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[filmscanners] Re: Polaroid Dust and Scratch Removal

The way the software stands now, it should work on any image that has
dirt or dust or scratches.

Since it is a post scan operation, and Polaroid has chosen, at least for
now, not to tie it directly to their product line, you're getting a free
dust and scratch filter that is much more sophisticated than the one
that comes with PS.

I don't see why everyone wouldn't download it, quite honestly.  SInce it
has a stand alone version, you don't even have to own Photoshop, and the
plug in might even work with other programs which accept the PS filter

I never really had the time to use it with other scanners, but there is
no reason why it wouldn't be great with scanners like the Minoltas.  I
will have to give it a go soon and report back.

It does not rely on any hardware or firmware, and it has a negative and
positive mode.


myles wrote:

> Date sent:            Wed, 22 May 2002 03:37:24 -0700
> Send reply to:        filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> From:                 "Arthur Entlich" <artistic-1@shaw.ca>
> To:                   dryden@mgt.gla.ac.uk
> Subject:              [filmscanners] Re: Polaroid Dust and Scratch
> Removal
>>I have not installed the release version of this software yet, but I
>>worked with it in several versions in beta for months, and spent many
>>long nights helping it along to its final version 1.0.
>>This software is not a replacement for IR cleaning, but then again it
>>doesn't really need to be on a Polaroid scanner.  After all, Polaroid
>>scanner simply do not suffer from the problems that Nikon's manifest
>>from dust and scratches, so why should it be designed to fix Nikon's
>>I think it is rather nice of Polaroid to have decided to give this plug
>>in/stand alone for free to anyone who downloads it, regardless of the
>>scanner type (of course, that could change if too many non-Polaroid
>>clients start downloading it, who knows)  I can tell you that a lot of
>>time and effort went into coding, beta testing and debugging it.
> Does it make any sense for  Epson Flatbed scanners ?
> Myles
>>The principle advantages of this over dICE, are:
>>1- it's free, and added no cost to the scanner, and retrofits to all
>>previous scanners
>>2- once you get to understand it, it is faster than dICE

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