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In article <email@example.com>, fred621
>I would appreciate any suggestions for settings for scanning negatives
>on the 3170. I'll be doing some retouching and if I print it will
>usually be 4x6.
Scan at 3200ppi 48bit colour, to get a 78Mb file for each image. Apply
any colour correction or level adjustments first then retouch the image
using a cloning tool to conceal dust and other small defects. Spatially
filter the image with the Pixelate|mosaic option in Photoshop with a
cell size of 2x2, followed by downsampling using bicubic interpolation
to 1600ppi. If you do not use Photoshop, then replace the pixellation
filter with a blur filter of 1.5pixel radius. Then apply some unsharp
masking to suit your taste (more required if the blur filter is used)
and finally reduce to 24bit colour. Print the resulting 10Mb file at
the optimum resolution of 360ppi of an Epson printer to get a 6x4"
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