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Scanning all over again September 20, 2014

Posted by Mike C. in Personal, Photography.

You may remember that I scanned pictures from multiple photo albums in December 2008 and January 2009. You may also remember that I filled the gaps last summer when I scanned albums I hadn’t scanned originally, in addition to pictures in a bin. I scanned with a higher quality scanner at a higher DPI (dots per inch) setting than the original scans. And last month, I completed the gap-filling when I scanned pictures that were in a drawer in the guest room.

Filling those gaps made me dissatisfied with the quality of those original scans –  the result of selecting “auto contrast,” “auto levels,” and “auto color” in Photoshop for most of them. So, I’ve begun the long, arduous process of rescanning many of those pictures.

This could take a few months, but I feel it has to be done. So far, I’ve scanned 250 pictures over two days. I have about 2,900 left. I’m going to take it slow, only scanning 100 pictures max per day for a few days a week. Wish me luck.



1. LoveandFlats - September 20, 2014

Good luck!

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