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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Can someone who uses this scanner please contact me at my email (zeljeznjak1@cox.net). I just go this (am I taking a step backwards? Going from digital to slides???)

I would like to know what settings you use in scanning slides. Everything I get so far seems dark and grainy. (No, the slides are bright sunshine days on K64 and Fuji 100.) Thanks!!  Smile

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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Your not the only one stepping back from digital

SLR here I come...

LGW


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

2912n, I suggest you get Vuescan, much easier to get good results once you get going.

http://www.hamrick.com

Regards,

Staffan


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Yeah I dont believe in this Vuescan crap. I get fine results fromthe Minolta Scanning software.......

Anyway. If you're talking about the raw scan, yes they do come out dark but have you not fiddled around with the image correction area in the scanning software? Do you not use a photo manipulation tool such as Photoshop?

Justso you know this is what I do. I Scan as a 16 bit TIFF file at between 2400and 2820 dpi input resolution with an output resolution of 2400dpi. I also use either the sRGB colourspace or the Adobe Colourspace depending on the type of picture

Examples - Scanned at 2400dpi, 16 bit TIFF on sRGB colourspace. Converted to an 8bit JPEG file in Photoshop.


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Martin


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Thanks for the input. Is still shoot my digital, in fact I really enjoy it. But I also like film, so I shoot both.

I have been using Photshop Elements, which has given me good results with my digital photos. But I just unpacked the Minolta and hooked it up yesterday. A new toy that the wife has not forgiven me for yet....(Do women ever forgive us for anything?????)


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

Okay well be prepared for a long learning process.
It took me over 3 months to get the Minolta software to work theway i wanted it to  Smile and im stilll learning !

Martin


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

I agree with Staffan: Get Vuescan! It's a nice piece of scan software, which helped me a lot.

Gerardo



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User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Aer lingus,
Don't you get an oversized scan by using 2400 for both input and output?.
Thanks.

Hisham.


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

The output dpi doesn't matter what it is, it just determines the physical width of the image if it is printed. The input dpi is the one that determines how many pixels the scanned image will contain, and 2820 dpi gives an image about 3800 pixels wide, and if this is 1000 dpi or 20 dpi will only be noticed if it's printed.

Staffan


User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Save yourself Martin's three months of bother and get VueScan... I mucked about with the Minolta software but didn't like the results. VueScan worked straight out of the box for me and the very first pic I scanned with it, and the very first pic I uploaded here, was accepted  Smile OK, so that's a year ago, but using VueScan still works for me.

Andy


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Staffan,
Ya learn something new everyday !  Smile

Cheers,
Martin


User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

Thanks Staffan.
So is scanning at 2800 dpi and resizing from 3000 to 1000 pixels better than scanning at 700 dpi that gives a 1000 pixels wide pic?

Hisham.


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Hisham, it depends, having a 3000 pixel wide image after the scan is an advantage if you want to rotate the image or crop it. If there is a need for it, a normal sharpening could also be used before the downsizing to bring out detail on certain images.
If I know I won't have rotate or crop the photo, I sometimes scan at 1400 dpi to save time. I haven't noticed a significant difference in quailty between 1400 and 2800 dpi.

Staffan


User currently offlineTommy Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 912 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2264 times:

I strongly suggesst you get Vuescan and save yourself a lot of frustration and time.

Excellent results!

Tommy Mogren



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