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Scanning Family Photos

________________________________________ From: P. T. [P.] Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 7:41 PM To: Eric Forsberg Subject: personal question Eric: I have a pile of old family photos I want to scan. Can you recommend the best way to do this, to end up with quality scans? I’m not very happy with what comes out of the Xerox copier. Can you recommend some kind of equipment, or a service that would do this for me? Thanks for any leads. P. T. I’m not a big fan of the companies that provide the service.  I have researched them, and the thing is that it is expensive and you don’t have a human proofing everything and I prefer to be able to see my scans after I scan them in case I want to re-scan or try a different setting.  I have had INCREDIBLE success and happiness with the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 series!  You literally place a stack of about 30 pictures on the feeder, hit the button and walla – it scans beautiful at 300 or 400 dpi (any higher is pure digital waste as the size of a traditional photo at 4×6″ even, is being over-scanned for pixels not present any higher than about 320).  [ ... ]

The Importance of Timing Where RSS Is Concerned

RSS Feed publication REALLY is all about timing (where Exposure is concerned), isn’t it? I skip 1,000 at a time to catch-up, only ever reading the first thing in the morning (think newspaper reading time), lunch, dinner, and MAYBE just before bed. Time your publication so your syndication isn’t wasted on your potential readership.