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

It looks to me as if your black point setting is substantially too high and
all the deep shadows have been clipped in the Nikon software.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Fergus Hammond" <FHammond@Adobe.COM>
To: <filmscanners@lists.cix.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 10:32 AM
Subject: filmscanners: FW: Shadow detail & LS-4000

| First, apologies if I've messed up posting to the list. I subscribed a
| 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
| 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
| in the shadows.
| Suggestions? Am I just being unrealistic in my expectations?
| Regards,
| Fergus Hammond
| Adobe Systems Inc.


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