I used to think I was a reasonably good scanner, but I'm stumped now. Sure, I went to that famous website Scanning Basics
but didn't get any straightforward reply to my question: how can I scan 35mm slides to get 5X7 prints?
Now, here's the set up and my questions. All I need from you is to tell me which way to go, either the first or the second.
Do I do THIS:
1) Scan the slide at 200 dpi, without setting the output size to any dimension larger than that of the slide itself, and then enlarge the print size to 5X7 in Photoshop 7;
OR DO I DO IT THIS WAY?
2) Scan the slide at 200dpi (or more), setting the output size so that the printed scan is 5X7 inches. Print without further size adjustments.
Of course, all this process involves creating PS files, with a bit of level and color fixing, and a minimum of sharpening.
I simply need to scan a number of my slides to make 5X7 prints, without the ugly pixeling that comes up when you print low resolution jpgs.
Any help as to which approach to follow will be very, very appreciated! Thanks a huge bunch!!