your prints at 400 dpi, scaled at 100%. Many scanners’
default settings are set to 150dpi. Please be sure to check this
and scan your prints at 400dpi. If you do not know how to change
the settings of your scanner, please reference your scanner’s
instruction manual or help file for more information. If you need
help with this, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You may crop the image if you prefer, but any other editing should be left to us to do so electronically
in the best way which will not result in loss of quality.
Save your images as a .jpg file at the highest
quality possible (low compression)
If you don’t think your scans look right
on your monitor, then the odds are that they won’t print any
better. If this is the case, mail us your original prints.
Keep your scanner clean, so that you do not pick up dust along with
your image. Read your scanner’s manual for the suggested way
to clean the glass.
Wipe prints with a clean, soft cloth to remove dust and fingerprints
before placing in your scanner. Place your photos on the scanning
surface and make sure that they are straight.
Professionally taken photos can be used,
but you must get the photographer’s permission to use them.
Don’t be afraid to ask, it usually isn’t a problem.