Monday, April 20, 2009

Good Morning Scrapland!

Well I spent a wonderful weekend with my oldest daughter, and she and I have been working on getting old paper photos in some kind of order and meaning for our family. Isn't if funny how we forget somethings but a PHOTO will bring it all back, but you can't put your finger on the timeline of it. We had alot of laughs, going back through time. And I have found a bunch of goodies to work with but they need to be scanned in......So that brings me to YOU!

Could you help me out with your tips you have found on scanning in old photographs or tutorials you have found....I would GREATLY appreciate it.

I will be back this evening with a mini kit I have to just finish up the preview and then I can post it tonight for you.

I hope everyone Has a WONDERFUL Monday and WEEK!

Hugs and thank you all for your support!

9 comments:

charlie said...

what sort of tips lovely lady?restoration?

Ajila said...

Snowsmoon, just wanted to thank you for wishing us a happy Monday. I hope you have a happy day too. Leaving you some love.

123grandma said...

Hope you get lots of tips for the scanning thing and that you will share them with us. My Canon prints beautiful photos but as far as scanning, I just can't seem to have things look the way I want them to.
Good luck!

Judy said...

Ooohhh yeah I would love some tips on scanning old photos too, so I hope you share some.
Happy Monday and week to you too, look forward to seeing what you have in store for us later on tonight.

KatLen Kreations said...

the only tip I have is to scan at a very high resolution. I have to get going on this project as well

Astrid said...

Just scan them n high resolution and when you're going to scrap then do the nesecary adjustments. In photoshop cntr M to adjust green, red or blue colors or the exposure.

rita said...

Hi! I too have scanned many old family photos for posterity. I've been doing this for about 9 years. I scan at 600 dpi. I saw this reconmendation once on TV from a professional photographer. That way you can crop and still have a good pic. I often crop just on the faces. Hope this helps. Thanks Dawn for all your goodies.

Sun shine said...

Hi! I've worked in a photo lab for 12 years-just from experience I would suggest to scan your prints at 300dpi- that's what most printers require for clear crisp photos- anything larger than that and you're just sucking up space on your hard drive. However should you want to enlarge those photos say to anything larger than 8x10 then 600dpi would be more suitable. In photoshop you can adjust any color issues(some older photos may yellow a bit). You can do that by either doing an auto color correction(under enhance I believe)- although sometimes I find that doing it on auto doesn't always give the desired result- so then you can do it manually by going to the Enhance tab-adjust color- from there you should be able to adjust for the color that you wish to adjust. Or you can go to remove color cast and if you click on something white in the photograph it will remove whatever color is dominant creating the cast over the entire photo- quite often this works well for photographs that have yellowed over the years. Depending on how much fixing you want to do- if there are cracks in the photo you can use the healing tool to fix as well. Hope this info helps- if you want more info let me know... thanks for your freebies and such Dawn-you're a great designer!!

GSCreations said...

Hi!! Hope u well, and pleased you enjoyed your weekend with your daughter. We off to a wedding and will only b back tuesday.... looking forward to seeing all those old photos. Have a great day, will pop in again when we get back:)