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Re: filmscanners: Re: Vuescan gripes

on 7/24/01 5:54 AM, EdHamrick@aol.com at EdHamrick@aol.com wrote:

> I recommend people keep their eye on the
> ball - i.e. the quality of the images that VueScan
> produces.  I personally would be quite happy
> using an MS-DOS user interface if this
> produced better looking images.

Ed, this whole thread started because I was complaining about BUGS in the
interface, not the design per se. The fact that you can't use standard Mac
OS dialogs to select files folders etc is ridiculous and leads to serious
errors like the embedding of invisible backspace characters in filenames,
paths such as scans/raw getting translated into folder names and so on.
Batch scans disappear into the ether as a result. Moreover, the crop tool on
the Mac frequently *does not work*.

I known that one-man cross-platform software is tough... vuescan is
positively user-friendly compared to Helmut Dersch's excellent panotools
suite... but a tiny amount of effort here would reap a large reward.

Austin is also quite correct to bemoan the lack of a histogram. Most
experienced scanner users can make better judgements from a histogram than
from a preview.

John Brownlow


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