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Re: filmscanners: Vuescan:two small requests

----- Original Message -----
From: <EdHamrick@aol.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Vuescan:two small requests

> In a message dated 7/23/2001 0:03:25 AM EST, BobKehl@kvernkehl.com writes:
> > There's just two small items that really seem lacking to me and really
> >  me down and frustrate me every time I use it.
> >
> >      1.) A "browse for folder" button to locate the folder to save files
> You can already do this with the commands in the Folder menu.

I checked it out.  Yes I missed that earlier. I now stand corrected.
Still it would be nice to see this on the files tab.  then there'd be one
less place to go to adjust settings for a scan.  But I'm glad for the
function no matter where it is.  Thank you.

> >      2.)A multi-image preview screen for thumbnails.
> Yes, this would be nice.  It's not simple to add this, given that
> VueScan has to work with a wide range of scanners, many
> of which can't even move the film holder under VueScan's
> control.  There are other complications too - the special
> mode that the Nikon scanners use to quickly acquire
> thumbnails has many subtle problems that are hard to
> work around.

Hard? or impossible.  If it was easy anyone could do it.  : )
Do you feel the challenge?
ON a more serious note, maybe this is an item to incorporate into Vuescan
Pro, the $400 version.  Some of us would pay for this versiion.  It's either
that or buy Silverfast, which is really expensive since you have to pay for
each scanner you want to use,  or else we just do without (that is, use
NikonScan).  To some of us our time is worth a lot of money.  If we can get
the gorgeous output we get from Vuescan and all the features and stuff we've
come accustomed to in other Windows software, we'd pay the price.  I realize
others can't afford or justify the cost of $400 software (although many of
them managed to aquire Adobe Photshop somehow) but a basic version of
Vuescan could still be available to those who just want the basic

Best Regards,

Bob Kehl


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