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Digital Images: scanning, digitizing, editing, and preserving your photos - free webinar June 27 by Geoff Rasmussen

WebinarlogoLearn how to correctly digitize your documents and photos, which resolution (dpi) to choose, which file types are the best (.jpg, .tif, etc.), and how to fix, repair, or enhance your digital image collections in a free webinar on Wednesday, June 13 presented by Geoff Rasmussen.

Join us for the live webinar on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2PM (Eastern U.S.). Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Due to the pre-registration numbers, if you want to attend the live session, please join at least 30-40 minutes early to ensure your virtual seat. Before joining, please visit to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.


About the presenter

GeoffMug2Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. As host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, he has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello and basketball. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.

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Good webinar for beginners.

One important point that was left out is how to trade resolution for image size. If you have a small image (and I have some an inch square) similar to slides they need to be scanned at very high resolution, say 2400, so later you have the option of making the size larger by making the resolution smaller, 300, for instance.

I also have an Espon scanner so I see the same screen options that you showed. In Home Mode, when I choose 'Resolution' the 'Target Size' is greyed out at 'Original'. On small pictures, especially, this is not going to work well.

Also, if you're going to print photos, the scans need to be much larger that what you need to view them on your screen.

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