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Old 11-20-2016, 12:02 AM   #1
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Just heard about this on the radio today. I downloaded the app and it worked great.

If you have any old photos and want to digitize them...this is so much faster than scanning.

https://www.google.com/photos/scan/
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:04 AM   #2
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Thanks, will check this out!

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There's a lot they're not saying about it.

Like resolution. How 'big' is the final image? Do you end up with a teeny image that's only good for emailing or posting on your FaceSpace page?
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:11 AM   #4
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Dunno.

Here is a photograph I just grabbed from one of my Mother's hundreds of albums.

It's a 4x6 printed on Kodak paper. She probably used her Instamatic.

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So, I don't know about all the specs a photographer would deem acceptable to create a masterpiece but....to see a photograph from someone's closet full of albums and spend literally 5 seconds to copy it to their home computer screen....pretty cool.
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Just heard about this on the radio today. I downloaded the app and it worked great.

If you have any old photos and want to digitize them...this is so much faster than scanning.

https://www.google.com/photos/scan/
I just downloaded it, pretty damn slick.
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There's a lot they're not saying about it.

Like resolution. How 'big' is the final image? Do you end up with a teeny image that's only good for emailing or posting on your FaceSpace page?
Reddit users are not crazy about it. Image sizes are 3-6 MB for 4" x 6" prints.

I don't think commercial image collectors will be using it; they're likely using in-house drum scanners or outsourcing their scanning. I would think modern desktop scanners would be close enough to drums' performance for most normal businesses (non pre/post press work).

I did use Nikon's CoolScan a long time ago and its resolution was more than enough and captured most, if not all, of the dynamic range of the photos.

We currently use ScanSnaps and they work fine for our use. eg. pay apps and waivers, contract signatures, simple photo scans.
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Dunno.

Here is a photograph I just grabbed from one of my Mother's hundreds of albums.

It's a 4x6 printed on Kodak paper. She probably used her Instamatic.

Attachment 356457

So, I don't know about all the specs a photographer would deem acceptable to create a masterpiece but....to see a photograph from someone's closet full of albums and spend literally 5 seconds to copy it to their home computer screen....pretty cool.
Which is most likely the market this app is intended for..... snapshots.
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Which is most likely the market this app is intended for..... snapshots.
OK. Don't we all feel better now?
Howz about some milk and cookies?

I think its cool as hell. I was just remarking to some friends this morning, after we got it all working, that its pretty damned amazing that one can load an actual game or app i our web browser - that was written for hardware designed back in the 80s - and it runs completely in a virtual world.

All this stuff is just neat as heck.
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Reddit users are not crazy about it. Image sizes are 3-6 MB for 4" x 6" prints.

I don't think commercial image collectors will be using it; they're likely using in-house drum scanners or outsourcing their scanning. I would think modern desktop scanners would be close enough to drums' performance for most normal businesses (non pre/post press work).

I did use Nikon's CoolScan a long time ago and its resolution was more than enough and captured most, if not all, of the dynamic range of the photos.

We currently use ScanSnaps and they work fine for our use. eg. pay apps and waivers, contract signatures, simple photo scans.
I do not know how big the image file was when Robie uploaded it. But I just now downloaded it from CT and its 97.1KB. So that's what we are looking at - and its just fine for the intended purpose.

You cheap bastids expect a lot for free.

Oh wait - I'm not a Reddit fanboi - so I don't know wtf I'm talking about. mehehehe
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OK. Don't we all feel better now?
Howz about some milk and cookies?.....
Chocolate chip, pleeze. With some milk for dunking 'em in, thank you!

I'm not complaining one bit. It's just not really suited for images in my world. Resolution to make, at best, a 4x6 print would be useless to me. I scan at 7200 dpi and routinely create 40- to 50-mp files.

Yes, years ago I scanned in all my old family photos. And I did scan at 450 dpi just to speed things up and save on drive space. But again.... those were 'snapshots'.
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I do not know how big the image file was when Robie uploaded it. But I just now downloaded it from CT and its 97.1KB. So that's what we are looking at - and its just fine for the intended purpose.
As long as the intended purpose is posting a pic for casual internet degenerates, I fully agree. But if you ever wanted to make use of that file for a serious pro graphics situation, it'd be a total fail.
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I just wish there was a faster way to scan 35mm diapositives, I've got quite a few slides from the days before I went digital.

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As long as the intended purpose is posting a pic for casual internet degenerates, I fully agree. But if you ever wanted to make use of that file for a serious pro graphics situation, it'd be a total fail.
No sh!t sherlock.

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I just wish there was a faster way to scan 35mm diapositives, I've got quite a few slides from the days before I went digital.

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Nikon CoolScan. Mine held its value well when I resold it and I was very happy with its speed and the quality of the scans. A cursory look on eBay shows reasonable prices on used ones.
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....sort of on the topic, anybody using an instant camera these days? They could work with this.

The fujifilm instax cameras are supposedly popular, even though the specs look lame. Still, it's neat to snap a pick and have it in hand.
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https://www.google.com/photos/scan/
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