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In a message dated 6/27/99 5:23:43 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: << I wonder how a 4x5 or 2.25" on something like the PowerLook II or the > Topaz flatbed would work? Anyone experiment with a set up like this? > > > TC >> TC I use the Powerlook III for 4x5 black and white and color film. At 1200 DPI optical resolution it affords 16x20 prints at 300 DPI. What I'm impressed with is the software for scanning Kodak color negatives in manual mode. With the proper film holders to keep the negatives (or slides) off the glass, to eliminate newton rings, even smaller format films like 35mm or 2.25x2.75 film scanned at higher interpolated resolution yields very fine results. This is not to say I recommend scanning beyond the optical resolution of the scanner but with the PW III the proof is in the prints and they look surprisingly fine to me. I'm pretty critical on print quality so these remarks don't come lightly. I tried 35mm at 4000 DPI and 2.25x2.75 at 2400 DPI. The results of the tests surprised me to say the least. All the files were sharpened with the same settings I use in larger format with the same ICC profiles tagged to the image. On a 3000 with Lyson inks on Lyson Standard Paper or Concorde Rag the prints were beyond my expectations. Entering the realm of interpolation is like entering a dark hole when it comes to digital profiles. For me I don't enter often but it is not as forbidden a place as I once thought it to be. MJCreedon@aol.com -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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