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Re: filmscanners: Color saturation with Vuescan
I think what the low-budget photo printers must do is set the black and
white points of the image well inside their normal settings, losing detail
in highlights and shadows.
The best I could recommend is a lot of sweat continuing to practice working
with levels and curves in Photoshop.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Sharp" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 8:12 AM
Subject: filmscanners: Color saturation with Vuescan
| I have a Minolta Scan Dual I purchased recently, mostly with the thought
| of using it with color negative film for web work. It was inexpensive
| and I assumed it would be adequate for my intended use. I have been
| using Vuescan with it and have been basically pleased with how it's
| worked out with one exception. - Color saturation.
| It seems no matter what I try my scans come out "flat" for lack of a
| better word. They just don't seem to have much color, yet the negatives
| are fine when printed using a standard photographic process.
| I can fix this to a large degree in Photoshop, but it's tedious and
| difficult to keep the color balance correct, especially with skin tones.
| No matter what I try, even a low $$ photographic reprint still looks
| much better to my eye.
| I'm pretty new to all this and I can't help but think there is something
| basic I'm missing... Any help would be greatly appreciated.