New Old Camera Film Questions

Started Dec 27, 2012 | Questions thread
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Steve Throndson
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Re: New Old Camera Film Questions
In reply to Dan Hudson, Jan 4, 2013


A rule of thumb for 'how much resolution do I need for a print' is 300 dpi.   Since your 35mm negatives are about 1" x 1.5", and you want to enlarge to 11"x14", you'll be enlarging about 11 times.  So you'll need to set your scanner resolution at 11 x 300 - or 3300 dpi.  (3200 would be fine)   For a bigger print, you'll need more - to print 16x20, you'll be enlarging the negative 16x, so 16x300 = 4800 dpi.

Hope this helps, and is not too confusing.

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