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Re: Scan or shoot photos

I hope we are not too far off the original topic!
Adding to Peter's comments below:  I always scan text or graphics at 1200 dpi
and then adust the results in Photoshop.  The contrast (threshhold) can be
adjusted, the image sharpened and any stray marks erased. The 'clean' image
then can be resized as necessary.


Peter D. Verheyen wrote:

> Other critical factors, especially in b/w (bitonal) will be the dpi and
> threshold, the point at which something becomes black or white. Remember in
> b/w scanning there is either one or the other. NO greys. Fiddle with the
> settings and use a high resolution 300+ dpi. You'll get great results.
> Peter
> At 02:08 PM 4/11/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >>        My experience is that scanning line drawings/black and white is
> >>usually LESS
> >>        successful than scanning color photos ....
> >>        and it matters NOT AT ALL whether you are using an old logitek B&W
> >>or the hottest, new flatbed.
> >>
> >I have found that scanning black and white line drawings works best if you
> >scan it using settings for a black and white photograph at a high
> >resolution...the scanner catches more of the nuances of the image, even
> >though, technically, it isn't the setting you're supposed to use.
> >
> >
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