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RE: filmscanners: ScanWit Yellow stain

I'll try your solution with the blank frame.

I once tried to insert a piece of blank frame into the calibration hole and
it made the whole scan stripy!



BTW. I Bcc'd Mr. Honda Lo, so that's why I included all of your mail.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark T. [SMTP:markthomasz@ozemail.com.au]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 2:44 PM
> To:   filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject:      Re: filmscanners: ScanWit Yellow stain
> Further to Art's comprehensive troubleshooting tips..
> I hope I am wrong, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it's the lamp - & 
> therefore will be expensive to fix..
> Best of luck - I presume you have spoken/pleaded with Honda Lo?
> (Tell him that the good karma you would give out, from receiving a 
> replacement unit outside warranty, might bring MANY sales....)
> :)
> Anyway, if you are unable to get it sorted..., may I also offer a quick, 
> totally un-thought-out solution?
> Note that this is coming from a non-professional source, so is probably
> way 
> off target..
> If the stain is consistent, could you not scan a blank frame to get a 
> 'profile' of it, then reverse that, maybe blur it a bit, and apply it to 
> your image in Photoshop/whatever?  Not a nice addition to your workflow 
> (and ask someone *else* how to do it quickly!), but once you got the hang 
> of it..
> Mark T.
> ..who reckons all problems are easy to solve (provided they're not mine..)
> :)
> At 04:39 PM 25/06/01 -0700, Art wrote:
> >Dear Jerry,
> >
> >I just took a look at your attachment in Photoshop.  Of course, it is
> >heavily artifacted due to the downsampling and Jpegging.
> >
> >The first thing..
> (snipped)
> Oostrom, Jerry wrote:
> >   > Hi Alan,
> >   >
> >   > I recently received my scanner back from Acer, but it still showed
> >the same
> >   > problems. Here I have an example of an overexposed negative..
> (snipped again)


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