> | >
> | >Is there any resource where I can learn how to scan correctly? How did
> | >you guys (and girls) go about it?
> | I had problems with NikonScan AND I found it hard to learn. Instead,
> | I started using Vuescan, which I found to be far easier to get started
> | with, and produced nice results right away. Have a look at
> | www.hamrick.com. You can download a demo copy of Vuescan to play
> | with. Not an expensive program either.
> I had the opposite experience as the above poster. I found NikonScan easy to
> use from the start. On one particularly difficult slide, I decided to try
> Vuescan - I found it unintuitive and it produced no better results than
> NikonScan. But bear in mind, Vuescan does seem to be the program of choice
> for many many people.
> After scanning over 1000 slides, I am so familiar with NikonScan that it
> would be difficult for me to transition any other program. Also, it provides
> enough tools that I can use it as the only editor for scans that will just
> be displayed on the web. I found that setting up the "Preferences" is
> crucial to good results. I set the "Preferences" as follows:
> Gamma = 2.2 (and I have my monitor appropriately calibrated)
> Color Management => "Use Nikon Color Management", RGB => "Scanner RGB"
> color space
> (The latter setting allows use of all the editing tools while ignoring color
> space profiles (ie, you work with the original untreated image.)
I couldn't agree more. Every few months I download the latest version
of VS to check it out (I'm a paid subscriber.) The NS interface is so
much easier and more intuitive than that of VS that I can't imagine
I wonder if the preference for VS is a Mac vs PC thing. (I use a Mac.)
NS resides in Photoshop as a plugin while I understand that on a Wintel
machine, access is through TWAIN. I'm out on a limb on this, however,
so correct me if I'm wrong. (As if I had to ask! <g>)
Harry F. Lockwood
(Remove HOLE for email)