I just got back some Portra NC negatives that I shot a few months ago. My question pertains to scanning them at the best quality I can. I have an Epson Perfection 2480 Photo flatbed scanner. I know it is not the best scanner but I primarily use it for non photography uses, or for making digital contact sheets. My question is, what is the best way to go about scanning them? At what resolution should I scan them? My scanner goes all the way to 12000 but I don't think I need it that high. My goal would be ultimately to have these blown up to an 11x14 to fit in a portfolio but I think a 5x7 would suffice for now. If I need them any bigger I would get them drum scanned. My reasoning behind a 5x7 is to be able to see them in a good enough quality to "check" and see if they are worth becoming a part of my portfolio. One more thing, what format should I scan them into? My scanner can do JPEG and TIFF, and PCT(not worth it I think), and maybe one more. I know that JPEG is lossy and TIFF is uncompressed so I thought that TIFF would be the choice but wasn't sure. Any help would be appreciated.