Scan software

Started Dec 21, 2008 | Discussions thread
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graybalanced Veteran Member • Posts: 4,899
Re: Another vote for Vuescan

kaholt wrote:

It looks like its VueScan for me. I just tried the demo version and although I haven't played with it enough to see if the results are as good as NikonScan used to be, at least the software is functional.

It doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles of NikonScan. The way I like to use VueScan is to have it do a high-bit, high-range scan, apply the infrared dust and scratch removal, and not really much else. I just make sure it isn't clipping. I then take that into Photoshop and it's there that I set black and white point, apply a tone curve, etc. Why? Because Photoshop has much better tools for all that than NikonScan or VueScan.

In other words the way I scan film is a lot like the way I shoot raw digital photos. Get the good data, edit it in the best editor.

I haven't bothered with NikonScan in years. VueScan to Photoshop works great.

  • Long time VueScan/Nikon scanner owner

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