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RE: filmscanners: Vuescan question

I am one of those who has not found the problems that others report with 
Nikonscan; I have found it to do what it should do, quickly and with great 
control.  I bought Vuescan after reading how much better it was, but have 
not found it to be either better or worse, just different and much more 
difficult to use - for me (who has not spent much time on learning how to 
cope with its non-G UI).  The histogram in Nikonscan I find invaluable: I 
always feel as though I am flying blind with Vuescan even though the 
results are usually not bad.

Last time I tried Vuescan's IR dust removal I found it didn't work as well 
for me as ICE, but this may have improved since then, or at least I should 
say it definitely has improved going by what I have read here.

The bottom line for me is that I have both, and I actually use 
Nikonscan.  There are plenty of others for whom the opposite will apply.  I 
will say that for most people there is nothing wrong with Nikonscan, and it 
is one of the most powerful OEM scanning softwares around.  I suggest the 
obvious - try Nikonscan (which you have) and try Vuescan 
(try-before-you-buy version) and compare.  Then tell us what you discover.


PS if it is the learning curve that is worrying you about Nikonscan, I 
think it is not too bad, and you will learn much about your scanner 
features and capabilities that would be useful anyway, even if you end up 
using Vuescan.  The Vuescan interface means that you can remain unaware of 
scanner features for a long time!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk 
>[mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Steve Woolfenden
>Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001 5:27 PM
>Subject: filmscanners: Vuescan question
>I'm a little apprehensive asking this question considering the present 
>debate , but , I'm a total novice to scanning and you've got to start 
>I've just bought a Nikon 4000 scanner , which came with the Nikon Scan3 
>software . I've not even used it enough to form an opinion about it , but 
>am wondering whether I should be going straight over to vuescan - others 
>have told me its "better". Is this the case and what does it do that the 
>supplied stuff wont?
>Thanks ,
>p.s. I see a few familiar names from the Contax list here - Hi guys!

Julian Robinson
in usually sunny, smog free Canberra, Australia


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