Making copy of old photo with FZ5


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Martin

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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?
 

dominator

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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.
 

FZ5owner

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resolution will be bad, cannot crop
even how sharp oso no point
 

Hexlord

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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 :)
 

grimicer

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

metallilan

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Hexlord said:
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 ;)
 

JimDavis

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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.
 

Martin

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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?
 

huggable

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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. :nono: If you don't intend to print high-res images. (ie grainy prints)
 

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