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RE: filmscanners: Best scanner software
Polacolor insight includes a profile for the scanner. The profile describes
the color characteristics of the scanner, the film (chrome) being scanned is
From: Dave King [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Best scanner software
I take it from your comment that Insight does not have provision for
IT-8 calibration. Does it at least have provision for using the
profile made with Silverfast? What I want in a scanner software is
the ability to set endpoints, get essentially the same tone/color
balance as the original (profile comes in here), and high bit output.
I'm another one who prefers doing final edits on high bit files in PS.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Corwin <email@example.com>
> First thing I would is to calibrate the ss4000 using supplied
> out the documentation from Silverfast on doing the calibration.
> Ian Lyon's site and print out his documentation on doing the
> Read through both of them a few times. Between those two sources,
> be OK in doing the process, even though some steps are not crystal
> If you have trouble, forget it, and go right to using Polacolor.
> first scans, only use well exposed slides. Polacolor is easy to
> should deliver you good scans right from the get go. Truly, a few
> and you're there.
> Once you've gotten comfortable with Polacolor, and scanning slides,
> would I recommend learning Silverfast. It has WAY more tools than
> need for now, and the documentation is lousy (the PDF I downloaded
> even show you the button for ejecting film!)
> Or if you have negs, Vuescan is definitely worth it. But please get
> comfortable with slides first. You'll be happier.
> Have fun,
> David Corwin