I have a scanning question. I just set up a new slide scanner-- a
Nikon Cool Scan 5000. The scans that I am getting are really sweet.
Much better than my old Smart Disc Scanner (which did nice scans,
totally adequate for communicating with clients, galleries, etc.).
I’m about to start scanning my slide library which consists of 20 +
years worth of images of my work plus many, many process images that
I use for teaching. It’s getting harder and harder to count on there
being slide projectors when you are giving a lecture or demo, not to
The default on my scanner is set to around 60 megs, which takes a
while to scan. I noticed that scans that I have had made
professionally are around 10 megs or so. I realize that the ultimate
use to which the image will be applied drives the scan size, but I am
looking for a “gold standard” scan size to begin assembling this
digital archive. If it was only a couple of slides it wouldn’t
matter, but there are many images to scan.