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Scanner Settings For 4x6 Photos?

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by db62, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. db62

    db62 Member

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    Hi

    I want to purchase a all in one printer, scanner, copier and fax for my PC. I want to be able to scan alot of my older 4x6 photos to my PC, then be able to print them out in 4x6 prints and have them look as good as my originals. I'm lost on this resolution and DPI settings for the scanner. Some of the all in one printers have optical resolution of 600x2400 or 1200x1200 or 2400x4800. How high do I really need to go, to accomplish what I want to do?

    Also what DPI setting do I really need to use on my software for my scanner (when actually scanning the photo to my PC), so that my prints will come out as close as possible to my originals?
    300x300
    600x600
    1200x1200
    Or Higher???
    Will the higher settings of this DPI and the optical resolution for the scanner stuff above, really make a difference in trying to make another 4x6 photo as close as possible to my original?

    Thank You in advance to all that reply and help me straighten this out.
    Dan
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    the higher the resolution, better the picture. is like having 2 cameras with 1 having 2.1 megapixel & the 2nd with 5.1 megapixel, which is better?
     

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