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    New Epson Scan 2 64 bit For MAC OSX Catalina

    Having just upgraded to MAC OSX Catalina, I have installed the new Epson Scan 64 bit software.
    First thoughts of the program is "it's horrible"....

    It's slow and unresponsive compared to the older 32 bit version.
    Has anyone else tried it on the new Mac OSX and what's your view ?

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    Re: New Epson Scan 2 64 bit For MAC OSX Catalina

    I have not upgraded yet, but tried out the Epson Scan "2" software and have to agree.

    At first, I got excited by an updated interface, a bit cleaner looking... and really love that you can do a customized file naming system, that helps a lot so I don't have to rename all my files post-scanning.

    However, being someone who does their color correction using the histogram, I've encountered a major issue. Generally, what I always do is go into the "All" histogram channel, use the black picker on the film base, bring the white point near the edge of the histogram and adjust the mid point to where I like it. Then I go into each R, G and B channels and adjust the color to how I like it. Most times, I return to the "All" channel to touch-up on the exposure at the end. In Epson Scan "1" software, adjusting the "All" histogram channel proportionately moves the individual RGB channels, so that your color adjustments are preserved. In Epson Scan "2" software, adjusting the "All" channel sets the individually RGB channels to a matching value, destroying any color adjustments you've made. Below is an example to make clear.

    Initial Adjustment
    A 70 1.25 177
    R 65 1.23 158
    G 70 1.13 178
    B 76 1.20 185

    Epson Scan 1
    A 70 1.08 178
    R 65 1.12 162
    G 70 1.02 182
    B 76 1.10 189

    Epson Scan 2
    A 70 1.08 178
    R 70 1.08 178
    G 70 1.08 178
    B 70 1.08 178

    If anyone color corrects their photos with the histogram other than switching software or not updating, would love to hear as well! Also, I did submit a support request to epson and await their response. Hopefully they have some insight besides "try unplugging and replugging the scanner back in."

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    Re: New Epson Scan 2 64 bit For MAC OSX Catalina

    Because I did not find an Epson Scan software on the German Epson side I paid Vuescan and so far it works.
    Where can I find the Epson SW for Catalina and my Epson 750 Pro scanner?

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    Re: New Epson Scan 2 64 bit For MAC OSX Catalina

    I received a reply from Epson Support that acknowledges that there is an issue with the histogram...

    "I have received word from our team in Japan and they have acknowledged that there is a flaw in the histogram feature. They will make plans to fix the issue, but they could not provide any ETA at this time. They may have more details next week."

    To be continued...


    Quote Originally Posted by ericmichaelmichael View Post
    I have not upgraded yet, but tried out the Epson Scan "2" software and have to agree.

    At first, I got excited by an updated interface, a bit cleaner looking... and really love that you can do a customized file naming system, that helps a lot so I don't have to rename all my files post-scanning.

    However, being someone who does their color correction using the histogram, I've encountered a major issue. Generally, what I always do is go into the "All" histogram channel, use the black picker on the film base, bring the white point near the edge of the histogram and adjust the mid point to where I like it. Then I go into each R, G and B channels and adjust the color to how I like it. Most times, I return to the "All" channel to touch-up on the exposure at the end. In Epson Scan "1" software, adjusting the "All" histogram channel proportionately moves the individual RGB channels, so that your color adjustments are preserved. In Epson Scan "2" software, adjusting the "All" channel sets the individually RGB channels to a matching value, destroying any color adjustments you've made. Below is an example to make clear.

    Initial Adjustment
    A 70 1.25 177
    R 65 1.23 158
    G 70 1.13 178
    B 76 1.20 185

    Epson Scan 1
    A 70 1.08 178
    R 65 1.12 162
    G 70 1.02 182
    B 76 1.10 189

    Epson Scan 2
    A 70 1.08 178
    R 70 1.08 178
    G 70 1.08 178
    B 70 1.08 178

    If anyone color corrects their photos with the histogram other than switching software or not updating, would love to hear as well! Also, I did submit a support request to epson and await their response. Hopefully they have some insight besides "try unplugging and replugging the scanner back in."

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    Re: New Epson Scan 2 64 bit For MAC OSX Catalina

    I just received a new iMac, and it shipped with 10.14, which is was I was hoping for, as I didn't want to have all my 32 bit apps dead. I upgraded from a 2009 iMac on 10.10, so I had to run a lot of updates after it transferred all my data. The Epson updater installs Epson Scan 2, but doesn't delete the older Epson Scan, so I can use both for now an upgrade to Catalina if and when I'm happy with Epson Scan 2 (all my other remaining 32 bit apps are ancient things I can probably delete). It also installed a newer printer utility 4, which looks to be much better than 3, so that's an upgrade. In short, if you run the Epson updater, you'll have both to use for some time.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/

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    Re: New Epson Scan 2 64 bit For MAC OSX Catalina

    Quote Originally Posted by IanBarber View Post
    Having just upgraded to MAC OSX Catalina, I have installed the new Epson Scan 64 bit software.
    First thoughts of the program is "it's horrible"....

    It's slow and unresponsive compared to the older 32 bit version.
    Has anyone else tried it on the new Mac OSX and what's your view ?
    I've been using Epson scan 2 a bit because I had to update to Catalina OS X with an Epson V750. It is missing Digital ICE, which I find very annoying. Unless I am missing something? It seemed like the previous software was much better... I also wish you could rotate your selection incase you didn't put the film in perfectly straight.

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