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Old February 19th 06, 04:11 AM posted to rec.photo.digital.point+shoot
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Hi,

Does anybody understand why when one scans photos off an Epson 1200
Perfection (not accurate I think) scanner the results are slightly less
sharp than looking at the photo itself.

I wonder if it's something to do with older scanner technology (it's a 5
year old scanner at least) or just a reality of scanning photos with
consumer scanners. I assume that $1000 scanners used by ad agencies
don't have this problem.

If this is the wrong group to posts this to, does anybody know of a
newsgroup that would be able to help?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Patrick
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Old February 19th 06, 07:02 AM posted to rec.photo.digital.point+shoot
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"Patrick Briggs" wrote in message
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Hi,

Does anybody understand why when one scans photos off an Epson 1200
Perfection (not accurate I think) scanner the results are slightly less
sharp than looking at the photo itself.

I wonder if it's something to do with older scanner technology (it's a 5
year old scanner at least) or just a reality of scanning photos with
consumer scanners. I assume that $1000 scanners used by ad agencies don't
have this problem.

If this is the wrong group to posts this to, does anybody know of a
newsgroup that would be able to help?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Patrick


What resolution setting are you using?


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Old February 19th 06, 08:41 AM posted to rec.photo.digital.point+shoot
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Patrick Briggs wrote:
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If this is the wrong group to posts this to, does anybody know of a
newsgroup that would be able to help?


It is not the correct group - you could try:

rec.photo.digital

David


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Old February 19th 06, 11:04 AM posted to rec.photo.digital.point+shoot
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David J Taylor wrote:

Patrick Briggs wrote:
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If this is the wrong group to posts this to, does anybody know of a
newsgroup that would be able to help?


It is not the correct group - you could try:

rec.photo.digital

David


There are some specific scanner groups such as
alt.comp.periphs.scanner and
comp.periphs.scanners (not the same group!)


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