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RE: filmscanners: Best scanner software

Thanks Andy, but I would take different approach.
I would scan at the best resolution and quality I can given particular
hardware I have, print at home using quality inkjets (kind of Epson 1270 or
even 2000p) up to A4 or slightly bigger (let's say up to 35x28 cm), or
approach professional lab providing them with my scans capable of optical
printing of high-quality A3 formats.
This way, I probably cannot count of relatively low resolution of home

Assuming that hit rate for such big enlargements usually is quite low (at
least mine -
have probably 4-5 slides out of 24 rolls which would worth blowing up to A3
and proudly hanging on the wall) pricing of pro lab for such kind of work
wouldn't be issue.

Regards, Alex

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Alan Tyson
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 03:05
To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Best scanner software

> BTW, do you think 2800-2900 dpi is good enough for quality
A3 sized print
> (about 260-270 dpi
> and that size)

Yes, if it's an inkjet print, because the printer resolution
is less than this (approx 200dpi sent to the printer). But
remember you may wish to crop a frame, and still print at
A3, so you might need more pixels.

OTOH, it depends on what you mean by 'quality A3'.

If you mean something against which, after cropping and
printing with less than 200ppi, keen amateur photographers
will press their noses and loupes and be hypercritical, the
answer is "no".

If you mean something that will impress less critical
friends and relations when hung over the fireplace and
viewed from several metres away, you can go much bigger than
A3 (at least A2) with 2700 ppi and still have satisfied

Regards, good luck, and have lots of fun,

Alan T

----- Original Message -----
From: Alex Z <alexz@zoran.co.il>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 7:38 PM
Subject: RE: filmscanners: Best scanner software


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