Andyhunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4632 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW PHOTO SCREENER
Don't scan with K64
Put on flame resitant suit!
Seriously, I would try with Vuescan, it has a setting specifically for K64, which is a well known hard to scan slide film. And before we get all of those "K64 kids" shouting their little mouthes off, it IS a tough film, otherwise Vuescan wouldn't have a special setting for it.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4615 times:
All my slide scans are Kodachrome... Some of them admittedly don't stand up to today's standards as they were uploaded some time ago, but I fully endorse the VueScan recommendation as I could never get a scan I found to be acceptable off K64 from the Minolta software. Having said that, I now have a Nikon scanner and I think Nikonscan does OK on K-64.
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4594 times:
i would also contact Tim DeGroot...his scans that he uploads here of his and his father's slides are flawless and I've actually talked to him a little bit about scanning Kodachrome slides as well....I find them to be really tough to scan, with Fuji film being much easier (but lately after shooting lots of digital I find both hard to scan, i'm getting rusty on my scanning! )
It's a good possibility that I'll be getting the Scan Dual II or III in the near future, I have the old Scan Dual right now but I've got more than its money's worth out of it, that's for sure...
RayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4585 times:
I use a Nikon Coolsan III and on its own Kodachrome looks awful. So I bought Vuescan and it changed my life, well, not quite but it meant I was able to submit my old shots with confindence.
Once scanned in Vuescan, I crop and level the image and then clean it up in Photoshop 7. To do this, I magnify the image on the 200% setting so I can I identify all the grime (of course, I have used a soft opticians cloth carefully and a blower already). Once cleaned with the cloning tool, I rename file as (say) "G-BNLX_clean.tif". The I shrink it to 1024 across and precede to apply Unsharp Mask using Amount=70, Radius=1, Threshold=0 and then re-save as "G-BNLX_anet.tif", and then again as a jpg file on maximum quality setting 12.
Sometimes, I need to lighten the image and try to make a note of this in the filename in case I need to re-do.
Carlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4521 times:
I also use Vuescan for my slides and can't complain. Kody is definitely more difficult to scan than Provia. One characteristic of scanning Kody slides will be the magenta (purplish) cast.... just make sure when your in PS that you reduce it in color adjustment. I usually go anywhere between -4 to -10 depending on the severity of the cast. Good luck!