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[filmscanners] Re: comments on using NikonScan/PC

On 04/03/03 6:57 PM, "owenpevans" <owenpevans@rogers.com> wrote:

> I learned a trick or two from a friend of mine who has ICE and the Nikon
> scanner whereas I, like you, also use the SS-4000.
> If you ICE a slide and then use unsharp mask with two separate passes;
> you'll flip over the result. My pal calls it the Leica effect. It's like
> taking a shot with a Summicron or better Leica lens.
> Scan your slide and then do your levels and colour etc. When your satisfied
> that you can't do any better, go to Unsharp Mask and set the following
> settings:
> Amount = 15%
> Radius = 45 pixels
> Threshold = 0 levels
> Run Unsharp mask
> Now go back and set the following settings for a second run of unsharp mask:
> Amount = 150%
> Radius = 1 pixel
> Threshold = 0 levels.
> This works even if you don't have ICE.
> You'll be stunned by the results.

What resolution are you using?  The optimum USM radius settings depend
strongly on resolution.

Julian Vrieslander <julianv@mindspring.com>

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