Top Tips On Scanning For Photo Restoration
1. Use good quality scanners
2. Please clean your photos, negatives and slides before scanning,
3. Scan your photo at an appropriate resolution
A.300ppi (if you plan on printing your restored photo as the same size as the original, or if you
plan to resize it to 72ppi for web use later).
B.600ppi (if you plan to restore or enlarge your photo).
4. Turn off all automatic filters.
5. Crop the preview scan so as not to include any of the background.
6. Always scan black and white photos as 24bit RBG Color (not gray scale). This is because 24bit files have 3 times the color depth of an 8 bit gray scale file, so they capture much more of the subtle tones (If your photo is badly faded you might want to scan at 48bit).
7. Please, keep in mind not to use photos printed on textured or embossed paper. They aren’t usually suitable for scanning. Try photographing them with a digital camera instead.
8. Always save your scans in a lossless format such as TIFF. Only ever use JPEG as a final format to save your photo in. Never do anything to the original scans except for naming them. Save them exactly the way they were scanned, without any changes.
9. View your scanned images at 100% when looking at them on your computer to make sure your photo scanned correctly.