When should I adjust the resolution?

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Since the normal number of resolution in scanning a picture is 200. I just wanna ask in what situation should I adjust the resolution in scanning a pic? I'm asking this because I'm still an amateur in scanning pics. Tasukete kudasai. T_T

*Bot chii has been deleting some of my scanned pics because there are better scans of the same picture being submitted here in MT. I thought that maybe my scanning skills are lacking something since this is the frist time for me to do this.^^;*

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From what I understand of scanning, the higher the DPI, the better. I'm not an authority, but when I put together the cover for my first novel, the guidelines I went by was 300 DPI resolution. Also, I make a point to save every graphic as a PNG. PNG is a vector format and you won't get the distortions that JPG format has.

  • Sep 23, 2004
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don't put the dpi too high when it will make the picture all too big, i know this from experience when scanning pictures in to the computer, it put the DPI way to high and a jpg -picture went from a few kb to about ten mb

  • Sep 23, 2004

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Wow, new comers are telling me this. I should be embarrased. ^_^'
Thanks. XD

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u shouldn't be.

  • Sep 23, 2004

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Thanks paolo. :D

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Quote by DakkothFrom what I understand of scanning, the higher the DPI, the better. I'm
not an authority, but when I put together the cover for my first novel,
the guidelines I went by was 300 DPI resolution. Also, I make a point
to save every graphic as a PNG. PNG is a vector format and you won't
get the distortions that JPG format has.

Dude, PNG is a raster not vector format. Vector formats define images in a sequence of commands necessary to draw them, and raster formats define them as series of pixel values. The distinction you're thinking of is lossy vs lossless, meaning whether converting to the format loses any information or not.

Here at minitokyo, people appreciate scans as big as you can get them. But watch out for graininess! Even when I scan at my scanner's densest setting, 150 DPI, I see grains. I applied Gaussian blur (with a 2x2 setting) to my last submission, which cleared up the graininess just fine. Basically anything you can do to the scan to make it more useful to the next artist is good, short of creative alterations.

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Hmmmm, I think I understand what you're trying to say. o_0

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I'm usually scanning at 600 DPI.
After that, I reduce the resolution in Photoshop, do some cleaning work and try to find a compromise between the 2 MB maximum here at MT and quality/resolution.

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Yehey, I'm getting better in scanning pics. Thanks for the replies. XD My only problem now is 2 mb limit. ^_^'

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