A couple of excellent resources for information on Unsharp Mask are Dan
Margulis article (http://www.ledet.com/margulis - you may need to double
check this link) and Wayne Fulton's Scantip site (http://www.scantips.com/).
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Frank Nichols
> Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2001 12:31 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Getting started question
> > just takes longer to learn how to scan negs with good consistent
> > results.
> > --James Hill
> I will second that - using negatives with Mirafoto it seems like I had to
> work forever on every scan, then with Vuescan it was just 1/2
> forever (maybe
> 1/4) :-).
> But scanning the slides I am spending most of my time just looking for
> something I CAN do to it - they are coming out almost perfect.
> The scariest
> part so far has been trying to figure out the USM to use. These are Provia
> 100F slides scanned at 2700 DPI on my Scanwit and they look a bit "soft".
> However, where I normally start getting nervous if I use over 150% at 1.2
> radius with threshold of 4 on negatives (Kodak Super 100) here I
> am up into
> 250% or more before I see the effect I want - and I seem to have
> to be more
> careful to avoid pixelization at those levels.