Counterpoint - everything you are doing in Silverfast I can do much better
in PhotoShop or PhotoPaint. All I want from the scan is to capture all the
details in it - Vuescan will do this for me very nicely and very easily.
If I need to further adjust white and black points, detail in highlights
and/or shadows, or colors, I have more tools available in PhotoShop/Paint
and all of the pixels I need are there from the initial scan.
Its like in the darkroom - the pleasure of knowing what I'm doing. I do the
same in PhotoPaint as you do in Silverfast but I can see what I am doing
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mikael Risedal" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 9:38 PM
Subject: RE: filmscanners: NikonScan 3.1-Silverfast 5.2 - Vuescan
| If you know what you are doing when you are scanning a negative or
| film Silverfast is IMO superior to all other scanner software on the
| market today..No other software have all the
| features and parameters as Silverfast have (general color handling,
| specific color handling, white, gray ,and black point. curves , histogram
| and much much more. I can measure up the film in Silverfast and get
| scanning results who are much better in all aspects than a calculating
| software. It all depends on your own skills when you are working with
| Silverfast. VueScan is a excellent software but Silverfast is a scanning
| If someone really will learn how to scan a film my suggestion is use
| Silverfast and VueScan
| For easy scan-VueScan. For complex scan-Silverfast.
| Its takes many many hours of training to be a good scanner operator but it
| worth it. Its like in the darkroom- the pleasure of knowing what Im doing.
| Mikael Risedal
| Lund Sweden
| >From: Paul Chefurka <Paul_Chefurka@pmc-sierra.com>
| >Reply-To: email@example.com
| >To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
| >Subject: RE: filmscanners: NikonScan 3.1-Silverfast 5.2 - Vuescan
| >Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 04:56:38 -0700
| >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:firstname.lastname@example.org]
| >Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 11:54 PM
| >To: email@example.com
| >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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