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[filmscanners] Re: Using NikonScan and Vuescan together

>Thanks for the suggestion. I've just tried this with my Nikon LS4000 -
>turning off color management and setting the preview gamma to 1.0 so that
>the raw tif file is suitable for Vuescan. Then I used Vuescan to color
>process the file, and lo and behold, the final image is better coloured and
>sharper than either the Nikon scans (with color management) or Vuescans. All
>were done with ICE or IR cleaning on.
>Vuescan's IR cleaning seems to soften the images too much, so by this
>method, as you say, we get the best of both worlds it seems. It's too good
>to be true!!
>I've also gone back to Vuescan 7.2.6 . I've tried 7.4 and 7.5 and for my
>scanner they seem worse.
>Has anyone else tried the combination of scanning software?
>Bob Frost.

I've used a similar approach for the Polaroid SS4K for some time:
producing a raw file from Insight and adjusting it in either Vuescan
or Silverfast. This generally seems to produce a better result than
doing everything in any one of the three programmes, at least for

When you say the recent versions of Vuescan seem worse for the LS4000
what do you mean exactly? Just slower, or are the results visibly
inferior to the earlier versions of Vuescan?

Jeremy Nicholl

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