Chapter 4

Getting the Photo into the Computer

How-To’s in This Chapter

How to unmount a slide
How to scan a faded B&W print
How to scan a dark B&W print
How to convert an RGB scan to grayscale
How to improve color with a good scan
How to scan a magazine or newspaper illustration
How to inspect very dark parts of a scan
How to scan color negatives
How to determine what resolution to scan at
How to photograph tarnished or textured prints


Before you can digitally restore a photograph, you must get it into the computer. Most likely you’ll be doing this by scanning the photograph on a flatbed or film scanner (although, as I explain on ...

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