Scanning paper photos 2400dpi v 4800dpi.

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Daniel Bliss Senior Member • Posts: 1,854
Re: Scanning paper photos 2400dpi v 4800dpi.

It matters with film, not so much with prints.

But even with film, a lot comes down to the quality of the scanner; Nikon's discontinued series of 4000dpi film scanners simply stomps on most of the competition including both film scanners and flatbed scanners with transparency attachments that advertise much higher resolution.  Basically, the Nikon scanners have better optics, better lenses.

For prints, I'd just run the scan at 600dpi and enjoy the result.  Getting the color balance right is going to be more of a challenge than getting it appropriately sharp.

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