Are you not sure what scanner you should buy, or how to use the one you have?
Have you tried to figure out "Digital ICE" and you're still getting lousy scans?
Does all the technical stuff like DPI, Resolution, PPI, Dimension make your head spin?
Do you want to learn how to properly scan and edit your slides so that your parent's 65 year old slides look brand new on your HDTV or computer?
Do You Need The Most Expensive Scanner To Get Better Slide Scans?
No. In this slide scanning guide, I'm using a simple $200 scanner to prove my point. Here's why a simple $200 scanner (or the scanner you already have) is good enough...
Why You Don't Need An Expensive Scanner To Scan Slides
What's The Best Resolution / DPI When Scanning Slides
If you use 4000 DPI, you'll be safe. But the more you learn about resolution, the more control you have with what you do with the digital images. Here's how to understand resolution...
Properly Clean Your Slides BEFORE Scanning
This small little tip will help you tons in the long run. Cleaning your slides before you load them on the scanner, will eliminate most of the dust. Here's how...
Change Your Scanner's JPEG Settings So You Don't Get Low Quality Slide Scans
When you save your slide scan as a JPEG, it will be "compressed" at a high setting. This gives you a small file size. But a small file size means less detail, and lower quality. Here's how to fix this...
Load Your Slides Correctly So You Don't Scan Them Backwards
Not sure what side you should scan your slide? Here's how to do this correctly...
How To Edit Your Slide Scans
-- Expert Step-By-Step Tips
1. Get A Natural Slide Scan So You Don't Lose Detail
A "natural" slide scan means you're not going to use any of the scan enhancement features that came with your scanner. The moment you press the Dust Removal button, you're going to lose detail. All you want is a natural slide scan, scanned at 4000 DPI, that you'll fix later. Here's a step-by-step...
2. Avoid Using Your Scanner To Edit Your Slide Scans
The number one reason you're not getting quality slide scans is because you're relying on the scanner to edit your slide scans. Yes, Digital Ice, Color Fix, etc., makes it easy. But it's a quick fix. To get real quality, you'll need software DESIGNED to fix digital images. Avoid using your scanner's software, and use these instead...
3. How To Fix Your Slide Scans Using Image Editing Software
In this article, you'll learn how to edit your natural slide scan so it looks brand new. Again, you don't have to be in graphic design. I'll show you, step-by-step on how to do this properly.
Still Frustrated With Your Slide Scanning Project? How To Get Help Right Now...
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