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Vuescan helps a bit, but doesn't "resolve" (excuse the pun) the problem. What about electronic filtering of the signal via hardware, is that a possibility? Art gary wrote: > I think it would be unlikely (but not impossible) that any sharpening would > be in the firmware of the scanner, but rather in the twain. This means you > could just download Vuescan to get an unsharpened scan if a sneaky USM is > the culprit. > > >>-----Original Message----- >>From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of >>Arthur Entlich >>Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 4:04 AM >>To: email@example.com >>Subject: Re: Minolta Scan Multi Pro: An Initial Impression >> >> >>Kennedy, >> >>Your explanation sounds feasible, except for one thing. The Minolta >>Dual II and the Elite II both also suffer from this problem (exaggerated >> dirt dust and grain) and they are both optically 2820 x 2820. >> >>Now, if you are saying it due to this resolution range, that could >>explain it, since I recall some discussion around the possibility that >>scanners in the 2400-2800 dpi range suffer from grain aliasing due to >>the frequency of the grain relative to the 35mm frame size. >> >>Otherwise, I still wonder if the problem isn't "hidden sharpening". >> - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.