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At 04:05 PM 1/8/00 -0800, you wrote: > > >--- Fletcher Manley <email@example.com> wrote: >> Jerry - >> I have recently used Silverfast as the operating software packaged with >> the Leica digital >> camera. Coming from many years as a high end production scanner >> operator(Hell,diNippon >> Screen) I am a bit of the old school of thinking that says that the best >> scan results are achieved by doing your image editing at the scanner >> while the data is in it analogue state(before it is converted to digital >> data). > >Flecther, > >Unlike many young thinking people today, not everything "old school" is bad or >wrong. However, please help me understand what you mean by your statement, >"while the data is in its analog state". Other than exposure and focus, how are >any image elements edited before they are converted to bits? Unless there are >some manipulations that I am unaware of (which is entirely possible), the >scanner software peforms its operations after the scan. Mind you, it my seem >like tey're being performed during the scan, but what happens is the scanner >scans some data, manipulations are performed, then it scans some more, the new >data is manipulated, then again, and agian, until the entire frame is scanned. Mike: the exposure control might be though of as analog, in this context. I'm still of the opinion that even in (or especially in) a scanner, "exposure" control must occur before the signal is digitized. rafe b. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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