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.
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> 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
> 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..
> Mark T.