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Re: filmscanners: Scanner resolution (was: BWP seeks scanner)



> At 11:41 PM 6/19/01 +0100, Richard wrote:
> 
>> Open the Leafscan image in PS and see if you can get approximately close to
>> the Nikon scan. I couldn't
> 
> Boy, I must be missing something here.
> 
> You're on the wrong track.  You can't fix the Leaf
> image; it's already had its shadow tones compressed
> into oblivion.

Sorry, I meant the Nikon scan of course.

> 
> Open the *Nikon* image.  Go to Image->Adjust->Levels
> and move the black slider up to about 10 or 12.  Note
> how the "haze" disappears.  Move the slider to 15
> and the image looks even better -- except for the
> shadows, which disappear in blackness.

There's no way to get even close to the Leafscan colours in PS, I tried
Levels as above and it looks awful, the face tones are too dark.
> 
>> I've been thinking about the Nikon 4000ED too, so it was interesting for me
>> to see the comparison.
> 
> 
> It's a bogus comparison.  It proves nothing about
> the relative merits of either scanner.

Its all food for thought as far as I'm concerned.

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Regards

Richard

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