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This person built their own hi-res still film scanner and the res is amazing.

Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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They said the parts were 50K Euros alone. There are some smart people out there. Too bad the scanner companies can't make a decent still film scanner for $1500 that does a better job than what they got now, which is only half-ass for res. They should at least make a flatbed scanner that could duplicate the old drum scanners in IQ.

And with all those brains you would figure the person would do other things with their time than scan people's negs. I guess the same thing could be said about me. While I don't have the brains, at old age I've cut back on my still photo work due to health problems, to concentrate working on archival material done by other people. Well, at least he gets paid for it!


I didn't know what ppi was...so looked it up.

PPI (Pixels Per Inch) refers display resolution, or, how many individual pixels are displayed in one inch of a digital image. DPI (Dots Per Inch) refers to printer resolution, or, the number of dots of ink on a printed image.

I looked up dpi for printers and this is what I found...

The maximum DPI of a printer is restricted by the hardware it's using. For instance, while inkjet printers can have a resolution ranging from 300 to 720 DPI, laser printers can go anywhere from 600 to 2,400 DPI.

So, I wonder if those thousands of ppi the author claimed would be lost in the relatively low-res printers we got?




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