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> >Go to http://www.hamrick.com and get yourself a copy of "Vuescan", Ed >Hamrick's well known scanning interface for different types of film >scanners (one software fits all scanners :-)). As to your problem, two >settings (apart from that negative has to be chosen as film type) are >essential: "Infrared clean" -> "medium", "grain reduction" -> "light". >Scan one of your negatives and look if the overall appearance of that >scan is closer to what you have in mind, at least as to the grain issue. >If yes, you'll have to acquaint with the numerous controls of Vuescan to >get the colors about right (the main goal of Vuescan is to produce "raw" >scans with a maximum of image information in them; those usually need a >bit more of post-scan color correction). If you're through this - allow >one or two days of scanning frustration and lots of beer and coffee for >it - you most likely won't touch Nikon's crappy user interface ever >again. Great advice. I went to Vuescan out of frustration with the nikon software and won't go back. Much smoother and more useful scans. Bill -- b i l l a g e e s t u d i o c a p i s t r a n o b e a c h c a l i f o r n i a firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.redsilver.com http://www.billageestudio.com - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.