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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:00:36 +1000
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Do you use LZW compression on your TIF file?

Will Smith
Projet Officer (Botanical Imaging)
Queensland Herbarium
Science Delivery
Department of Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA)

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Queensland, Australia 4066
Phone: (07) 38969508

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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Linda Ann Vorobik
Sent: Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:53 AM
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Subject: Re: [SCIART] Processing pen and ink stippled illustrations -
whiter substrate

Hi all, I missed the original discussion, but thought I would weigh in
just in case:

I love strathmore 500 series drawing paper 1 ply, and trace over my
composition with a light table that I have built in to my drafting

I scan at 1200 dpi as a BitMap file, thus avoiding having to worry about
grey background.

For web postings, I reduce dpi (or ppi if you want to be fussy about
terminology) and save as JPG.

To submit to journals, I provide a 1200 dpi TIF file, but reduce the
size of the image to fit the width of the journal publishing the

link to detail of inked drawing at:

Linda Ann Vorobik, PhD Botanist, Botanical Artist, blogging at:
PO Box 866, Lopez Island, WA 98261; 360-468-3188; cell 510-520-2423

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