I just checked the Altamira web site, located at
I found the following: You have the light version of GF 2.0 bundled with
your scanner and you register it from the web site.
The site also notes: The Genuine Fractals LE software included in the
bundle enables users of the Coolscan line to save images as resolution-free
files that can be enlarged far beyond their original size with surprisingly
high-quality results. Genuine Fractals 2.0 LE lets you start with up to 8 MB
of data in your images and enlarge them up to 64 MB.
In short you are limited to 8MB files.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Douglas Landrum
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 8:53 PM
To: Scanner List
Subject: filmscanners: Genuine Fractals
I bought a Nikon Coolscan IV about 10 days ago that has a full version of
Genuine Fractals bundled in. There was no documentation for Genuine
Fractals. Altamira's web site is useless. I have loaded Fractals as a
plugin to Photoshop 6.0.1.
When I tried to use Genuine Fractal, I saved a TIFF file produced by Vuescan
to GF's STN file in Photoshop. When I retrieved the file and tried to scale
it, I saw a thumbnail of the photo that had a heavy pattern embedded. When
I opened the scaled image, the photo had the pattern overlay (I am guessing
here) that all but obliterated the image. Does anyone know what I am doing
wrong? Is this a license disabling device? GF came with no instructions
and no serial number. I did not even see a serial number insertion on the
installation. Any reference to documentation would also be helpful.
Thanks, Doug Landrum, Digital Dunce.