Help with scanning very glossy pics

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  1. SkaFreak

    SkaFreak TPF Noob!

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    Hello
    I know this is a photography forum but this was the only place I could find that might be able to help me.
    I am working on a project that involves scanning pictures onto my computer. A few of the pictures are very glossy and these pictures get lines through them when scanned. I was just wondering if there were any tricks that anyone might now of to reduce or remove the lines when scanned.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jon, The Elder

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    Rotate your photos 90°, do you still get the lines? If so, are they going the same way?

    Glossy should not make that much difference. Putting a weight on the scanner cover helps keep the photo pressed evenly on the scanning surface.

    What resolution and software are you using?

    At best, consumer scanners give you about 90% of the photo quality. Sounds like a lot but that 10% makes a big difference.
     

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