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2016 Top Tips On Scanning For Photo Restoration

Here are some great tips on scanning for photo restoration!

Unfortunately no amount of retouching can make up for a poor scan. Most scanning software will allow you to choose the type of image to be scanned whether it is a photo,

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The Top 10 Tips for Scanning Photos

  1. I know the cheap ones are tempting, but plan to spend more than $100 on a new scanner. You truly do get what you pay for.
  1. If you have a lot of 35mm film or slides to scan don’t expect great results from a flatbed scanner.

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How to Scan a Photo for Restoration

First, check your photos for dirt, lint, or smudges. Gently remove surface dust and dirt with a soft brush or lint-free photo wipe. Also check the scanner glass for lint, hair, fingerprints, or smudges. Use a lint-free pad or wipe to thoroughly clean the glass (household glass cleaner or anything that’s sold for cleaning camera lenses will work for your scanner).

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Breathtaking Photo Restoration Begins With the Scanner

Before any digital restoration can be performed, the original photo (or film negative) needs to be scanned. This step is critical, since it ultimately determines the quality of your restored photo.

  • The Scanner:
    Needless to say, try and use the best scanning equipment and software possible!

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Calculate the Best Resolution to Scan Your Photos for Photo Restoration

Calculate the best resolution to scan your photos for photo restoration. The size you can print your final scanned or restored  photo is determined by the quality and resolution of your original scan. Use the calculator below to determine the correct resolution to scan your photo.

SCANNING GUIDE AND CALCULATOR

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Enter dimensions of the original image.

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