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In my capacity as Graphics SIG leader I often receive e-mailed questions from members asking for help or comments or opinions about things graphical.

I generally try to reply with whatever information that I have that is relevant to the question. Some of these questions and answers often strike me as general enough to be of interest to members other than the one actually submitting the question. These are contained in the list below. I presume that the list will grow with time.

These answers are typically dashed off rather casually and may not initially contain sufficient information to strike other readers as being as informative as they would like. If this is the case with any that you are interested in, do not hesitate to e-mail me a request for clarification. This may lead to new additional answers or revised current answers. Your comments would be appreciated.

Alex

Q. How many pictures would you estimate will fit in the computer? I know it depends on the HD so how many per gig?

Q. Picasa finds many instances of the same pictures occurring in multiple folders on my hard drive. Can I safely delete these duplicates?

Q.  PhotoAlbum (JASC ver 5 and Corel ver 6) finds many instances of the same pictures occurring in multiple folders on my hard drive. Can I safely delete these duplicates?

Q.  I make many scans of photos (prints and slides). They look good on the screen but bad when I print them. What am I doing wrong?

Q. What ppi should I use for scanning 35mm slides on my flat bed scanner?  I donít want to do a lot of arithmetic,