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August 29th, 2011 | By: Karen Saunders

What to Consider When Buying a Desktop Scanner?

In this digital age most photos are created as electronic jpg files inside our cameras, but sometimes we need to scan old photos, drawings or paintings as digital images for projects. Currently we are designing the cover and interior or a biographical book. Many of the old photos we plan to use in the book were taken decades before the invention of the digital camera. I would like to share some basic information about scanners so you know what to consider when buying a desktop scanner. Some of our clients prefer to scan the old photos and give us the…

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December 31st, 2008 | By: Karen Saunders

How to Scan Photos at the Correct Resolution

Here’s how to scan photos to get the best resolution from your desktop scanner. First, I’ll explain some of the basics and terminology and then I’ll provide a handy table for reference at the end of this post. Halftones and Lines per Inch (LPI) In graphics arts terminology, a photograph from your camera is called a “continuous tone” image. Printing presses require a continuous tone image to be converted into a “halftone.” A halftone is created by placing a “screen” made of thousands of dots on the photo and taking a “picture” of it. Nowadays, this screening process happens using computer…

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