Try out Vuescan and see if you like it - trial download is free.
The essential differences are that Vuescan is designed to (and does) capture
*all* information from the slide or film, and then you adjust color, tone and
contrast in Photoshop.
Silverfast is designed to do color, tone and contrast adjustment at the scan
stage such that you (hopefully) will need no more, or perhaps just minimal
adjustments in Photoshop.
I go the Vuescan route myself - I feel I can adjust better in Photoshop
post-processing than at the scan stage where I see only the preview, and I am
confident Vuescan captures every bit of information that I need to do so.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara White" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 3:38 PM
Subject: filmscanners: SS120 and Silverfast/Vuescan
| I'm a new owner of this scanner and I'm wondering if anyone else has a
| problem with Silverfast and Photoshop! So far version 5.2 and 5.5 will
| not run on my Photoshop (6.0) and the tech guy doesn't seem to know why.
| Any ideas?
| Should I just skip it and go to Vuescan? What are the advantages of Vuescan?
| Thanks for any replies.
| Barbara White/Architectural Photography