Scanning picture quality

#1
having a dig through the old photo albums, and decided to scan a few and (a) transfer to windows live gallery and(b) e-mail some to the wifes p.c.

They have all come out with a grainy effect and a blue tinge and background, also i would like to increase the picture sizes without losing too much definition.

Any help much appreciato.
 

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#3
Not a fault of the scanner, I have a few photos from the 70's early 80's and the original photo is created by a pixel effect. Some of mine also have an orange tinge. The higher the resolution you choose to scan, the more it seems to magnify the pixel effect unfortunately.
 
#4
Can you get better results scanning the negatives (if you still have them) I wonder. I get greainy effects when I scan old photos, starting to wonder about a negative scanner...but wouldn't have a clue where to start or what to buy. Seems like it might be the best way to get clear pictures?
 

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#6
Open a free account with one of the Photo sites like "Photobucket" and you should be able to resize and sort out your colour problems

Alternatively use a scanning App on a smart phone and " My Little Camera " App, it can do the same thing
 
#7
Did you get to be an RSM?
 
#11
having a dig through the old photo albums, and decided to scan a few and (a) transfer to windows live gallery and(b) e-mail some to the wifes p.c.

They have all come out with a grainy effect and a blue tinge and background, also i would like to increase the picture sizes without losing too much definition.

Any help much appreciated.
Dear friend, Looking at the results of your scanning it would appear that you may have a fault with your scanner or the software - not sure which as I do not know the details of the same. My first thought is the scanner is scanning in the wrong mode - thus "layering" has occurred. If you PM me the details of your scanner and the software I may be able to find a resolution to your problem.

Emsav
 
#13
Did you get to be an RSM?

Ha ha, the guy in the photo a very good mate, did even better, colonel QM and well deserved, me a humble WO1
 
#14
Dear friend, Looking at the results of your scanning it would appear that you may have a fault with your scanner or the software - not sure which as I do not know the details of the same. My first thought is the scanner is scanning in the wrong mode - thus "layering" has occurred. If you PM me the details of your scanner and the software I may be able to find a resolution to your problem.

Emsav
will do many thanks ,i am in the wrong location at the moment to get the details
 
#15
Wow, the boy did well!
 
#16
That is a huge improvement....how??
I put your photo/scan into Lightroom 3 (there are quite a few different programs that you could use) and adjusted the photo by increasing the exposure or I increased the colour temperature I can't remember which.
 
#17
I put your photo/scan into Lightroom 3 (there are quite a few different programs that you could use) and adjusted the photo by increasing the exposure or I increased the colour temperature I can't remember which.
done it works, many thanks
 
#18
Clean the scanner, and also how old is it? dirt and fluff gets inside makes it jerky, also check the band the powers the scanner head up and down the rubber rots and becomes stiff making it jerky causing the lines.
 
#19
Any recommendations for a negative/slide scanner? I've got thousands of wet film stuff that I could inflict on the long-suffering readers of arrse.
 
#20
Further to the request for a scanner recommendation, are there any on the market into which you could load say 24 prints and it would automatically scan each one and create 24 jpegs or tiffs?
 

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