The Silverfast manual can be accessed from the preview window of Silverfast
then click on the 'question mark.' The manual is a pdf file and is quite
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Sleep" <TonySleep@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Insight, Silverfast, VS - was What's MFT
> On Fri, 6 Apr 2001 00:35:35 EDT (RogerMillerPhoto@aol.com) wrote:
> > However, now I'm trying
> > to figure out how the undocumented Insight and poorly documented
> > Silverfast software works. No one on the list offered to help me
> > figure it out following my last post.
> Insight should have a help file, and certainly did, though I don't know if
> that has gone AWOL with later versions supplied on CD.
> Silverfast is pretty hard, and I wouldn't try and engage with that unless
> and until you know your way round scanning. Even then, it's far from
> intuitive as it goes way beyond basic scanning functions.
> However the real problem with most scanner s/w is that you get no
> education about which adjustments to use for which faults, or even how to
> identify them correctly. I have some sympathy with this : you wouldn't
> expect a car handbook to tell you how the clutch works and when to use it.
> It's no help right now, but I am working on addressing this as part of
> website Mk2.
> My credibility WRT that must be <0 by now, as it has taken so long. But
> the end of the major diversion - evolution of an equitable subscription
> scheme*** quite unlike anything else on the net - which has delayed it, is
> now in sight.
> > Maybe I need to buy Vuscan.
> > (LOL, as they say!)
> You don't *need* to, and there's a good case for getting to grips with 8
> bit scanning using Insight first as its controls are more intuitive. To
> get the best out of VS often requires a different approach, scanning to
> 16bit and carrying out some corrections within PS. Ultimately it is worth
> it, especially with negs, but it may temporarily increase vertigo for
> people who are clinging on to the steep and rocky learning curve by their
> fingernails. Take small steps, breathe deeply, rest often, don't look down
> *** I will post a separate msg about this soon, as we need beta testers.
> Tony Sleep
> http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner
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