Although at first glance the final print resembles a photograph, a scanography image is very different from a classic or micro-photograph. Extraordinarily high image resolution, exceeding any available commercial camera, is what truly sets scanography apart. No camera was used to capture these images, but rather a quality digital scanner.

Other fundamental differences are primary magnification (500-4000%), multiple focal centers, texture, proximity, depth and zero-point perspective. Images are not further enlarged during printing, sustaining a stunning level of detail, regardless of their size.


Photography: Single focal point

Scanography: Even focus across the entire image


Scanography: Zero-point perspective - visually flat image

Photography: Perspective relies on a viewing angle


Scanography: The primary goal is texture and detail

Photography: The goal is overall composition and theme


Photography: The object appears at a certain distance

Scanography: No distance - the object appears touchable


Photography: Requires external light sources

Scanography: Uses a single direct internal light source