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[filmscanners] Re: Polaroid Dust and Scratch Removal



Art

What Photoshop folder does the .b? file go into?

Thanks.

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Entlich" <artistic-1@shaw.ca>
To: <simon@sclamb.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 3:32 PM
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Polaroid Dust and Scratch Removal


> Yes, that's true, I just tried it with a Minolta Dual II scan, and it
> picked up on a scratch I could barely even see on the image, and by
> manipulating the parameters I was able to remove some high frequency
> elements like dust dirt, and even grain/noise.
>
> Gee, don't tell Polaroid ;-)  This thing could be worth money!
>
> Art
>
> Kapetanakis, Constantine wrote:
>
> > By appropriately selecting the mask parameters one can aslo reduce image
> > noise and grain.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Arthur Entlich [mailto:artistic-1@shaw.ca]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 9:38 AM
> > To: KAPETAC@polaroid.com
> > Subject: [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
> > standard.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Art
> >
> > 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
> >>
> >>>problems?
> >>>
> >>>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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