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Old 2008.09.02, 06:09 AM   #1
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I came across this pic in the image section and it was great, pose was great and everything, but it was so high quality... When I scan stuff from my pc it ends up looking like dog shit... but I have seen a couple high res photos around, just wondering how people do them.

If I was going to make an educated guess, I would say that to make HQ scans you need a great scanner and lots of disk space. I would assume the reason my scans look like shit, is because my scanner is shit.

Am I mistaken, is there some way for me to get the best out of my scanner, but I'm not doing it? Or do I just need a new scanner?

Another related but still offtopic question, how do people scan photobooks to put them on the internet? Do they destroy the book to make it? For example seperate the pages one by one (destroying the book), to get the best scans? How do those crazy guys do it?
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Old 2008.09.02, 06:12 AM   #2
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All my scans looked like shit too!! I kept messing about and through trial and error these settings gave the best (so far) results!


Document Type: Reflective
Document Source: Document Table
Auto Exposure Type: Photo
Image Type: 24-Bit Colour
Resolution: 400 dpi
Target Size: W2905 - H4000
Scale: 85%
Unsharp Mask: On
Descreening: On

this seems to be fine for my needs but I'm not sure how others would see it ?

as for photobooks ? I can only imagine having to tear them apart.

I think that Sakuran pic was a Blu-Ray screen grab rather than a scan ?

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I doubt that, its HD source capture since
Sakuran havent even seen the day light in BRD,
that photo is taken by
Mika Ninagawa the director of the movie, so its probably
an original raw image - promo shot or something like that,
which someone has got their hands on
or then its just a fine scan from some magazine/book.
*which it is more likely to be from the two options given*

And to jigenbakuda...ummm,
actually taking HQ scan aint that hard...but as i'm too
stupid to explain it to you..you see..language barrier you know.
I leave someone else a change to explain it to you in detail step by step.

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The first picture is a magazine scan, that an unidentified scanner did, second pic is mine... How could I make this better you think? I tried this with my old settings. Maybe I should try your settings bingo... But I never saw an option to change that stuff, maybe I didn't look hard enough.
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Look for a professional mode or a non automatic setting, that'll let you tweak stuff.
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Its meta data says it was pictured by Nikon D100.
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It seems that my scan did not show up... I changed the format to jpeg... I hope it shows up...
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Originally Posted by pariscombo View Post
Its meta data says it was pictured by Nikon D100.
OMFG you are the most epic person I have ever met online! God, you come from no where with beyond excellent posts! (not in reference to solely this post, but in general) Between you and glath is there nothing that can't be conquered? Now I have to look online to findout what metadata is...
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Originally Posted by jigenbakuda View Post
OMFG you are the most epic person I have ever met online! God, you come from no where with beyond excellent posts! (not in reference to solely this post, but in general) Between you and glath is there nothing that can't be conquered? Now I have to look online to findout what metadata is...
I don't know well about metadata too. If you have photoshop or some kind of photo viewer then you can see the meta data (or exif). At least my photo viewer provides the function and I think as are most photo viewers too.

And I don't think your scan is bad. Most of scans I've seen have those dim lines.
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It's a long time since I was scanning in a professional way (like, 10 years), but what I remember is you'll get different results based on what you scan. Like glossy magazine covers need other treatment (settings) than toilet paper-quality newspapers and so on. I guess there are some how to:s on the net for this, but yeah the price of your scanner probably also affect the outcome.
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