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Old 08-10-2018, 04:46 PM   #2921
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I had a lot of fun taking photos on our Tanzanian safari. I used full auto mode, I'm really just a dabbler, not a photographer, but a few of my photos turned out nice enough that I had them blown up and framed.


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Old 08-10-2018, 06:12 PM   #2922
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Looks like Lake Peyto? We were there yesterday. Absolutely stunning...,
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Cosmic - That Zebra shot is stellar!
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Cosmic - That Zebra shot is stellar!
Thank you! Our guide said that they called it the "security pose"; both zebras could rest and watch each other's backs. I love the symmetry of it.

BTW, one secret I learned on that trip: just keep shooting! I took about 2000 pictures, immediately deleted about 500 of them after I took them because they were blurry or cut off, then when I got home I narrowed down the 1500 left to 900 that were all decent shots. And I made a Flickr album of about 90 that are my favorites.
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It is Bow Lake at the head of Bow River
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Iím not sure if this thread is still active, but just in case:

Just getting started on a digitization project, scanning old photos. Itíll take a while.

Iíve been using TIFF as the output format for my scans. My understanding is that itís lossless and a reasonably widely-understood format among various tools.

Good/bad choice?
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Iíve been using TIFF as the output format for my scans. My understanding is that itís lossless and a reasonably widely-understood format among various tools.

Good/bad choice?
It's fine as long as storage space is not an issue for you. That's less of a factor now with cheaper HD space than it used to be. I usually save scans in .jpg format anyway and make any changes in Lightroom, which does not alter the original image.

But for your purpose it's a Ford vs. Chevy vs. Dodge type choice.
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It's fine as long as storage space is not an issue for you. That's less of a factor now with cheaper HD space than it used to be. I usually save scans in .jpg format anyway and make any changes in Lightroom, which does not alter the original image.

But for your purpose it's a Ford vs. Chevy vs. Dodge type choice.


Thanks, storage is not a big deal at present. And some of these photos are Fords. Model T, in fact.

I just want to keep the most information preserved from the original image. Right now, itís all drudge work of scanning but down the road I want to do post-processing and hope to use digiKam and/or GIMP (both open source).
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I canít give you any advice, but whenever we got aerial photos digitally at work from an aerial photography company, they were always tiffs
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How good is your scanner though?

Very high DPI that you will be able to post process?
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How good is your scanner though?

Very high DPI that you will be able to post process?

Thatís a good question/point. Itís a consumer model, up to something like 2400. But I expect to stick at 300 for ďeverydayĒ shots and 600 for images I especially like. Iíve only done less than a handful at 600 so far.
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