Need to scan BIG photo

BigLar

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In cleaning out my parent's home I came across a 20" x 30" mounted photo from 1928 of my mother. Some damage around the edges, but in very good shape.

I'd like to find a place to do a hi-res scan in one shot (that is, avoid piecing together multiple scans). Does anybody know where I can get that done?

Thanks.
 

arrfep

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Why are you opposed to stitching it? Scan it in four pieces, run it through any of a handful of available free stitching programs, and you're set.

Only other feasible option, I would imagine, would be to shoot it on a copy stand with a dslr.
 

fuzzybabybunny

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You should be able to get VERY good results if you scan in pieces and then stitch them together using any decent program.
 

BigLar

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I never tried a stitcher program, but it sounds like I may have missed something. Any recommendations?
 

corkyg

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Some things don't lend themselves to copy stands or stitching. This is a valuable 36 x 36 oil painting by deceased plein air artist, Robert Clunie. The photo was done with a DSLR of the painting where it hung on the wall. (This was for insurance purposes.)

Clunie

Many times when on trips and tours, it is useful to photograph a sign or a large map board. The DSLR does this easily.

It is an alternative for large items that can't be scanned.
 

996GT2

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Autopano Giga is the standard for stitching together large images. Its price is a bit steep, but it gives excellent results (we use it here at JHU Gigapixel).