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RE: filmscanners: NikonScan 3.1-Silverfast 5.2 - Vuescan

Silverfast is at http://www.silverfast.com - the price is $307 USD
Vuscan is a http://www.hamrick.com - the price is $40 which includes Vueprint 
as well.

I've been using Vuescan for a over a year now.  I bought Silverfast 5 for my 
Polaroid SS4000 (before it was bundled) and consider it to be the biggest waste 
of money in my digital darkroom experience.  Not kidding.  High bit scans in 
Vuescan and final corrections in PS6 for me are faster and better than anything 
Silverfast can offer.

I've downloaded and tried NikonScan 3.1 and it doesn't produce any better 
images than 3.0, and IMO the interface still sucks.   Vuescan is still faster 
and better, amd I even prefer the interface.

Paul Chefurka

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Amos [mailto:hamos@triad.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 11:54 PM
To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
Subject: Re: filmscanners: NikonScan 3.1-Silverfast 5.2 - Vuescan


I have and love the new Nikon LS4000 scanner.  According to some on this
usergroup and others I know, the software that comes with the scanner is
inferior.  Some say Silverfast, some say Vuscan.  Where do you get these
software packages and how much do they cost?  Which is better?  What
will they do that NikonScan 3.1 won't do?  Thanks.

Ray Amos


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