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You should certainly sharpen. Whether you need to smart blur depends on the image, perhaps one with a large expanse sky or something similar. Maris ----- Original Message ----- From: "john gale" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2002 12:50 PM Subject: Resolution and print quality > [snipped] > But what about some more general things that I've heard people refer > to, but am not quite sure how they might help / hinder? In other > words, what's the general process that people usually go through to > get from a scanned image to a printed image? Say I get a 4000ppi > negative scan, and want to print a 5x7 from it. This gives me > roughly 800ppi, so I should scale it down to 720ppi. But what about > other things that might increase the quality of the print? Should I > sharpen / blur the image? Should I smart blur to get a more > continuous tone? > > > !john > -- > =================================== > support the arts! www.smadness.com > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.