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Re: filmscanners: Magnification of light - AND brief density math lesson...
From: Austin Franklin <email@example.com>
> I'm a REAL minimalist. I develop my own film, and make sure it has
> particulate matter on it after it is dry, and put it into ClearFile
> to keep dust off of them, then into a 3 ring SEALED notebook, and
> file cabinet. I use a filtered film drying cabinet.
> I use compressed air and blow any particulate matter off them before
> scanning. I am anal about this, I do NOT do any dust spotting in PS
> I have NO choice.
> I use a Leafscan 45. It has a single ND filter for scanning B&W, so
> ALL the problems associated with scanning RGB and converting. I
> at optical resolution of the scanner. I set my setpoints in the
> driver, set my tonal curve in the scanner driver, and scan. I may
> or three final scans if I don't like something...but I do NO
> PS except image size with no interpolation.
> My scanner does 16 bit scans and applies the setpoints and tonal
> the high bit data and returns 8 bit data to me. It really is a
> workflow...and I believe I get fantastic results. I use no USM, nor
> other three letter acronym on my scan data. The most I do is use
> tool to make up for some defect, possibly a scratch, in the
Very cool workflow. I like it. What is your printing workflow?