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[filmscanners] Re: Scanning chromogenic



On Thu, 31 Jan 2002 22:58:10 +1100  Op's (martin@wollongong.apana.org.au)
wrote:

> Then what happens when an image scanned in colour is desaturated in
> Photoshop and printed
> with colour inks. Epson do say, as you mentioned also, that by printing
> in this manor gives
> a smoother gradient.
>
> By keeping the scan colour RGB and desaturating it there is more
> information kept than
> scanning in grey scale.

I agree with this. Scanning greyscale usually only uses one channel (green,
 typically). You get much smoother tones and lower apparent grain
by scanning RGB and then discarding colour information.

Regards

Tony Sleep
http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner info
& comparisons
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