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What do you end up with after your 35mm slides are scanned? What will your final image sizes be?
Your 35mm slides will be scanned so that your final image is 6 " x 4" 684 pixels per inch. That is 4104 x 2758 pixels per image. The image contains 11,318,832 pixels. That's more than 11 million pixels or 11.3 Mega Pixels. File size will vary from approximately 1 MB to 4 MB depending on the image color/brightness/contrast. Just for comparison, HD TV is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Your Paper Photos that are smaller than 5x7" will be scanned and saved at 600 ppi. 600 ppi is high enough resolution to take to a print shop and they would consider it such a high resolution image that it could be blown up to three times it's size. The same holds true if you wanted to take one of the files to a One Hour Photo, Target or CostCo. Click to see some examples of scample scans at different resolutions.
The files are saved as JPG at a quality of 12. On a scale of 1-12.
File size will probably run from a very low of 1mb to more than 3mb. If you want to squeeze more images onto a disk, we can save at a slightly lower JPG quality which will reduce the file size but we don't recommend this.
This image resolution is more than adequate for 99.9% of any uses anyone would have. If you do not need to make huge enlargements prints, you are going to be perfectly satisfied with these images.
There are two terms we are dealing with - Scanning resolution and Final resolution.
Standard 35mm Slides are scanned at 3200 ppi or dpi and saved at a Your final image size will be 4104 x 2758 pixels and JPG quality of 12. This is a high quality scan and is going to be more than sufficient for most uses other than blowing up to a huge size for printing. Paying a higher price for a higher resolution scan is not going to benefit most people. They are just wasting their money. 3200 pixels per inch scanning is more than sufficient for making prints from your scans. Why pay for extra ppi if you don't need it? Its like paying for high octane premium gasoline when your engine will run perfectly fine on regular unleaded. It can make the difference between having your slide conversion be affordable or just unreasonable. Why don't you take advantage of our free sample scan and demo disk offer and see for yourself exactly what you are going to get?
Somewhere along the line, this ppi vs. dpi issue got confused and it has never been straightened out. What should really be referred to as ppi (pixels per inch) is normally referred to dpi (dots per inch). Dots per inch is a printer term referring to how many dots are on the print film or printing plates. Pixels per inch are referring to the digital image and how many pixels are in the image.
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