Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Question Re Scanning Slides  
User currently offlineRound_engine From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 64 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

After shooting color print film for years, I decided I'd give color slides a try. I shot three rolls (Fuji Sensia 100), had them process by Fuji in Phoenix, AZ and have to admit, the slides looked fantastic. When I tried to scan them using my Minolta Scan Dual scanner/Vuescan software and the same color settings I had used for the Fuji Reala negatives (gamma 2.2, brightness 1.0), I got very dark scans. I brightened them up by increasing the brightness setting to 2.0 with the following results:


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Ralph M. Pettersen



Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Ralph M. Pettersen



For comparison, the following shot was taken the same day using Fuji Reala. The results are quite different!


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Ralph M. Pettersen



The blue sky seems be overpowering, to the extent where the aluminum skin of the C-82 appears blue. BTW...I used Photoshop 6 software and normally adjust the scans using the clone tool, the unsharp mask and occassionally, the contrast/brightness settings.

What am I missing here?? I see so many great looking pics using Sensia film and the Vuescan/Scan Dual combination. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Ralph Pettersen

5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

Ralph,

I now use gamma 2.8 in VueScan 7.1.17 - this newish version doesn't have a Brightness setting (with older versions of VueScan I used to use a lower gamma but have the brightness setting increased above the default). It might be worth you checking which "color balance" and "color space" settings you are using - I find "White balance" for the former and "sRGB" for the latter to be most effective.

If you haven't, it might also be worth changing the "media type" setting on the device tab to "slide film" and make sure that the "slide vendor" setting on the color tab is set to "generic".

Other than that, I can't explain why your skies go so blue.

Andy (previously AndyEastMids!)


User currently offlineRound_engine From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 64 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2252 times:

Hi Andy,
Had all the settings per your suggestion. Decided I'd try the latest version of Vuescan so I downloaded v 7.1.25. Although the scans were a little dark, the color of the sky was a "normal" blue and it didn't overwhelm the entire pic. Must have been something with the version I was using. Do you know if there is any way to lighten up the scan from Vuescan? I can do it with Photoshop but seems to me that it would be better to scan at the proper brightness rather than lightening it up later.
Regards,
Ralph


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2250 times:

I sometimes try to pull upp the gamma when I have a dark photo, at times I've had it up to 2.8 or 3.0, but I usually leave it on 2.2

Staffan


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 768 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

On another list I read that Ed had recently (ver. 7.1.20) made a mod to Vuescan to handle blue skies better (on request from an Av. photographer I believe!).

Apart from playing with the Gamma, I sometimes find using a experimenting with the colour space helps. While I normally use sRGB, CIE rgb gives pleasing results with very saturated/contrasty slides.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineRound_engine From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 64 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

Thanks guys,
Looks like the new software with a gamma of 3.0 does the trick for me. Scans are comparable in quality to the Reala negative scans.
Ralph Pettesen


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Scanning 2 1/4 Slides posted Thu Jan 19 2006 19:19:15 by PHL27RPhotog
Quick Question About Scanning posted Thu Oct 6 2005 01:58:29 by ACDC8
Quick Question Re: Catagory posted Thu Jul 14 2005 22:28:27 by Johndm1957
Question Re This Pic...... posted Thu Jun 9 2005 19:44:56 by Lekky-Man
Question Re: Photo Licensing posted Mon Jun 14 2004 18:41:07 by Jakbar
Scanning Slides posted Mon Jan 26 2004 04:47:23 by Cancidas
Photoshop 7 Question Re Blackspots ... posted Tue Jun 10 2003 13:40:58 by Rotate
Scanning Slides, Need To Unframe Them? posted Fri Apr 25 2003 19:57:17 by Lugonza_2001
Scanning Slides posted Fri May 11 2001 04:19:40 by Gbergerf1
Question About Scanning posted Mon Feb 5 2001 08:26:14 by Bruce