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Re: filmscanners: Skin tones




I think you can use the 2 software at the side of each other for different 
film readings.
If you need a rely  powerful tool try Silverfast
Best regards
Mikael Risedal
Photographer
Lund Sweden

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>From: "John Bradbury" <bradbury@on.aibn.com>
>Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Skin tones
>Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 16:08:37 -0400
>
>Hi Mikael
>The "white" background has made the difference. I did make the final prints
>from the Vuescan image, but after working the yellowier nikonscan image in
>Photoshop I get a printable image that is a little warmer.
>The thing I feared was the thought of having to use nikonscan for outdoor
>shots and Vuescan for studio shots.
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Mikael Risedal <risedal@hotmail.com>
>To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
>Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 10:06 PM
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Skin tones
>
>
> > Hello John
> > I measure both pictures taken indoors of the lady in black hair.
> > That one you think are to yellow are clearly much better
> > to print. Skin tones in CMYK are OK  (little much yellow)
> > The other picture have a magenta cast in the skin tones.   (reddish) 
>This
> > one is not good to print. (in a  for  example newspaper) . Red and 
>magenta
> > are much stronger and skin tones and are a printing problem. A good role
>is
> > to have more yellow than magenta in a skin tone.
> > If you look at the wall behind the person- VueScan read it as gray. Only
>you
> > know if this is right.
> > Take the gray pipette in NikonScan and make a reading from the wall and 
>se
> > what's happens.
> > A common fault in a scanned picture are when  a person are in front of a
> > wall who are white or gray -that the wall often have a cyan cast given
>from
> > the scanner and software.
> > Specially difficult does it get if the scanner software not have a 
>measure
> > point in the negative who are white, black or gray - than there can be
>very
> > strange skin tones.
> > Best way to solve the problem is to take one picture first where the
>person
> > hold a gray scale and color scale in front of them as a reference.
> > Best regards
> > Mikael Risedal
> > Photographer
> > Lund
> > Sweden
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > >From: "John Bradbury" <bradbury@on.aibn.com>
> > >Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> > >To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
> > >Subject: filmscanners: Skin tones
> > >Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 16:57:31 -0400
> > >
> > >Using a Nikon LS 3 with both NikonScan 3.1, and the latest version of
> > >Vuescan I find a wide variation in skin tones under different light
>sources
> > >see the images at:
> > >http://www.littlebarn.com/test/index.htm
> > >The film used for both images is Kodak Portra 160 NC. Image 1 is with
> > >studio
> > >lighting, Image 2 is with fill flash.
> > >For printing the outdoor shot I used the Nikonscan image with 
>Autolevels
> > >from PS. The Vuescan image looked dead
> > >For the Studio shot I used the Vuescan image with autolevels. The
>Nikonscan
> > >image is far too yellow
> > >note how the NikonScan is very warm compared to the cold Vuescan image.
> > >John Bradbury
> > >
> >
> > 
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