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Re: filmscanners: fogged film

Vuescan's settings are so cryptic that I couldn't suggest any concrete
numbers.  I would just suggest that after your initial "Preview", you start
by increasing the "Image brightness" to 2 or 3 perhaps, try different Gamma
numbers, uncheck "Auto black point" and try 0 or some decimal (this I've
never needed to try), and even play with the "White point" number %.

The nice thing is that after each adjustment just click "Prev Mem" and
rather than a lengthy re-prescan the program will redo it's memorized
prescanned image and give you a quick result.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Norman Quinn" <nquinn@uwimona.edu.jm>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2001 6:13 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: fogged film

| I think that Vuescan will obtain the maximum information available
| > from the admittedly foggy and dense film - it's design will do that.
| You
| > may have to adjust the gamma and brightness settings to do so, or even
| > adjusting the black point setting (after unchecking the "Auto black
| > box on the Color tab).
| It is Kodak Max 800 film - what settings would you suggest for Vuescan?.
| While Farmers Reducer may work, I idea of a 3 hr drive to Kingston,
| to drive around there looking for the chemical seems like the least
| preferred option.
| Norman Quinn
| Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory
| PO Box 35
| Discovery Bay, St. Ann
| Jamaica
| 876 973 2241 phone
| 876 973 3091


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