I'm hoping someone may be able to offer me some quick advice.
I've been trying to find the ideal way to scan and save my prints and upload them to Flickr without it massacring them with bad compression. I'm not concerned about image size (I usually upload 500px-wide images so that Flickr doesn't resize them), but I am concerned about the sharpness, and clearness of my scans. I try to preserve the visible grain in my scans, but the compression tends to mash it all together and make it look pretty awful. This still proves to be a problem when I save my images at the highest quality of .jpg and even as a .png.
Anyone else struggled with this? Any ideas?