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Re: filmscanners: Vuescan Settings



Rafe wrote:

>I'm sure even Vuescan has a a way to set
both of these -- if not, I'd trash it.

It definitely does. Going "up" is not necessesarily the best direction. The 
gamma is settable to a remarkable degree, but not necessarily predictable. 
White-point and Black-point are not exactly "intuitive," either. This means 
doing a lot of experiments as you learn the program.

If someone were to write down the results and publish them, I'm sure it 
would be useful to Vuescan users, at least for a week or two--Ed is so busy 
updating (Good Lord, what a fertile mind this guy must have!) that nobody 
can keep up! :-) I memorized v5.9, but by the time I got to v6.7 I was 
totally burned out, and had no memory left--in case anybody was wondering 
what's wrong with me, it's all Ed's fault! ;-)

It's a *good* program, but it's not an *easy* program. :-)

Best regards--LRA

>From: Raphael Bustin <rafeb@channel1.com>
>Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Vuescan Settings
>Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 12:36:12 -0400 (EDT)
>
>
>
>On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Norman Unsworth wrote:
>
> > For Tony Sleep -
> >
> > I really appreciated your workflow description, especially the part 
>about
> > trying to use Vuescan settings that will capture all data on the slide /
> > negative. It's easy enough to lower the white point to ensure no 
>clipping at
> > the high end as you suggest, and it works well. How to you do the same 
>at
> > the dark end of the spectrum? I've been raising the gamma considerably
> > (several whole points) and sometimes that still doesn't get the dark end 
>off
> > the end of the histogram.
>
>
>Gamma adjustments, by definition, don't
>affect white point or black point --
>only the stuff in between.
>
>I'm sure even Vuescan has a a way to set
>both of these -- if not, I'd trash it.
>
>
>rafe b.
>

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