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Re: filmscanners: Color saturation with Vuescan



Michael

I will try this and see how it works for me. Is it much of a problem
getting rid of the orange mask from the negative?

It also appears I need to buy some books...

--
Jim


Michael Moore wrote:
> 
> Jim: I have a Minolta Scan Elite which I use for scanning color negs... I
> don't use VueScan, just the Minolta software, but the way I take my scans
> into PShop is the key to my success... I had the same problem with
> apparently flat scans as well, until I started to scan the neg directly into
> PShop as a linear file, this means that your scan software does not make the
> reversal to give you a positive image... what you want is to have the full
> blown neg with all its info come directly via TWAIN in PShop... you then do
> an Image>Adjust>Invert, which will give you a positive image... the ones I
> get at this stage are all too bright and apparently flat, but when I go to
> Inage>Adjust>Levels and adjust the sliders, or as I recently discovered, use
> the droppers to set my white, black and mid points, the picture pops almost
> magically into adjustment... A good book on all this is Photoshop 5 & 5.5
> for Photographers by Barry Haynes and Wendy Crumpler, published by New
> Riders. Costs about $55 (less at Amazon) It explains from a photographers
> point of view how to use PShop and has good coverage on color calibration
> and scanning as well as using Levels and Curves. Good Luck, hope this helps.
> 
> Mike M.




 




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