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Re: filmscanners: FW: Shadow detail & LS-4000



Fergus,

Thanks for posting to the list, and welcome.  There are many things
that you might do to maximize shadow detail, but the obvious is to use
the multi scanning feature.

BTW, what do you do for Adobe Systems?

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: Fergus Hammond <FHammond@Adobe.COM>
To: <filmscanners@lists.cix.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 11:32 AM
Subject: filmscanners: FW: Shadow detail & LS-4000


> First, apologies if I've messed up posting to the list. I subscribed
a while
> ago and have just been reading. Looking back at the intro message
sent to
> me, there isn't a note on actually posting to the list.
>
> My question is regarding an LS-4000. I'm disappointed with the lack
of
> shadow detail in my scans. An example is
http://www.dingoboy.com/bad.jpg.
> This jpeg is a crop of a larger image, direct from the scanner
before any
> changes were made. It's not a wonderful photo but in the slide,
there is
> good shadow detail on the tree on the left side of the frame. In the
scan,
> the tree is just a big black shape. In general, I find that my scans
are
> very dark. My current workflow is to scan from NikonScan 3.0 (when
it
> doesn't crash!), then open the image in Photoshop. My understanding
is that,
> apart from the analog gain command and Digital Ice, the controls in
> NikonScan don't change how the scan is made but just modify the
results.
> Photoshop's Levels command helps somewhat but often, there's just no
details
> in the shadows.
>
> Suggestions? Am I just being unrealistic in my expectations?
>
> Regards,
> Fergus Hammond
> Adobe Systems Inc.
>




 




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