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Offline mike175

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Re: Advice on scanning old documents
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 04 June 08 14:15 BST (UK) »
Just another point to bear in mind . . . I always save the original scan as an uncompressed .tif file.  If you re-save a .jpg a couple of times, especially using compression, it will rapidly deteriorate.  This seems especially noticeable with handwritten documents.

Mike.

PS. I have a few greyscale scans from my early experiments, and constantly regret not scanning in colour . . . especially since the originals have now been returned to their owner. If space is not a problem, I would always use colour.
Baskervill - Devon, Foss - Hants, Gentry - Essex, Metherell - Devon, Partridge - Essex/London, Press - Norfolk/London, Stone - Surrey/Sussex, Stuttle - Essex/London, Wheate - Middlesex/Essex/Coventry/Oxfordshire/Staffs, Gibson - Essex, Wyatt - Essex/Kent

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