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Old January 25th, 2006, 10:02 AM   #16
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DPI does matter if your doing zooms, etc.
Only if the output is printed. It's the overall dimensions in pixels that are relevant, not the dpi.

DPI is more a by-product than anything else when it comes to video display, because a standard NTSC video has the same resolution whether it's a 13" or 65" screen - It will never exceed 720x480.
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Old January 28th, 2006, 08:15 AM   #17
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David is right, editing apps and AE are resolution independent. They just care about number o dots.

However, try to tell a client "I need 1200x1700 pixels" and they look at you like you are from mars. I just tell them at least 300 dpi.

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Old July 18th, 2006, 08:19 PM   #18
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File format?

When scanning images to import into my NLE which format should I save them in? I usually save in JPG... is this the best format to be using?

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Old July 19th, 2006, 08:42 AM   #19
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I typically scan to a tiff file only because it's a lossless format. Jpegs are compressed and detail is lost in that process. Now, for some video applications, you would never notice the difference between a good jpeg and a tiff file, but I've always been one to save in a lossless format when file size doesn't matter.

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Old July 19th, 2006, 08:57 AM   #20
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Some NLE's don't like tif's as well as other formats. PNG and PSD are usually good formats as well.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 09:11 AM   #21
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Really? Tiff is such a standard format, it seems odd that any modern nle wouldn't like them. I use FCP and it handles tiffs very well.

Regardless, png and psd formats are lossless and perfectly fine to use as well. And psd's can be more flexible if the nle allows the layers to import.

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Old July 20th, 2006, 11:37 AM   #22
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I give a discount to those who scan the pictures themselves and put them onto a cd. I actually prefer that because I hate scanning....
Have you dealt with couples scanning it themselves only to get the images on the CD full of dust and lint? The time saved in properly scanning is taken up with cleaning up the scans in a paint program.
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Old July 20th, 2006, 01:05 PM   #23
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Have you dealt with couples scanning it themselves only to get the images on the CD full of dust and lint? The time saved in properly scanning is taken up with cleaning up the scans in a paint program.
I agree and would rather just scan the things myself. Depending on the size, I usually gang scan 4 - 6 pics at a time anyway and let photoshop crop 'em with a mouse click. Always 300 dpi because they're typically pretty small.

While digital pics are becoming more standard, it'll be some time before scanning is obsolete. (In my backyard anyway).
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Old July 20th, 2006, 06:21 PM   #24
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.... I usually gang scan 4 - 6 pics at a time anyway and let photoshop crop 'em with a mouse click.
Anyone who's ever scanned photos on a flatbed knows that however careful you are when lowering the lid, at least one or two photos will rotate a bit.

For anyone who might not know, Photoshop CS has a great feature that after the scan, you can tell it to crop each photo as well as straighten any that are crooked.

The command is: File -> Automate -> Crop & Straighten Photos

Usually it's pretty accurate and is a real time saver when you're doing a big batch.
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Old July 20th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #25
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For anyone who might not know, Photoshop CS has a great feature that after the scan, you can tell it to crop each photo as well as straighten any that are crooked.
Same goes for Photoshop "Elements". Does all I need for a lot less money. (and brain power).
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