The difference between scanners


Link Posted 17/02/2012 - 19:40
Following on from old slides I will show the difference a reasonable scanner makes.

I'll add more as I go:

tyronet2000's scan

My scan: 7200dpi, 8 passes.

I think it shows there is a difference. But bear in mind that I have a very fast PC and this scan took over 30 minutes.

Just for info, the original TIFF for this slide was 10.008 x 6,609 pixels, so effectively a full-frame 66MP picture!
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Last Edited by greynolds999 on 17/02/2012 - 19:49


Link Posted 17/02/2012 - 20:57
That is a big difference in IQ
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Link Posted 17/02/2012 - 21:47
Very impressive and definitely shows that it is worth having a decent scanner.

It also demonstrates that it is worth being very selective about what you scan, unless you have a lot of time on your hands

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Link Posted 17/02/2012 - 22:40
To say I am amazed at the difference wouldn't cover it. I don't remember it looking that good through the projector
Wonder if I can borrow a scanner from somewhere As Hyram says I'd have to be very selective in what gets scanned. Or I could go back and re-take the shot, think the mountain will still be there.



Link Posted 20/02/2012 - 18:59
Yes, very impressive difference there.
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