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From: Jeff Allen <>
Subject: [FreeHelp] Re: Freepages-Help-D Digest V02 #377
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 19:25:13 -0600
> Subject: [FreeHelp] Scanning Pictures
> Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 16:25:49 -0400
> Being new at this, I hope someone can offer advice on how I should scan old pictures to accomplish 2 things:
> 1. Create a master set of my old snapshots.
> 2. Make .jpg copies of them from the master set to use on my freepages site.
> I've never scanned pictures, have just bought Paint Shop Pro 7, & am a real beginner. I want to scan some old black and white snapshots from the 1950's and some color snapshots from the 1960's (getting faded). I'd like to scan them to create a master set to save, and from those scans make .jpg copies to put on my webpage.
> Should I scan all these snapshots in "color" (including both the black & white and the color ones) at 600ppi, save as .tif for a master set and then from the master set make .jpg compressed copies to put on my webpage? Some will need a little repair/enhancement. This seems to be what I can gather from the reading I've done -- including the idea of scanning black & white in the color mode. Think I'm becoming overwhelmed trying to grasp this by any more reading.
> A separate question is how do people decide whether to make enhancements/adjustments while actually scanning versus just scanning and later making enhancements with software? For me at the moment, I just want to scan first, adjust later. <G>
> Will have use of zip drive, CD burner, PSP7, and Microtek ScanMaker 4800.
> Thanks very much from a grateful beginner.
I use PSP and love it. Scan your black and white in grayscale or b&w mode. Scanning them as color only increases file size and screws up the scans. I scan at 150 dpi and that works fine. You won't see better results at a higher resolution, only larger, slow loading files.
You can save the original scans with the tif extension for the best resolution. PSP will do a batch conversion to the jpg extension so you don't have to do much work there.
I'm not sure how you want to use the photos on your site. Most have a page of thumbnails with a link to a full size photo for each thumbnail. Take a look at my site if you would like to see how I have done it. The opening page has one full size photo and the logo on top is a gif I created in PSP. My site is at:
The photographs section will show you the thumbnails and how they go to the full size picture.
Feel free to contact me for help with PSP or help on making thumbnails. Glad to help.
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