[SATLUG] OT - photo scanning services

Jonathan Hull masterr at gmail.com
Fri May 30 13:44:48 CDT 2008

If file size and cost are not an issue to you go with the highest they
offer. Better to scan them good now than to rescan them in a few years
later after they start to fade.


On 5/30/08, Mark McCoy <mark at mccoyfam.net> wrote:
> Hey all,
>  Just a quick (non-computer) question.  Has anyone on the list used a photo
>  scanning service recently?  I have a few hundred photos that I would like
>  scanned, and I wanted to see if anyone could recommend a professional
>  service (preferably a local one).
>  Also, these are standard 4x6 prints taken over the last 20 years, what would
>  be a good resolution to scan them as?  I have seen several services online
>  offering 300, 400, and even 600 dpi (for increasing costs), but I wonder
>  which would be the best resolution.  I do intend to have some of these
>  reprinted eventually (a physical photo album is still nice to have), and I
>  want to ensure that they will still look nice after reprinting.  My scanner
>  is OK, but I don't want to sit for a week scanning pictures unless I have
>  to  :) , only to find out that I didn't scan them at a high enough
>  resolution.
>  TIA,
>  Mark
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