How to Set Your Scanner Before You Restore Old Photos


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Setting your scanner

There are certain settings that should be the minimum for scanning photos when archiving your photographs digitally, or for digital photo restoration. If you're making an archival copy of your photographs to capture them in their current state of decay for future preservation, you should get the best possible image in the highest resolution you can manage. Resolution is referred to as either DPI or PPI. DPI or Dots Per Inch refers to the printer and print resolution, or how many dots of ink is printed per inch.

PPI or Pixels Per Inch refers to how many actual pixels are present per inch. This is directly related to scanning. If you scan an image as 72 PPI, the traditional standard for the web, the image will have 72 pixels in each inch of the, let's say, 4x5 image. If you scan at 600 PPI, there will be 600 pixels per inch in the same size image. Obviously, the higher resolution will be clearer, sharper, and easier to enlarge.

Although some scanners scan up to 9600 pixels per inch o...

Setting your scanner
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Setting your scanner 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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