When placing your order with us, you are presented with the choice of normal or high quality scans. But what's the difference between these two options, and which one should you choose? Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of normal and high resolution film scans, and explore some of the factors that you should consider when making your decision.

Regular scans are the most common type of film scan and are typically used for everyday purposes. Regular scans are a good choice for most photography, including portraits, landscapes, and candid shots. They are also a good cost-effective option if your main goal is printing small to medium-sized prints.

Regular scans are also faster and more affordable than high resolution scans. Because regular scans capture less detail and produce smaller files, they are quicker and easier to process. This makes them a good choice if you're on a tight budget or need your scans quickly.

High resolution scans are used for more detailed and critical applications, such as fine art photography, archival preservation, and large-scale printing. High resolution scans capture more detail and produce larger files, which can be used for high-quality printing or digital editing.

High resolution scans also offer more flexibility and control. Because high resolution scans capture more detail, they allow you to make larger prints or crop your images more extensively. They also provide more information, which can be useful for color correction and other digital editing tasks.

Regular scans are adequate for most photography, but high resolution scans are necessary for specialized applications, primarily for those that need the flexibility in editing. If you're shooting film for personal use or for small prints, regular scans will probably be sufficient. But if you're a professional photographer or are working on a critical project, high resolution scans are a better choice.

Overall, the choice between regular and high resolution film scans will depend on your personal preferences and the specific needs of your photos or project.  At the end of the day, it all comes down your budget, timeline, and end use when deciding which type of scan is best for you.

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--Matt Rygh

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