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35mm slides to scans


Spring Hill, US
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Umbanikon Registered since 09th Jul 2004
Fri 06-Jul-12 09:53 AM

I am one of the "old dudes" still shooting velvia, and am in the process of building a web page.

I have Photoshop Elements 10 loaded on my computer.

First, I have found a lab in California that will scan my slides at what they call an enhanced scan of 3339x5035 pixels, which they say will open as a 48mb jpeg file.

1) Can that file be transferred to my web page without enhancement through Photoshop? or, will I need to post process the scan?

2) A large print lab in California says that the scan must have NO SHARPENING whatsoever...they say that will be done by them during the file setup. Being new to the digital workflow, I don't understand why they insist that the scan not be sharpened.

3) How large a high quality print can be made from that 48mb jpeg file?

Hope this is in the correct forum.

Thanks for your help.

Len Foster

"Seize the Light"

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