A small cautionary tale.
It appears Vuescan's 'Slide' setting may result in blown out highlights, at
least for my Acer (perhaps it is related to the lack of exposure
control..?). I would be interested to hear if anyone else has experienced
A challenging (!) Ektachrome I scanned this morning was showing burnt out
highlights in a small area. I tried adjusting white and black points,
image brightness and gamma, and could not improve it. I had just about
given up and assumed the area was in fact burned out on the slide, or that
maybe the Acer wasn't resolving it. But then I tried Miraphoto, and it did
a better job.. So I went back to Vuescan, and puzzled over what the
problem was. I changed the Media Type to IMAGE rather than SLIDE, and sure
enough, there was my lost data..
Moral - if your highlights are blown, check that setting!
If you're interested, I've posted samples here..