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Re: filmscanners: Vuescan question

Thanks for the alternative view Julian! I suppose I really should try both
and see - ultimately I suspect that I might go for the easiest option in the
shortterm as I'm also trying to find my way round Photoshop and a new
printer all at the same time !

> 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.
> will say that for most people there is nothing wrong with Nikonscan, and
> 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.
> Julian
> 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
> >somewhere....
> >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 ,
> >Steve
> >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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