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Re: filmscanners: Profiling scanners...

In a message dated 7/22/2001 6:19:56 AM EST, TonySleep@halftone.co.uk writes:

> Ed has deliberately 
>  integrated this into VS (rather than implementing it as a proper, 
>  changeable profile) to stop people stealing it and using it in other 
>  software.

Actually, the main reason I did it this way is that it was easier
to implement.

>  I can see Ed's point of view, since scanners generally seem to
> diverge very little from a generic spec

Interestingly, the better the scanner, the more this is true.
It turns out that you only really need Q60 calibration software
on not-so-good scanners, but it's usually only sold for more
expensive, higher quality scanners that don't really need it.

>  As a workaround, if you have a DIY scanner profile and Photoshop, you 
>  can obtain completely raw high-bit scans from your scanner via
> Vuescan and then apply the profile in PS.

The reason I removed the watermark from raw scan files is because
people on this list persuaded me that it would be useful to be
able to make raw scan files while evaluating VueScan and then
later processing these files after registering VueScan.  This way
you don't ever have to scan the same piece of film twice, even
when you're just evaluating VueScan.

Ed Hamrick


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