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    book recommendations on scanning?

    Can someone recommend a good "how to" book on scanning film on a flatbed scanner? I am looking for something that gives detail and explanation but does not overwhelm me with a lot of techno babble, formulas.

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    Re: book recommendations on scanning?

    I don't think such a book exists, a pity. Perhaps a market for an author?

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    Re: book recommendations on scanning?

    Which scan software are you using and what would you except from such a book?

    There's a book on Silverfast: http://www.amazon.com/SilverFast-Off.../dp/0782141978
    Here's a generic one: http://www.amazon.com/Scanning-Negat...ref=pd_sim_b_1
    And another: http://www.amazon.com/Real-World-Sca.../dp/0321241320

    Best regards,

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    I wish someone would just write some half decent software for scanning.

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    Re: book recommendations on scanning?

    I have "Scanning Negatives and Slides by Sascha Steinhoff" in my shelf, have read it and I think it was crap. Didn´t get anything out of it. I´m rather new to scanning so my hope was to learn something. Guess Google are the best way to learn as long as you have some feeling of whats true and whats not.

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    Re: book recommendations on scanning?

    The vuescan bible, availabe on kindle. I dont have it though.

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    Re: book recommendations on scanning?

    I have the Real World Scanning book and quite like it

    I agree about the assessment of the Steinhoff book. +1 for the crap.

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    Re: book recommendations on scanning?

    I ordered a copy of the Real World Scanning. I hope it has some good information

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    Re: book recommendations on scanning?

    The Silverfast one is very basic and not worth the price IMO.
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    Re: book recommendations on scanning?

    I found rockynook's "Scanning negatives & slides", Sascha Steinhoff, to be pretty useful. Sorry Papac.

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