Scanning old photos - why don't they look good?
I'm wondering if anyone knows what is considered a good file size for a high-quality scanned photo. I just paid a decent amount of money to have old photos from the 30s and 40s digitized. They are only about 400KB each and don't look as good as the originals, plus I don't think they're going to print well.
Should I buy a scanner and do it myself, or is this the best that can be done with old black & whites?