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filmscanners: Re: Nikon LS4000ED inquiry

At 8:49 AM +1000 3-11-01, Rob Geraghty wrote:
>"Bill Fernandez" <bill_sub@billfernandez.com> wrote:
>>  o You have to decide whether or not to use ICE and/or GEM BEFORE you
>  > scan...
>Have you tried Vuescan?  With Vuescan you could save raw files and recrop
>later without rescanning.

BF: I've just gotten the new Vuescan to recognize the scanner and am 
looking forward to trying this.

>  > o It also comes with a motorized filmstrip adapter....In
>  > practice however it is cranky, inconvenient, and frustrating.
>This comment really surprises me.  I've scanned many rolls of film using the
filmstrip adapter with my LS30...

BF: I think that it will turn out to be a good thing for making 
moderate quality batch scans, but I'm finding that to get the most 
out of my images I have to hand tune the settings for each image, and 
in this type of workflow the motorized filmstrip adapter makes me 
angry when I use it.  Part of this has to do with the stupid and 
inconvenient way the software handles the making of thumbnail 
previews, part of this has to do with the stupid and clunky way it 
handles adjusting the framing, part of this has to do with the stupid 
and time-consuming way it wants to throw out the thumbnails and 
recreate them after every scan, and dang it-- part of this has to do 
with the hardware not having an eject button!  To put it bluntly I 
FEEL like the software and hardware were specially designed to balk 
me at every turn X-(.  It makes me mad.


Bill Fernandez  *  User Interface Architect  *  Bill Fernandez Design

(505) 346-3080  *  bill_sub@billfernandez.com  *  http://billfernandez.com


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