Negative scan beginner: help!

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Lew, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. Lew

    Lew Guest

    I'm a beginner using an ArtixScan 1800f -> SilverFast -> Photoshop to
    proof and print a large collection of color and black and white negatives.
    I've no idea where to start in choosing output types, grey , grey16, 12 bit
    color, 48 bit, etc... or how to arrive at profiles that do justice to the
    many types of cn material I have. Any help, pointers, book suggestions
    appreciated.

    -Lew
     
    Lew, Dec 14, 2003
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  2. And as soon as I went there, my computer received three tracking cookies
    from advertising companies. No thank you! I guess I won't be going back
    there again. Once again TANSTAAFL*


    *From Robert Heinlein: There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
     
    Major Malfunction, Dec 15, 2003
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  3. Lew

    Wayne Fulton Guest

    That is simply incorrect. I dont know the cause of your confusion, but
    what you stated here is very wrong. There are no tracking cookies from
    advertising companies at scantips.com. Any such tracking cookies must be
    from some prior sites you visited?
     
    Wayne Fulton, Dec 15, 2003
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  4. Lew

    Lew Guest

    Hey Wayne:
    It's a great site. Are there any _other_ books you could recommend?

    -Lew
     
    Lew, Dec 15, 2003
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  5. Lew

    Bruce Graham Guest

    Bullshit

    1. I ran Spybot
    2. I visited Wayne's site
    3. I ran Spybot

    No tracking cookies added.

    "Major Malfunction" is as good as his name. He should check his facts
    before maligning one of the useful free sites on the net.

    Bruce Graham
     
    Bruce Graham, Dec 15, 2003
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  6. Nope! That was the first site I visited and the time stamp for the cookies
    matched when I was there. I have now blocked the tracking site, not
    ScanTips. Since there was so much promotion for the book (which I have no
    objection to) I thought I'd check to see if anything was left behind on my
    system.

    I may be overly paranoid, but I sweep my computer a couple more than once a
    day, especially if I visit a new website I've never been to before. I
    usually sweep the last thing for the day and anytime I feel like during the
    day while I'm surfing. I learned my lesson by example: I ended up wiping
    someone's computer and reinstalling everything because they did not
    periodically check their system for tracking cookies and parasite software.
    There were too many to remove! Note: I'm not talking about normal computer
    virus problems, parasites and cookies are another issue altogether.

    Leaving this discussion on a positive note. . . ScanTips looked like it had
    some good information. I am probably going to go back there if I have a
    problem scanning I can't solve.
     
    Major Malfunction, Dec 16, 2003
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  7. I found the cookies after using IE Cookie View, available from the same
    source as SpyBot. SpyBot is a wonderful tool for parasites, but cookies are
    not parasite programs. SpyBot will find some tracking cookies, but that is
    not it's primary function. IE Cookie View will show you every cookie you
    have on your system, but it does not detect parasites or spyware. Different
    goal, different tool.

    I found ScanTips useful and am not opposed to the site. I found a wealth of
    useful information there. Now that I've blocked the sites that issues the
    cookies, not ScanTips, I will go back if I need a reference.
     
    Major Malfunction, Dec 16, 2003
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  8. The site does have a lot of information, but you do get a cookie from
    doubleclick.net when visiting. I cleaned my system of old cookies and then
    went to ScanTips to check the site out further. When I got done, I checked
    the cookie file again with IE Cookie View. There it was and it was date
    stamped 6:31 PM with today's date. That's when I was there. Cookie View also
    identifies it as a cookie associated with a company having known advertising
    links.

    Now in fairness to ScanTips, I did follow some links for the deals on
    scanner software, etc. It could be that I'm picking up the cookie when I
    follow those links, not the Scanner Tips pages themselves. I did return to
    ScanTips from all the links I followed, so I'll need to try again and
    monitor each step to determine when the cookie is being inserted.
     
    Major Malfunction, Dec 17, 2003
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  9. Lew

    Bruce Graham Guest

    Spybot DOES detect all known tracking cookies and specifically detects
    doubleclick you reference in another post.

    Their feature list stating this is here:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=features

    a specific description of double click is here:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=threats&detail=64

    I did not get doubleclick when I visited Scantips. Wayne Fulton has
    stated in this thread that he does not use cookies on his site. Do you
    think he is lying? I believe you most likely got the cookie from
    somewhere else. It is very widely used.

    Bruce Graham
     
    Bruce Graham, Dec 18, 2003
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