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    Scanning guide?

    I just acquired an Epson V700, and was wondering if there's a thorough guide on how to get best results scanning color chromes (mostly Provia, Velvia and Astia), online or dead tree. Last time I scanned was on a dedicated film scanner over ten years ago, and that was not a quality-oriented effort...

    And to pre-empt: I could start searching here reading through the hundreds of posts, and googling, but if anyone has written or uses a good guide I'd appreciate pointers

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    Re: Scanning guide?

    Here's a good place to start.

    http://scantips.com/

    Peter

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    Re: Scanning guide?

    Thanks, a bit rudimentary, but the calculator is very useful.

    By the way, are scanners (V700) linear devices? ie. should "expose" to the right when scanning to maximize quality?

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    Re: Scanning guide?

    Use Vuescan, read about Lock Film Base Color. That really increases consistency at least roll to roll. If all your slides are all mixed up from all different rolls then there isn't much you can do except tweak each one individually.

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    Re: Scanning guide?

    Use a sheet of glass, wet mount to bottom side. Use spacers to get a good focus (cut up bits of business card for rough spacers). 4x Multipass scan using 48 bit scan at 6400dpi. Take this scan and apply Imagenomic noise reduction (or some other if you wish) and then downsize to 2400 dpi . use Photokit Sharpener capture sharpening (4x5 superfine).

    Try to get a profile built using the best target you can afford or rent (or download my scratch one from http://www.timparkin.co.uk/blog/more_profiles). Apply no colour conversion when scanning and assign this profile when you are in photoshop.

    I have a target made using a Hutch target and it has made a great difference in the shadows.. (I'll blog about it sometime soon and put it up for download)

    Tim
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    Re: Scanning guide?

    Hutchcolor is also a great place to go to get a guide on making a profile for scanning:
    https://www.hutchcolor.com/HCT_instructions.htm

    Their targets are very good of course, but you can also download their profiling guide for free that tells you everything you would want to know about optimizing a scanner profile.
    Pat Herold
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    Re: Scanning guide?

    Quote Originally Posted by timparkin View Post
    ...download my scratch one from http://www.timparkin.co.uk/blog/more_profiles).
    Tim,
    The URL for this link is malformed...


    Steve

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    Re: Scanning guide?

    Thanks, guys, this is very helpful!

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    Re: Scanning guide?

    Still Developing at http://www.timparkin.co.uk and scanning at http://cheapdrumscanning.com

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    Re: Scanning guide?

    Quote Originally Posted by feppe View Post
    I just acquired an Epson V700, and was wondering if there's a thorough guide on how to get best results scanning color chromes (mostly Provia, Velvia and Astia), online or dead tree. Last time I scanned was on a dedicated film scanner over ten years ago, and that was not a quality-oriented effort...

    And to pre-empt: I could start searching here reading through the hundreds of posts, and googling, but if anyone has written or uses a good guide I'd appreciate pointers
    You will need to achieve focus. That will require tests to find the proper height for the holder/film combination.

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