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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:04 pm 
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Contains 1980 Giro photos.
This hangs in my garage and is starting to fall apart. Does anyone have any advice on scanning a large document like this (approx A3 Size) so that I can post decent pictures.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:48 pm 
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I think I might have one page from it; the photo is of Hinault and a team-mate, riding their blue Gitanes.


You could take several scans, like 2 or even 4, and then join them together with image editing software.

Or if you have a good quality camera; take a photo with the camera on a tripod. One way is to put the poster on the floor and the camera over it. I used to do this with record and cassette covers before I got a scanner. Obviously don't used flash, and use the shutter self timer, or a cable release.

The resolution won't be as good as a scanner though. And ideally you'd want the poster to be as flat as possible, which might be a problem with eg a poster that's been rolled up.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:40 pm 
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I was hoping someone woud say "just post it to me, I run a reprographics deparment and can scan anything "

Ho hum . I will give it a go with a decent camera


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