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    Default Making copy of old photo with FZ5

    I do not have a scanner and need to copy lots of old 3R photos with FZ5. Any recommedations?

    Should i use 12x macro?

    Should i shoot highest res, then downsize, in order to hv a smaller file size?

    Will downsizing reduce graininess?

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    Default Re: Making copy of old photo with FZ5

    not recommanded to use camera to shoot on photo itself.
    1st you might get reflection off the photos
    2nd the quality will not be high

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    Default Re: Making copy of old photo with FZ5

    No harm trying.
    But no point using 12X zoom or whatever.
    Just mount camera on tripod, put photo against a flat surface and take...to proceed. No flash.
    Make sure it is facing straight...i tried before on my photos. Results are good. But in end i still get a scanner.
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    resolution will be bad, cannot crop
    even how sharp oso no point

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    nope.

    you tried before? test it to know.
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    Default Re: Making copy of old photo with FZ5

    some helps suggestions from there

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=198307
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    i tried it before on a 5r class photos... turn out pretty bad so i ended up deleting it

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    Actually got some methods lar.. I did read a book on Digital Photography Hacks.. pretty good!

    But, for better results, you should try using a scanner
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    Default Re: Making copy of old photo with FZ5

    if you have a lot of photographs to scan, it'll be best to find a scanner.

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    Default Re: Making copy of old photo with FZ5

    Quote Originally Posted by Hexlord
    Actually got some methods lar.. I did read a book on Digital Photography Hacks.. pretty good!

    But, for better results, you should try using a scanner
    i think i read the same book in the library too

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    Default Re: Making copy of old photo with FZ5

    See if you have friend who is SAFRA photographic club member.

    SAFRA photographic club does have a film scanner where it converts from film to ditital photos, but only members can gain access to the facility.

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    Thanks everyone. Very good info for me.

    I do not hv high expectation on quality and accept some compromise.

    I go the cheap and quick way - using my fz5.

    Back to my question, anyone can tell me advantages of downsizing? Should i do it?

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    Default Re: Making copy of old photo with FZ5

    Downsizing actually means 2 things:
    1) Scaling down the size of the image (say 1000x500 to 500x250). If you're not making large prints, it might not pose a problem.
    2) Re-sampling for poorer quality. If you don't intend to print high-res images. (ie grainy prints)

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    Thanks

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