RE: scanning prints larger than ISO A4 size

From: Eric Neilsen ^lt;>
Date: 03/08/05-08:59:19 AM Z
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If you try this route, make sure you have plenty of memory. I tried this
approach on some quick photos cans and my laptop. Poor little laptop has
plenty of process, but choked on the file size.

Eric Neilsen Photography
4101 Commerce Street
Suite 9
Dallas, TX 75226
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> Subject: Re: scanning prints larger than ISO A4 size
> I think Jack is right about doing 4x5 digital back captures of your
> prints for best quality. If that's not in the cards, you might try doing
> it on a shoestring. Scan the print in sections with your flatbed
> (allowing 25-30 percent overlap between scans) and let Photohsop CS do
> the stitching via File>Automate>Photomerge. Currently, you're limited to
> stitching 8-bit images in CS but if you have all the tones where you want
> them in the prints, you probably won't be doing that much post-processing
> anyway so 8 bits should be fine. Retouching for dust isn't bit depth
> sensitive.
> Good luck with your prints!
> Dan
> >> As a former signal processor (I think I still am, I just don't use it
> >> on daily basis any more) I think someone must've automated this
> >> procedure... no?
> >As I sit here and think, perhaps the two halves might be knitted
> >together through QuickTime VR
> >which is a program to join consecutively photographed pieces to form a
> >panorama.
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Received on Tue Mar 8 08:59:29 2005

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