Scanner advice (first film)

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Scott in Florida, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Scott in Florida

    John Bean Guest

    It even has profiles for some film/developer combinations.
    Saves a lot of time sometimes even with an unsupported
    combinations because you can often get close to what you
    want, minimising the fine-tuning.
    I've used it with Nikon (LS-30), Minolta (Scan Dual III) and
    now with an Epson 4990. In all cases Vuescan produces
    significantly better scans than the software supplied with
    the scanner, though the scanner OEM software is often
    simpler to use for non-critical scanning tasks. I've also
    tried Silverfast which produces nice results once I fought
    my way through the odd user interface but since it's not as
    flexible as Vuescan - and more expensive - I didn't pursue

    Vuescan's user interface puts some people off - it's *very*
    plain and functional, no frills at all. I like that :)
    John Bean, Aug 2, 2005
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  2. Scott in Florida

    ASAAR Guest

    Sounds like you got a Picture CD, which contains JPG files that
    are 1536x1024 pixels (from 35mm) and 1536x864 pixels (from Advanced
    Photo System film). Each Picture CD can hold images from only one
    roll of film, partly because each CD also contains imaging software.

    Photo CDs on the other hand can hold images from many rolls of
    film, basically limited only by what fits on the CD. This is
    usually over 100 images, or about 5 rolls of film. Each PhotoCD
    contain PCD files which have five copies of each image at
    resolutions ranging from 192x128 to 3072x2048 pixels. If you use
    IrfanView to view PCD images, it defaults to showing the 768 x 512
    pixel version.

    To show either of the largest two image sizes (1536x1024 or
    3072x2048) you have to download and install the PhotoCD plugin.
    There's also a Pro Photo CD designed that's really designed for
    images from MF roll film and 4x5 sheets which adds a sixth
    resolution image of 6144x4096 pixels. IrfanView doesn't have an
    option to display these 24mp images.
    ASAAR, Aug 2, 2005
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  3. Scott in Florida

    ASAAR Guest

    Use the latter and you'll paint yourself into a corner, Digi-Daddy.
    ASAAR, Aug 2, 2005
  4. Scott in Florida

    Father Kodak Guest

    .... Just asking, hypothetically, you know....

    Father Kodak
    Father Kodak, Aug 3, 2005
  5. Scott in Florida

    ASAAR Guest

    s'OK. As long as you don't call me Asok (no relation).
    ASAAR, Aug 3, 2005
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