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Re: filmscanners: Scanning issue

You should at least set the thresholds (black and white) on the scanning
software using the TWAIN software tools.  Inasmuch as the monitor is old and
not calibrated, I would make other adjustments at home in PS.  This could
well be a contributing cause to the darkness of the images, though the
colors will rarely be as vibrant as after manipulation/correction in PS -
the purpose of the scan is to get as much detail as possible, and tonal and
color corrections will bring the colors back to vibrancy.


----- Original Message -----
From: <tmaugham@erols.com>
To: "Scanner mailing list" <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 4:00 PM
Subject: filmscanners: Scanning issue

| I'm fairly new to the digital darkroom scene and am having some
| difficulty getting what I think should be good scans.  I am using a
| Canon FS2710 with the canon scanning software invoked via TWAIN from PS
| 6.0 on a computer at my place of employment.  I burn the images (PSD
| files) to a cd then load them on my PC at home (which also uses PS 6.0)
| and make any adjustments and do the printing there.  I notice that all
| of my images are at least 2 stops too dark and the colors not nearly as
| vibrant as on the original Ektachrome slides.  I am not making any
| adjustments whatsoever during the scanning process, is that my problem?
| Should I be making some adjustments in the scanning software prior to
| saving the image in PS or ???  Also, I doubt that the monitor on the
| office PC is correctly balanced (it's pretty old), would that make a
| difference?
| Thanks for any help!


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