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RE: filmscanners: Vuescan Image vs Slide setting

I've just discovered the same thing this evening.  I am working on a
sizeable webby showing LS40's performance scanning various transparency
films, using Vuescan: single and multi-pass and Nikon Scan.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Mark T.
> Sent: 04 August 2001 07:26
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: Vuescan Image vs Slide setting
> 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
> 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 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..
> http://members.ozemail.com.au/~markthomasz/burnt.htm
> Mark T.


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