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Offline Katharine F

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Scanning a tiny photo
« on: Sunday 23 October 16 22:15 BST (UK) »
I have found a very tiny photo which must date from around 1920. It is approximately 3cm x 2 1/2cm.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to best resolution for scanning it to print.

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Re: Scanning a tiny photo
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 October 16 22:25 BST (UK) »
The higher the better, 300dpi or larger if you can.  The better your scan the larger and better quality print you will be able to produce  ;)

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Re: Scanning a tiny photo
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 23 October 16 22:43 BST (UK) »
The higher the better, 300dpi or larger if you can.  The better your scan the larger and better quality print you will be able to produce  ;)

Sarah

Whern scanning go for the highest resolution your scanner will allow.  You can always reduce the resolution later if the file is too large.

Modern scanners will usually allow you to choose the resolution, but you might have more choice (and so get better results) using software on your computer).

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Re: Scanning a tiny photo
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 23 October 16 23:16 BST (UK) »
For a photo that small I would recommend you scan it at least 1200dpi or even higher if your scanner allows.
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Re: Scanning a tiny photo
« Reply #4 on: Monday 24 October 16 11:17 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your advice, I have a new printer and after checking have discovered it scans at a higher resolution than my old one, so am now just going to see what happens with the tiny photo.

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Re: Scanning a tiny photo
« Reply #5 on: Monday 24 October 16 12:49 BST (UK) »
Scanned the tiny photo at 1200dpi, tidied it up a little with Photoshop and it is perfect. Not pixelated at all and have now printed a great 6" x 4" photo.  :)
So thanks again for tips.

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Re: Scanning a tiny photo
« Reply #6 on: Monday 24 October 16 13:22 BST (UK) »
Great result Katherine, Well Done  :D
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Re: Scanning a tiny photo
« Reply #7 on: Monday 24 October 16 16:30 BST (UK) »
It's always good to hear of successes.  Nice job, Katharine.  :)
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