Downsampling for monitor

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jytzel
Jul 24, 2004
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I´m looking for the best technique to downsample my images for monitor resolution. I usually work with drum scans on 675ppi and downsample to 96ppi monitor resolution. I use PS CS; sometimes I use bicubic and other times bicubic smoother and then sharpen but I was never really happy with the results. I’m not a big fan of sharpening- or maybe I’m not good at it. I want my small images to retain the smooth tonality and crispness of the original scans ( from MF and LF slides) How to achieve that? I’ve seen web images that stirred my envy!

regards,
J.

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Journalist-North
Jul 24, 2004
"Jytzel" wrote in message
I´m looking for the best technique to downsample my images for monitor resolution. I usually work with drum scans on 675ppi and downsample to 96ppi monitor resolution. I use PS CS; sometimes I use bicubic and other times bicubic smoother and then sharpen but I was never really happy with the results. I’m not a big fan of sharpening- or maybe I’m not good at it. I want my small images to retain the smooth tonality and crispness of the original scans ( from MF and LF slides) How to achieve that? I’ve seen web images that stirred my envy!
regards,
J.
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DON’T downsample >and< resize – just resize for the screen.

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Eric Gill
Jul 24, 2004
"Journalist-North" wrote in
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DON’T downsample >and< resize – just resize for the screen.

Just how in the hell do you expect to "resize" an image for the screen without it being resampled?
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Mike Russell
Jul 25, 2004
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bhilton665
Jul 30, 2004
From: (Jytzel)

I´m looking for the best technique to downsample my images for monitor resolution. I usually work with drum scans on 675ppi and downsample to 96ppi monitor resolution. I use PS CS; sometimes I use bicubic and other times bicubic smoother

According to the Photoshop Help file you should use ‘bicubic SHARPER’ when downsampling and smoother when upsampling (look for ‘Choosing an interpolation method’ in the Help files).

I usually use ‘bicubic sharper’ without sharpening the initial file first with MF film scans and get very good results. Often I don’t even need to run USM on the final small file, or if I do it’s a very small amount, so the designers did a good job with this new feature. If you’re downsampling by a significant amount you might try doing it in steps of 50% instead of in one giant step.

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Bart van der Wolf
Jul 30, 2004
"Bill Hilton" wrote in message
SNIP
According to the Photoshop Help file you should use ‘bicubic
SHARPER’ when
downsampling and smoother when upsampling (look for ‘Choosing an
interpolation
method’ in the Help files).

That may work for some images, but not for all:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~bvdwolf/main/foto/down_sample/down_sam ple.htm http://www.xs4all.nl/~bvdwolf/main/foto/down_sample/example1 .htm People on dial-up connections beware, many images.

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