This section describes the steps and options to provide a high quality digital copy of photographs you would like to restore, color, modify or enhance.
Properly scanning your photographs is very important and ensure the best outcome of your photo restoration. 1. Using a lint free cloth, make sure the scanning bed is clean and free of dirt or dust that will be included in your scan. 2. Turn off auto adjustments. DO NOT use any enhancements such as sharpness, brightness and contrast. These enhancements cause artifacts in your images, that are difficult to remove. I will stratigically make enhancements as needed. Scanning your photos for preservation and restoration: 3. Scan your photos in color and at a minimum between 400-600 DPI depending on its size ( If your photo is small and you plan on enlarging your photo set it to 1200dpi).The attached photo example shows the difference in quality between a lower and higher resolution scan. 4. Saving your scan as a Tiff file is best, but if you scan as a JPEG save to the highest quality setting. https://imgbb.com is a great way to upload larger files that you can share with me.
If you have firther questions on scanning oyur photographs, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don't own a scanner, there are scanning services available in your area. FEDEX, Staples, Minuteman Press, and others in your area, provide scanning services.
Depending on your location, I can provide scanning services at your home or business.
While this is not the best solution, and I don't recommend it, I realize that you can't always have images scanned. There are smart phone apps, such as Google's Photoscan, that can give you a better image.