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#4149 2009-06-30 07:22 GMT-5 hours    
Hi all
Could you please advise me how best to use the Neat Image software, and what settings to start with.
I will also be using it to enhance my colour prints and slides as most of my collection are in this format.
Also how best to enhance prints to get acceptable results that can be uploaded here. For example what dpi should I set my scanner to. Iam using Picasa 3 software for enhancing .
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#4151 2009-07-01 04:30 GMT-5 hours    
Hy Charly,

you can start very easy with the automatic settings. For most of the cases this will work very fine. And about dpi, lieuwehofstra had given you already an good advise here

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#4155 2009-07-02 16:47 GMT-5 hours    
Hi many thanks for your help one more question Iam using ACDSee software for my enhancing, its on a 30 day free trial,I would really like ADOBE Lightroom,but its rather expensive should I persevere with ACDSee, or save for the ADOBE product,do the extra features warrant getting it.

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#4160 2009-07-04 00:15 GMT-5 hours    
I would recommend saving up for Lightromm, but I haven't used ACDSee for many many years so I am not sure what it is capable of. Having said that I use both Lightroom and Photoshop to edit all my pictures and together they certainly aren't cheap.

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#4162 2009-07-04 05:51 GMT-5 hours    
Hi guys many thanks to you all I will have to save up for the lightroom, Also I asked earlier about a slide scanner The quoted are rather expensive Is there a cheaper brand available in the UK. that anyone could recommend.Like the Plustek range which I looked at. Many thanks
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#4164 2009-07-04 12:30 GMT-5 hours    
I know Nikon makes really good slide scanners with true white lights that just can't be beat, but they are not cheap, probably looking at several hundred dollars. Perhaps you can find a used one on eBay or some place, or buy one, scan your slides and then sell it to get some of the investment back. Of course, there are professional labs that will scan all your slides for you at 3000-5000dpi for just a few cents each. If you only have a few hundred slides, that may be the way to go.

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#4180 2009-07-07 01:10 GMT-5 hours    
Charlie, have a look a Photoshop Elements if you can't justify the price of Lightroom. You loose the organizing and keywording functionalities, but you get most of full-on Photoshop's editing capability at a reasonable price.

As for scanners, I agree with Ray that a used Nikon or Minolta may be your best bet. They definitely hold their value, so take care of whichever one you pick up and you can probably get your money back once you're done.

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#4185 2009-07-08 06:29 GMT-5 hours    
Hi all,
Many thanks for all your advice, I now know what to get, Many thanks .
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#4377 2009-11-18 00:49 GMT-5 hours    
no microsoft programs cause those are boring and we all use em. Try to list as many as possilbe so people reading this might pickup a neat idea. I use the following

winamp - for all music, prog kicks butt.
adobe photoshop - editing/ resizing phots, kicks butt again
wsftp - good program for connecting to ftp sites
spybot s&d - kick butt program for deleting spyware
nero - burning cds/dvds/

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