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1. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I still travel with my 35mm camera and plenty of rolls of film. I'm not planning to switch to a digital camera anytime soon - I like my camera. And I paid enough for it!

My question, though, is how do I scan my photos so that they meet the requirements for TP and don't look like the pathetically tiny thumbnail that I finally got to fit in my photo gallery? I'm no graphics expert - the graphic artist here is the one who worked her magic so that the whole thing wasn't too heavy.

Does anyone else have a sililar problem? Or a solution?

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Or even a "similar" problem?

3. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

My photos from South Georgia, Pakistan and Thailand that i posted on here were scanned. I then used Picasa (as recommended on another thread) to reduce the size to 450 pixels. The quality seems ok. Maybe you can try the same.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Yeah, there's no need to get rid of your film camera if you're happy with it.

Scan the pictures at a good size, ideally 300dpi @ 100% size, (so you can keep the files as a backup) and then resize with something free like Picasa. I haven't tried it myself, but people seem to like it :)

If you're on a Mac, iPhoto will do nicely enough.

In fact, your scanner probably has some software that came with it that can help you resize also.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Thanks for your help, guys! When I can get our graphic artist to scan me another picture, I'll give it a try!