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[filmscanners] Re: RAW?

Most of the tweaking done in a scanner is "computer", not
 something done by physically altering how the scanner wo
rks. (A few thing DO change the scanning process, such as
 the long exposure scan used for dense images.) 
Thus yo
u can scan raw, save to the hard drive, then later read t
he raw image into vuescan. So it is the most flexible.

I should put out that vuescan does its tweaking based on
 the cropped image. That is, only the cropped image is an
-----Original Message-----
From: "Carlisle Lan
del" <clandel@roadrunner.com>

Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 15
To: <lists@lazygranch.com>
Subject: [filmscanne
rs] Re: RAW?

Hi Preston,

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

You make a *great* point that I ou
ght to upgrade for the updates
alone.  Maybe (in fact, i
t is quite likely) I'll do the upgrade
regardless of my
output format, but the original question still
However, maybe I need to restate the question in light of

your comments.

So here goes:  What format gives me t
he *most* flexibility for post-
scanning correction/proc
essing/etc.?  And corollary to this:  Is
there a *downsi
de* (other than sheer file size) to such a format?



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

> "Carlisle Landel" asked "Upgrade and s
can RAW, or just go with TIFF?"
> ----------------------
> What is your level of color-correction expertis
e? As I understand your
> plans, you want to bulk-scan a
 bunch of slides unattended. Without
> making
> individ
ual adjustments to the software for each scan, you will h
> 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 t
o get really good final images. If you are very
> compet
ent in
> Photoshop color correction, it may help to star
t with RAW files
> ( though I
> doubt it), otherwise, s
tarting with tiffs (or jpegs) will be just
> as good.

> I'd suggest you pick out a dozen representative slide
s and take
> them through
> the complete scanning/corre
cting process to get a good idea of what
> you will
> b
e doing before starting to scan the bulk of the slides. Y
ou may
> want to
> make some changes in your workflow b
efore you get ALL the slides
> scanned.
> I'm not fa
miliar with VueScan's RAW format, but in general RAW
> p
> give some additional options in color-correc
tion, but 95% of the
> necessary
> work can be done in
Photoshop alone.
> A greater reason to get the Pro ve
rsion is to get a lifetime of
> updates.
> It's pretty
good insurance or $40. I don't know how often Ed
> updat
es the
> program these days, but several years ago he wo
uld put out updates
> every
> week or so.
> Pres
ton Earle
> PEarle@triad.rr.com
> www.sawdustforbrains.
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