skylineboy Posted January 15, 2014 Share Posted January 15, 2014 i own a large amount of 1970s-2001ish negs and older film formats etc. i have read the guidelines on alamy for these and follow them as best i can. i have an epson v700 and im happy with it thus far. i was wondering what the best DPI would be for 35mm, 6x6, 6x7 and 4x5". i have thus far been using less DPI for the larger formats, as it made sense to me that the larger the PHYSICAL size of the negative it would need less DPI, eg 4x5" are 2000DPI scans and according to irfanview when set to 300DPI this would give a print of 24 inches x 30. (as i was told that 300dpi is the standard magazine print resolution??) and the smaller 35mm i have scanned in at 4000DPI to get the detail out of the pysically smaller format. is this a good rule of thumb? larger pysical size of negs = less DPI needed or should i overhaul my methods. what do you guys scan in at for those formats listed above? also as i have a large amount of formats, does anyone use a third party company? ive used digiscan in the uk to get my first batch of images up for alamy, and their service was good and fast any alternatives? thanks dan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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