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[filmscanners] Initial Scan

  • To: lexa@lexa.ru
  • Subject: [filmscanners] Initial Scan
  • From: "" <HMSDOC@aol.com>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 22:57:40 EDT
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Generally, when scanning I have just been letting the scanner software do its
thing (Polaroid Insight with SS4000+) and importing to Photoshop to adjust
levels etc....Should I be looking at histograms before 'finishing the scan'
and working in PS to make sure there is no clipping etc.....I guess this
breaks down to a few questions:

1) If you want to look for clipping at the white and black points is it best
to look at the histogram in the scanner software (which to my eye is a bit
difficult to read) or in PS after the scan is done and imported (which has
easier to read histograms but would require a total rescan if there were a

2) If there wer clipping at, say, the white point...what could be done with
the scanner software to improve that situation and compress the histogram?

3) Same question as 2, but with the black point being clipped.


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