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[filmscanners] RE: Re:digitising slides


  • To: lexa@lexa.ru
  • Subject: [filmscanners] RE: Re:digitising slides
  • From: "Jack Phipps" <JPhipps@asf.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 05:49:06 -0500
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Hi again LAURIE--
Thanks for your clarification and questions.

-----Original Message-----
From: LAURIE SOLOMON

Jack,

>Apart from your now standard plug for your products, which seems to appear
in all your posts to this and other lists :-),

I guess my enthusiasm for our products does get a little tiresome for the
list members. However, it is something I do know a little bit about. I think
they are valuable tools people should be aware of and at least try to see if
they work for them.

>What I was asking was are there or would there need to be different
scripts...

Yes. I divide the images into horizontal and vertical, separate and fisheye
lens images (a special script that converts the images into a more normal
projection).

There are other separations, but the script is quite complex and along with
the plug-ins corrects for over and under exposure.

Of course any of the images coming out of the script can be further
artistically rendered to provide additional improvement. Portraits could get
additional softening; technical images might get additional sharpening for
example. But in the case of the 400 images, they went into a slide show
without any additional changes.

>Obviously, if one uses your products within the scripted actions, one would
have to know before hand the proper settings for and sequencing of the three
applications before one could include them into any scripted action.

The only adjustments for Digital ROC are additional color corrections, so
the defaults are used.

There are several adjustments for Digital SHO, but for the script the
defaults are used.

The default for Digital GEM could be used, but we bump the highlight and
shadow sliders up to 60% and leave the clarity (softening vs. sharpening) at
0%.

>Would one use ROC before SHO before GEM or doesn't the sequence matter?

The order I use is Digital ROC, Digital SHO and Digital GEM. This is because
that is the order I put them in when I use them without scripts. I get the
color right with Digital ROC, bring out the detail in the shadows with
Digital SHO. Digital SHO does not cause an image to be grainier, but when
you bring out the shadow detail, noise becomes more apparent. Then I know
how much Digital GEM to apply.

>Would one use these three applications on each layer individually or in the
end after one has flattened the Photoshop file?

The D100 numbers the images sequentially. The script automatically brings in
the first three images into one image. The script determines how much of
each image to add. Then the image is flattened and the plug-ins are applied.

>Apart from their merit as individual requests for more detail, I think the
above questions indicate that some thought, time, and energy has to go into
devising the scripted actions and into their application.

He may have spent on a day scanning 400 images, but it took him a lot more
time to write the script. There are many scripts for different purposes.
Parts of these were combined to produce the script he used.

I hope this helps!

Jack Phipps
Applied Science Fiction

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