Using Vuescan with slides I have found that media type image and white
balance produce the best results most of the time. I only consider any other
options when I find I am not getting decent results. When I do try various
other combinations or scanning software I rarely produce anything better.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark T." <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2001 7:25 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Vuescan Image vs Slide setting
> A small cautionary tale.
> It appears Vuescan's 'Slide' setting may result in blown out highlights,
> 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
> the following.
> 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
> 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
> enough, there was my lost data..
> Moral - if your highlights are blown, check that setting!
> If you're interested, I've posted samples here..
> Mark T.