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Michael R 1974
06-30-2010, 11:23 AM
Any thoughts welcome.

Note these are not scans. They are digital photos of the original prints. The original prints are tack sharp obviously with far more detail, including highlight and shadow detail not evident in these files. I'm still struggling with how to properly "digitize" my prints for either web or CD etc. It's frustrating.

Michael R 1974
06-30-2010, 11:27 AM
Just looked at the attachments, and I guess if anyone is going to look at them, best to view them in "original size". When I look at them at the reduced size that automatically comes up in the small window that opens up, they look all crappy and pixelated. Geez I really need to figure out the electronics. Sorry about that.

06-30-2010, 01:58 PM
Almost any scanner can scan prints and do pretty good. Better would be scan the negative with something like an Epson 700. Best would something like a negative or slide only scanner like one of the Nikon's.

Michael R 1974
06-30-2010, 02:17 PM
The issue I have with scaning negatives is the prints require extensive darkroom manipulation. Scanning the negative means I have to start from scratch and create a fine print using software. As a darkroom practitioner, I have zero desire make my prints that way.

06-30-2010, 03:07 PM
I have an Epson factory refurbed, V500 flatbed scanner that I use to scan my negatives and prints and it does a good job. Less than $200.00 at the Epson store. The V700 is a nicer scanner but also more $$$. Hope it helps.

12-07-2010, 02:25 PM
Ignoring the technical aspects of the digitization for a moment (I often have to remind myself not to look at that solely but look at the actual photo).

The third one is my favourite and IMHO the strongest. I like how clean it is, simple lines, nice straight lines with a single diagonal shadow as contrast (both for being black and being on angle to oppose the straight).