Thursday, March 16, 2006

Scans re-Redux






A Re-do and Some Adjustments

Since I don't have enough experience with scanning chromes I wasn't sure, in light of my disappointment with a "professional" lab's job of scanning some Kodachrome and Elitechrome slides, how high my expectations should be. So I finally took my lunch hour one day and visited a firm that specializes in digital processing and printing. I spent about 15 minutes with the technician, explaining that I just wanted my expectations to be set properly both with initial scan quality and what could be done in post-processing.

What I learned was that I should expect more/better, and that some post-processing adjustments are pretty easy. The latter I picked up from simply observing how he manipulted the that images we opened up; it was like a free mini-lesson in Photoshop.

So at home I practiced some post-processing adjustment and came up with the results posted here.

2 comments:

decrepitoldfool said...

I don't know anybody who needs a scanner more than you do. I have a hunch a Nikon and you would make beautiful (visual) music together.

WeeDram said...

I'm working on it. I have been leaning toward the Nikon, but have not finally decided between it, a Canon or a Konica-Minolta. Unfortunately, K-M has dropped sales of their scanners, and I don't know about Canon. That makes me nervous about support, though there seems to be a lot of knowledge available on the web, so maybe that isn't a big concern.