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

After having a quick look at your problem, I would suggest using
curves not levels for this type of "tough" lighting and contrast
range.  If you are color managed with a calibrated monitor you could
do the correction in Nikonscan, if not output a high bit file to
Photoshop and do the corrections there.


----- 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
> shadow detail in my scans. An example is
> 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
> the tree is just a big black shape. In general, I find that my scans
> very dark. My current workflow is to scan from NikonScan 3.0 (when
> 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
> Photoshop's Levels command helps somewhat but often, there's just no
> in the shadows.
> Suggestions? Am I just being unrealistic in my expectations?
> Regards,
> Fergus Hammond
> Adobe Systems Inc.


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