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Sushi
04-07-2009, 07:57 PM
Go to a "The UPS store" and they will do it for you, it is $1 or $2 per print get them to do it at 600 DPI and to burn the files on your USB key... Voila, if they need retouching once digitized just send them my way.

http://www.theupsstore.com/

Slugo
04-07-2009, 08:04 PM
Thanks Dude, I have a store 5 minutes from here. Didn't know they offered that kind of service...

Sushi
04-07-2009, 08:08 PM
They do, they have stores everywhere at 600 DPI you can get a larger print than the one you get scanned... Ask for TIFF files :-)

The fact they are everywhere is why I proposed "The UPS store" not "UPS" but "The UPS store" which offers printing and business solutions.

Pistolero
04-07-2009, 08:52 PM
They do, they have stores everywhere at 600 DPI you can get a larger print than the one you get scanned... Ask for TIFF files :-)

The fact they are everywhere is why I proposed "The UPS store" not "UPS" but "The UPS store" which offers printing and business solutions.

They used to be Mailboxes, etc. down here in the States.

Sushi
04-08-2009, 01:14 PM
They went by the same "Mailboxes, etc." name up in Canada as well.

speedmaster
04-08-2009, 06:35 PM
Check this out, today only.
http://www.woot.com/

Slugo
04-08-2009, 10:46 PM
Chris, I checked out the Woot scanner and it's pretty much a piece of junk according to the majority of the user reviews. So, I did a little looking around and just ordered a new Canon LiDE Photo Scanner that is less money and has recieved rave reviews, Got a ton of pics to scan, then I'm flooding this place with them! Thanks for giving me the idea of a separate scanner...

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=119&modelid=17104

Slugo
04-09-2009, 09:00 AM
OUTSTANDING, great pictures! Steve, I only paid $59 bucks at egghead delivered! My HP 4 in 1 is a real POS to say the least. My two Canon iP printers are real workhorses and I only have to change the printheads out every couple of years. I look forward to my new toy! :)

TMK
04-09-2009, 09:14 AM
I use my HP 3500C...ancient but it works...all of these were converted from shots taken with my Nikon FM years ago:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-01.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-03.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-04.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-05.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-06.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-07.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-08.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-10.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-11.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-12.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-13.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-14.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-15.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-16.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-17.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-18.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-19.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-20.jpg

Sushi
04-09-2009, 09:19 AM
Montreal and Quebec city... I am going to Montreal for Easter Weekend :)

TMK
04-09-2009, 09:22 AM
It's all Quebec, save for the boat in Casco Bay off Portland Maine :)

Jerry
04-09-2009, 12:59 PM
Dude , you be here this weekend ?

Slugo
04-09-2009, 01:53 PM
Ted, they're really great pictures. I love the bit of grain you get with 35's. Great results with a POS HP scanner. Now I know what I can expect out of my new Canon flatbed photo scanner! Again, I really enjoyed those picture. The BEST part, you weren't in any of them!! ;)

TMK
04-09-2009, 07:23 PM
Thanks Mike...I still think Nikon SLR glass is the best :)

Spudsbud
04-10-2009, 10:15 AM
:p

Mommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :D



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/Summer%202000/summer00-16.jpg