I've just posted a short series of 3 pictures (starting with
They are scanned from some old 6x6 negatives at the modest resolution of 300 dpi (the scanner can handle 4800 dpi).
They are nothing special from the artistic point of view but they have an astonishing detail and grey scale ( I hope that impression survives PB's compression). despite the files being no larger than about 1.5 Meg. Does anyone have an idea as to what allows these images to retain so much "pleasing" information despite the massive amounts of information in the negatives being compressed to less than what comes out of an old mobilephone?