which I'll be going over in a later video. So let's talk about scanners. Scanners come in many shapes, sizes, types, and price ranges. The difficult part is deciding, which scanner will do the best job for you. If you just need a scanner to digitize your family photo collection, you need to be able to capture a very good high-resolution image.

An inexpensive scanner that adds unwanted lines or graininess to an image won't preserve a high enough quality copy and will only add more work to a restoration. Use a flatbed scanner. It's the safest for your photos, especially the older ones. Look for a scanner with a dedicated transparency adapter, if you have any film at all. Most of these are only for standard sizes, but there are some workarounds,...

Determining your equipment needs
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Determining your equipment needs provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

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