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Re: filmscanners: Bypassing the scanner software filters and getting the raw data?

Hi, Mark--

Don't know about Minolta's native driver (and my Acer's Raw scans aren't 
very sophisticated), but Vuescan does a very good job of outputing Raw 

I tend to agree with you--if you're going to correct in the image program, 
what's the point of correcting in the driver program? Or vice-versa?

OTOH, not all programs are equal.

Best regards--LRA

>From: "Mark Edmonds" <mmje@mmje.demon.co.uk>
>Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 19:01:12 +0100
>Hi all,
>Is this possible and is my logic correct?
>I am reasoning that the output from the actual scanner hardware is always
>going to be in the same range of digital values irrespective of what
>adjustments are made in the scanner software (apart from resolution of
>course). Therefore, is it possible to get the actual raw data out of the
>scanner and bypass any processing? What I am aiming to do is to have all my
>scans coming out at exactly the same setting (ie: no processing) so that
>they all have a common base and then I can adjust with whatever software I
>am using over the following years. My scanner is a Minolta Scan Speed and I
>am running NT4 with the standard Minolta scanning software.
>Thanks for any comments!

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