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----- Original Message ----- From: <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 4:06 AM Subject: Re: Sprintscan 120 issues/findings (comments welcomed) > On 15 Apr 2002 at 22:51, Ernst Dinkla wrote: > > > Maybe the 'universal' > > negative quality of NikonScan is only possible with the loss of > > shadow information. At least they could have informed us of that > > approach. It doesn't work for everyone and everything like so > > many universal solutions. > > > OTOH, both in VueScan and in Insight, I have heard > people complain that this film profile, or that film profile > is messed up or unusable. So neither solution is perfect. > It's an imperfect world, Ernst. > > I'm not sure what you would like Nikon to have informed > you of, Ernst. I don't see where their documentation > is any more obscure than that of comparable scanner > drivers. I'm rather content with the way the scanner and > its driver renders my negatives. But that's just me. > > There is, of course, VueScan, and it does work on the > LS-8000. Have you tried it? Tried Vuescan and Silverfast. Like NikonScan they have issues so I prefer to stay with NikonScan and adapt the methods so that it works for me. One other issue with NikonScan is that it doesn't allow me to implant custom profiles for the transparency types. Silverfast does allow that but I can't use it properly with PhotoPaint the bitmap pogram that I prefer for its transparency and excellent printer driver. It's an imperfect world, Rafe. In general I'm happy with the scanner. Ernst - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.