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Hampton Photo Arts Scanning

If you’re looking to take old photos, slides, film and artwork out of the shoebox and into a modern format, Hampton Photo Arts in Bridgehampton, NY can provide the scanning you need. Scanning preserves and enhances cherished images, maintains their integrity and makes it easier to share them with family and friends. 

What Can I Bring In To Be Scanned?

Hampton Photo Arts wants to ensure your memories and irreplaceable works of art will last a lifetime. Bring in printed photographs, color and black & white negatives, APS film, slides, artwork and more to be scanned.

How Does The Scanning Process Work?

Here at Hampton Photo Arts we scan photos at a resolution anywhere from 300 dpi (dots per inch) to 4000 dpi. Dots per inch means the number of color dots for each inch of scanned image. The scanning resolution used depends on the type of original to be scanned. Let’s take a look at the common types of materials to be scanned.

Original Prints and Artwork

When you bring in original photos and artwork to Hampton Photo Arts, we will scan them in at a resolution of 300 to 600 dpi (dots per inch). This scanning resolution will enable enlargement of the photo up to twice the size of the original. Scanning original prints at a larger dpi is not advisable on account of loss of image integrity. In addition to scanning, Hampton Photo Arts will correct any fading or color damage in your original prints and artwork.

Negatives/Slides/APS Film

When you bring in negatives, slides or APS film to us at Hampton Photo Arts, we will scan them in at 1000 to 4000 dpi (dots per inch). If you intend to create larger prints of your image, it is best to scan them at the highest resolution to preserve the integrity of the image. Most people find that a resolution of 2000 dpi will meet their future printing needs. Since cropping an image will reduce how much it can be enlarged, a higher resolution of 3000 to 4000 dpi is best for photos you plan to crop. In addition to scanning, Hampton Photo Arts will apply dust/scratch removal (ICE) on all color negatives and slides.

In What Format Can I Expect My Scans?

Hampton Photo Arts saves images & prints in high quality JPEG format on a CD or DVD that can be viewed on your home computer. JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. This format is designed to compress data so that the file size is not overwhelming. JPEG is the most popular format to save images as it frees up a great deal of hard drive space. A high-resolution photo with 25MB of color information can be shrunk down to about 1MB using JPEG compression.

Note: If you receive files on from Hampton Photo Arts on DVD, it is intended for use as a data disk only. They cannot be viewed on a DVD player.

How Do I Best Care For My Scanned Images?

Now that your images are in digital format, Hampton Photo Arts suggests keeping a few tips in mind to care for the newly scanned images. If after opening your images, you decide to make any changes to them, it is best to upload them to the computer first. Working directly off the disk is not advisable as the files could become corrupted. When making any changes to a JPEG format, it is best to use the ‘save as’ option on your computer. Continually saving over the original file can decrease image integrity.

Hampton Photo Arts in Bridgehampton, NY ensures quality & expertise in our work and we guarantee the very best for any of your scanning needs.

Bring items to be scanned to the Bridgehampton Shopping Center or give us a call at 1-631-537-7373. We are open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm and 10am to 2pm on Sundays.

Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

Art Prints – How are they made?

Photography by Laurie Barone-Shafer
Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

First thing – Photo Size

If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).

Learning to Paint Watercolors

Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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