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Re: filmscanners: Polaroid 120 carrier doesn't line up

Excellent insight, Rafe. This isn't one of those "I Agree" posts, it's one 
of those "Take another look at this" posts.

So don't just *sit* there--Take Another Look! :-)

Best regards--LRA

>From: rafeb <rafeb@channel1.com>
>Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Polaroid 120 carrier  doesn't line up
>Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 22:03:52 -0400
>At 07:14 PM 7/16/01 +0100, Ian Lyons wrote:
> > New carriers won't cure this problem, but a firmware update will fix it
> >real easy. So don't let Polaroid go bust.
>Ironically, the "best" solution to this problem that
>I have seen is in the Epson 1640 TWAIN 5 driver.
>Since the TPU (transparency unit) really has no idea
>what sort of media you're presenting, it simply
>scans the entire 4x5 area of the TPU in the preview
>window.  Then all you do is select the frame you
>want with the crop window.  What could be simpler?
>And there's absolutely no reason that the Nikon 8000
>and/or Polaroid LS-120 couldn't offer the same
>approach.  I don't see why they tried to take it
>upon themselves to "guess" the image locations,
>and then fail miserably at their horrid guesses.
>It's one of those situations that leaves you
>wondering, "What were they thinking??"
>I would rank this among the major annoyances with
>the Nikon Scan software on the 8000.
>rafe b.

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