I have been following the recent discussions carefully about flatbed scanner results with dry scanning, wet scanning, and some hybrid dry methods. Everyone seems to claim good results. A recent comment by one member implied that another member's acceptable results that he had seen were not all that great.
What I would like to see is members submit electronic copies of their best scans along with information on what scanner and method was used. Maybe the same negative scanned with two different methods. A sample library if you will. This would be different from the Scanner Comparison test results.
We could then download a file and even print it on our printer. We could then use the file and print as a reference for knowing how good our own scans are coming along.
I would not expect my new flat bed scanner to get the results of a Heidelberg, but it would be nice to see how much improvement I could squeeze out of it by changing my technique.
What do you think?
BTW: If the library idea does not fly and anyone would like to send me their files directly, I am open to that.