Photo scanning/ editting
Looking for some good advice on scanning old photos Ã¯Â¿Â½ I inherited a bunch of old photos, some 100+ yrs. and having been something of an artist in the past IÃ¯Â¿Â½m thinking I want to get into photo editing/ retouching/ creatively manipulating images in a BIG way and put it all up on flickr. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m as fired up about this as IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve ever been - fun!!!!!!!!!!!
Did a search of this forum and only found 1 post from 4 years agoÃ¯Â¿Â½. Wondering if theres anything new and good out there you can recommend as far asÃ¯Â¿Â½ hardware Ã¯Â¿Â½ what scanner? Software Ã¯Â¿Â½ Adobe CS5 or what?
The old thread had something about how the home scanners donÃ¯Â¿Â½t do as good a job as the professional Ã¯Â¿Â½ is that still the case? Why should that be Ã¯Â¿Â½ seems to me if you have the proper dpi and specs, should be just as good, no?
Re: editting. How realistic is it to think I could crop parts out of photos, enlarge, make them clearer/sharper, remove spots & splotches? What are the limits to how good you can make something look?
Finally, are there copyright issues to consider when putting stuff online? I brought this up to a guy in a copy once and he laughed at me saying, "no one is going to steal your family photos." Well, I beg to differÃ¯Â¿Â½. I see old vintage/ historic images on line all the time that people apparently have claimed as their own, charging a fee for them etc. and yes, I think some of mine are every bit as good and interesting as anything IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve seen. It would infuriate me to see someone charging for MY images.