You may find this interesting.
I have about 100 business-card sized pieces of art. Collages. I scanned them into my computer a long time ago, before sending most of them off to agents and editors trying to promote my science fiction. FAIL!
(I still have about half of them, because I got depressed and didn't mail them all to their agent/editor/literary targets.)
Much later, I discovered that there were hidden depths to my work; that if I viewed the image files at extreme magnification that some AWESOME abstracts could be produced.
But they were blurry. Awesome but blurry.
I bought a high-resolution scanner, a Canon 9000f Mark II and spent about a month trying to make it work with my computer. Then I added 4 more GB of memory to my computer. Fail. I was creating image files half a gig, that seemed to be too big for any image viewer on my computer to handle.
Finally, I downloaded Irfanview. This is the first image viewer that can even open the files my scanner is creating.
I have not succeeded yet, but I am getting close.