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[filmscanners] Re: RAW?



Hi Preston,

At this point, my expertise in color correction is essentially nil.
I figured I'd get busy acquiring  that next, but it seems easiest to
just start scanning.

You make a *great* point that I ought to upgrade for the updates
alone.  Maybe (in fact, it is quite likely) I'll do the upgrade
regardless of my output format, but the original question still
stands.  However, maybe I need to restate the question in light of
your comments.

So here goes:  What format gives me the *most* flexibility for post-
scanning correction/processing/etc.?  And corollary to this:  Is
there a *downside* (other than sheer file size) to such a format?

Thanks,

Carlisle


On Mar 2, 2009, at 1:12 PM, Preston Earle wrote:

> "Carlisle Landel" asked "Upgrade and scan RAW, or just go with TIFF?"
> -------------------------
>
> What is your level of color-correction expertise? As I understand your
> plans, you want to bulk-scan a bunch of slides unattended. Without
> making
> individual adjustments to the software for each scan, you will have
> a lot of
> color correction to do on each image. (Even with making individual
> adjustments for each scan, you will have to make a fair number of
> adjustments to get really good final images. If you are very
> competent in
> Photoshop color correction, it may help to start with RAW files
> ( though I
> doubt it), otherwise, starting with tiffs (or jpegs) will be just
> as good.
>
> I'd suggest you pick out a dozen representative slides and take
> them through
> the complete scanning/correcting process to get a good idea of what
> you will
> be doing before starting to scan the bulk of the slides. You may
> want to
> make some changes in your workflow before you get ALL the slides
> scanned.
>
> I'm not familiar with VueScan's RAW format, but in general RAW
> processors
> give some additional options in color-correction, but 95% of the
> necessary
> work can be done in Photoshop alone.
>
> A greater reason to get the Pro version is to get a lifetime of
> updates.
> It's pretty good insurance or $40. I don't know how often Ed
> updates the
> program these days, but several years ago he would put out updates
> every
> week or so.
>
>
> Preston Earle
> PEarle@triad.rr.com
> www.sawdustforbrains.blogspot.com
>
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