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Re: filmscanners: Question about Vuescan
On Sun, 28 Oct 2001 10:46:54 -0600, you wrote:
>As I remember it, Ed Hamrick (creator of Vuescan) has said that if you use
>one of the slide settings, the program will attempt to make the scan look
>like the original scene by applying the profile to make corrections. If you
>use the "Image" selection (which ignores any profiles), the program will
>make the scan look like the slide. Since I like the deeply saturated look
>of Velvia, I use the "Image" setting, so that the saturation is retained,
>rather than being desaturated to match the actual scene. I would suggest
>that, if you like the way the slide looks, use the "Image" setting and
>don't worry about profiles for slide film.
>My workflow is to scan all the slides into raw files when I get them from
>the lab, then re-scan the raw files from disk at a later time. In this way,
>each slide is only scanned once and it is scanned fresh from the box
>without giving dust a chance to settle on it. With the Polaroid SprintScan
>4000, I can load the slide holder with four slides, insert them into the
>scanner, and tell Vuescan to scan frames 1-4 as raw scans, then go away and
>do something else while the scanning takes place. Very convenient.
Thanks for finalizing that clarification, Stan. I think the awareness
of what the "image" setting is was just starting to dawn, only having
had the program a week. I am definitely going to try that.
I also like your workflow idea. Unfortunately, the FS2710 has no
batch scan function, so I have to feed 'em one at a time. However,
for raw files, I could dispense with the Preview and cut the time by
about half, right? Or is the Preview necessary for the scanner to
evaluate the image?