Thoughts on the perfect scan - is it that important?

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Mike Engles Contributing Member • Posts: 575
Re: Agree for B&W

I have been archiving my family negatives and slides and use a Epson V800 with Lightroom. Generally I get reasonable results, as I am not expecting that much.

I do scan with very conservative flat settings and then take my time in Lightroom.

I just output 3000x2000 compressed tiffs, there is really not much more to be had from the films.I usel Lightroom, because I scan the whole film and cull later as it is quite easy using the film strip to get a general result that  is consistent

This is a scan of negatives and they compare pretty reasonably with the machine prints I have. Scanning them is much easier than trying to print them, which is why 30 years ago I prayed for the ability to do this on a computer and save the waste of materials and expense

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