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At 11:26 PM 6/24/99 -0400, email@example.com wrote: >I posed some of these questions to EZCOLOR.... they responded quickly and in >detail. here's their response to the scanner issue.( I too only have a >negative scanner. I find that negatives are notoriously difficult to color-correct, even on a good scanner, even when that scanner has oodles of built-in "profiles" for different types of color negative films (as does my SprintScan, for example.) However, the technique of saving/loading user-generated corrections is supported by all of the film/slide scanners I've worked with. The technique of "correction by the numbers" works just as well in the scanner driver as it does in Photoshop. Set your black point and white points carefully; look for neutrals, and "make them so." I tend to be a little conservative when correcting scans. In other words, I don't mind terribly if I'm wasting a bit of tonal range (say, 10-15 points) at either end of the range. This is far superior to having the shadows/highlights blown out. There's always Photoshop for making the final corrections. Part of the dilemma for Monaco would be to provide their "calibration slide" (or calibration negative) on umpteen different brands and sub-categories of slide and negative films. A daunting task! rafe b. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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