glare from scans

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by cindy, Aug 26, 2003.

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    cindy Guest

    Is there a way to reduce glare produced when scanning a photo?
    cindy, Aug 26, 2003
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    Eric Gill Guest

    Use a scanner that doesn't produce glare?
    Eric Gill, Aug 26, 2003
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    Randy Hills Guest

    try rotating your scan document 45 degrees or so or set it to reflective
    Randy Hills, Aug 26, 2003
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    Blittzen Guest

    brilliant answer

    Blittzen, Aug 26, 2003
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    Eric Gill Guest

    Indeed. If a scanner is producing glare, it's broken.
    Eric Gill, Aug 26, 2003
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    ben-dover Guest

    all i can suggest is to try different settings on your scanner and see if
    you can locate the cause of the glare i personally have never seen a scanner
    produce glare but you never know.
    ben-dover, Aug 27, 2003
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    cindy Guest

    it's new, and not a cheap one, so I doubt that.
    cindy, Aug 27, 2003
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    Eric Gill Guest

    I don't. One of the good things about a scanner is that you are able to
    control the exact amount of light on the flatbed, drum or scan chamber.

    Either you're not giving us a very good description of the problem (for
    example, those prints don't just happen to have a velveteen finish, do
    they?) or the scanner is screwy.
    Eric Gill, Aug 27, 2003
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    J C Guest

    If you see glare, then I'd guess you're scanning extremely gloss
    prints and that the print is not 100% in contact with the glass.

    Try placing sheets of cardboard ontop of the photo then lowering the

    -- JC
    J C, Aug 27, 2003
  10. Depending on exactly what is meant by 'glare', it may be produced by haze on the scanner glass.

    I have a brand new epson perfection 2400 photo which needs to be taken apart to clean the haze
    off the underside of the glass. If I scan prints at the bottom of the glass (nearest the lid
    opening) they are perfect. Scaning at the top where the haze is produces something one might
    call 'glare' on print scans.

    Doesn't seem to effect scanned negatives. Perhaps because those scans are not reflective, but
    use light passing through the film.

    I have read that new scanners with dirty glass is quite common . . particularly Epson.
    Steve Simpson, Aug 27, 2003
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    cindy Guest

    Thanks, J C, that's exactly what's going on. The photo has a portion that
    was probably water damaged at one time. It's not perfectly flat.
    I will give the cardboard a shot.
    cindy, Aug 28, 2003
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    J C Guest

    You're welcome.

    Since I have the slide adapter lid on one of our machines, when
    scanning reflective art, the lid does not push down on the image
    enough... so we have several cardboard sheets that we place on top
    (one of which is extremely thick for particularly recalictrant

    -- JC
    J C, Aug 28, 2003
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    Uni Guest

    Bad idea. Try less than 180 degrees.

    Uni, Aug 30, 2003
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    Buster Guest

    Instead of lowering the opacity to 50%, try setting the top layer to
    difference mode, and it's very easy to line them up.
    Buster, Aug 30, 2003
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