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Scanning old photos Lightroom + questions

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Regarding scanning resolution:
Monitors resolutions vary a lot, but typically a "normal" monitor will provide about 100 dpi. In this case, your 600 dpi scanned image will look sharp up to a width (on the monitor) of 8.5". The image will pixelate if you magnify it.
In my view, it's always best to scan at the highest resolution possible - yes that means longer scanning times, but at least you'll be able to magnify the photo on-screen to see some smaller detail.
Good luck, Stephen



Hello. I am ready to go with scanning my photos. There are lots as I'm 62, so i need to get it right at the start. I have tried to find it out myself but would really appreciate some real advice from people with experience. So:
1. is there any reason to scan into a watched folder then import into LR, or (I would find it easier - as it cuts out a step) to choose the folder in the scan software. That way they go straight into the chosen folder - then I synchronize in Lightroom to recognise the photos. NB I scan them as JPEGS.
2. Is there any need then to export them to another folder?
3. So, I have several photos in a folder. I would like to change them all to one date but have the time incremental. I don't know the exact time but would like other programs like Google photos to show them in order during the day. I see the function on Lightroom under metadata/edit capture time/Adjust to a specified date and time. However, how do I get it to choose incremental time?
4. I'd like that date recognised by Google photos and elsewhere. Any tips?
5. I have worked out that the text you put in the 'caption' in the metada (e.g. to describe people) is recognised by Google photos and in the photo's file properties / details.
5. A question on resolution. My scanner allows me to scan at so many DPI. I am happy with scanning them at 600 dpi. I guess you will say it depends what i want them for. Well, I'm mainly doing it for my kids so they can view them on a PC screen either via google photos or on after downloading them onto their own PC/laptop.

OKAY, I'll stop there as I think those are the main questions I'm stuck with
Hello. I am ready to go with scanning my photos. There are lots as I'm 62, so i need to get it right at the start. I have tried to find it out myself but would really appreciate some real advice from people with experience. So:
1. is there any reason to scan into a watched folder then import into LR, or (I would find it easier - as it cuts out a step) to choose the folder in the scan software. That way they go straight into the chosen folder - then I synchronize in Lightroom to recognise the photos. NB I scan them as JPEGS.
2. Is there any need then to export them to another folder?
3. So, I have several photos in a folder. I would like to change them all to one date but have the time incremental. I don't know the exact time but would like other programs like Google photos to show them in order during the day. I see the function on Lightroom under metadata/edit capture time/Adjust to a specified date and time. However, how do I get it to choose incremental time?
4. I'd like that date recognised by Google photos and elsewhere. Any tips?
5. I have worked out that the text you put in the 'caption' in the metada (e.g. to describe people) is recognised by Google photos and in the photo's file properties / details.
5. A question on resolution. My scanner allows me to scan at so many DPI. I am happy with scanning them at 600 dpi. I guess you will say it depends what i want them for. Well, I'm mainly doing it for my kids so they can view them on a PC screen either via google photos or on after downloading them onto their own PC/laptop.

OKAY, I'll stop there as I think those are the main questions I'm stuck with
 
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