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    Default Converting old photographs to digital image

    would like to ask if anyone has done it before with a digital camera and if possible guide me along.

    i'm helping my colleague reproduce his old photographs(>20 years old) and some of them are in black and white.

    i have a canon g3 and a couple of questions i have are :

    1) what are the steps to get started?
    2) should i use iso50 or iso100?
    3) metering mode?
    4) which shooting mode to use? (Tv, Av or Manual settings?)
    5) aperture and shutter speed?

    thanks in advance

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    I've been using a 2mp (setting) CP950/CP4500 to do that for quite a while. Mostly archiving my alumni's photos and articles. Try using plain simple marco mode.

    - ISO100 setting
    - indoor well-lit place (preferably from daylight)
    - Programmed mode
    - WB auto (if fluoro lightingm then fluoro filter, if hvy on warm lights then sunlight filter, or equivalent)

    You may want to use a tripod to mount your cam pointing onto the floor. Place photos 1 by 1 on the floor and snap away.

    BTW, I have yet to use a tripod for my archiving. Always balance with 1 hand.

    PS if interested, can PM me. I will be doing some archiving this Sat and probably another Sat in June. Though this time will be sch mags, so will be more chin chai.

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    Why don't you use a scanner instead?

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    I had some really old pictures of my parents and some family photos. Took them down to Fotohub and had them scanned and touch up, print and then laminate.

    I have the original photos, but also have the laminated ones that will last longer.

    They scanned the old photos and then give it to you in CD-Rom. Look for Patrick, a friendly and professional chap.
    Last edited by fruitybix; 23rd May 2003 at 09:40 AM.

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    Originally posted by fruitybix
    I had some really old pictures of my parents and some family photos. Took them down to Fotohub and had them scanned and touch up, print and then laminate.

    I have the original photos, but also have the laminated ones that will last longer.

    They scanned the old photos and then give it to you in CD-Rom. Look for Patrick, a friendly and professional chap.
    what's the price like?

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    Originally posted by Snowcrash
    what's the price like?
    Cannot recall, give me some time to dig up the receipt, or you could call them direct, its fotohub.. But i guess the price will also depend on the amount of restoration work that needs to be done..

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