I take Ed's comment, that the goal is a *custom* base removal for that any
particular film, and to make the image "look as much like the original scene
as possible", means making it look like the original as captured by that
particular film, but not making it look like the original as a generic
person would see it. Otherwise, the different mask settings for the
different films would seem to be spurious.
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To: "Filmscanners" <Filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2001 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Sprintscan 120 and new negative proile
| on 6/10/01 6:16 AM, EdHamrick@aol.com at EdHamrick@aol.com wrote:
| >> I remember reading something in the Vuescan manual which
| >> said something about 'making the image look as much like the original
| >> as possible'. In other words, applying a inverse H&D curve, presumably,
| > plus
| >> a custom base removal mask in the case of color neg. This seems absurd
| >> first part, I mean) since if successful it makes all emulsions look the
| >> same.
| > This is exactly the design goal of PhotoCD, and it's a design
| > goal of VueScan.
| your design goal is to eliminate the specific characteristics of
| which we as photographers CHOOSE because we like the rendering???
| genuinely speechless in Toronto
| John Brownlow