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Offline alane

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Scanning Newspaper photos
« on: December 07, 2007, 12:36:43 PM »
I have been asked by a colleague if I can produce a copy of a photo from a newspaper from the 1950's any got any tips on scanning and photoshoping a print from a newspaper ? I am guessing because of the print methods and quality of pictures in newspapers it is going to be difficult to get a decent digital print.

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Re: Scanning Newspaper photos
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 01:45:12 PM »
Alane- nope it is not really difficult! Scan it as a colour photo (doesn't matter whether it is black and white or something else)- turn sharpening in your scanner software OFF and then work on it in Photoshop. Adjust the scanner resolution to the output resolution/ size required (and yes before somebody comments there are various schools of thoughts- some say scan as big as possible and then make it smaller in Photoshop- I dunnot entirely agree! But that's a different discussion what file sizes are best to work on in Photoshop and how to resize/resample...)
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Re: Scanning Newspaper photos
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 04:49:42 PM »
My Canon scanner has a "descreen" feature and it worlks well.
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