Just so you know since you're new to Vuescan, you can have multiple versions
of Vuescan on your machine - keep the one you have for the long exposure
(just rename it or move it to a different drive so it's not overwritten) and
install the latest one. Then you'll have the best of both worlds.
Registration will unlock all of them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Greenbank" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: VueScan Long Exposure Pass
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: <EdHamrick@aol.com>
| To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 7:55 PM
| Subject: Re: filmscanners: VueScan Long Exposure Pass
| > In a message dated 5/4/2001 11:06:17 AM EST, email@example.com
| > writes:
| > > What about a slightly underexposed slide (this can produce a better
| > > when projected). I assume the long exposure would help.
| > VueScan already automatically lengthens the exposure to maximize
| > the intensity of the scanned image without saturating the brightest
| > pixels.
| > However, the "long exposure pass" option did two passes, one with
| > a properly exposed image and one with a significantly overexposed
| > image (usually 6x). This saturates all pixels above 1/6 of the maximum
| > intensity, and then these two passes were being combined.
| > The problem with this is that overexposed pixels will bleed charge
| > into adjacent pixels, and the amount of bleeding is unpredictable
| > (and it's also directional sometimes, bleeding mainly to either the
| > left or right).
| > Regards,
| > Ed Hamrick
| OK ed I've coughed upo my $40 as Ican't get Siverfast to behave but I am
| less than convinced that long exposure isn't a useful option.
| I've redone my tests and you can see the results at (refresh if necessary)
| Strangely 8x with long exposure is much better than 8x (with the echo). I
| tried 8x 4 times with similar results - I tried 8x with long exposure
| with similar improved (no echo) results.
| Is this a coincidence ? - seems unlikely to me.
| Why does 8x work better with long exposure?
| To be fair the noise levels are much better than Scan Wizard Pro or