Storyteller Productions

Organizing, Preserving, and
Showcasing your Special Photos

What is the difference between the dpi resolutions?

For 35mm slides or negatives:

We find that the 2400dpi resolution is sufficient for most clientele. The 2400dpi scans can print up to a 5×7 picture. The 4800dpi can print up to a 14×20 picture.

For 126/110 slides and negatives:

We suggest scanning this compact film at 4800dpi because of its small size. Though many images do not benefit greatly from the increased resolution (because they were taken on inexpensive cameras), scanning the negatives at 4800dpi assures us that we have captured all the detail present on these small negatives. Scans from these films are good for small prints, for DVD slideshows, for viewing on the computer and for sharing with family and friends).

For 120 Medium Format slides and negatives:

This format is fairly larger, which means that it can be scanned at a lower resolution while still maintaining optimum quality. The 1200dpi scans can print up to a 5×7 picture. The 2400dpi can print up to a 14×20 picture.

For 4×5 and Large Format slides and negatives:

This format is fairly larger, which means that it can be scanned at a lower resolution while still maintaining optimum quality. The 600dpi scans can print up to a 5×7 picture. The 1200dpi can print up to a 14×20 picture.

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