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Hi, I'm scanning 12" x 16" colour prints on a Umax Powerlook 2100XL scanner.... For the job in hand the quality is acceptable, but I am concerned about lack of detail in the shadows... I'm comparing on-screen with the original print and I can see details in the shadows that haven't made it to the scan. The scanner has been calibrated and colour balanced using a 10 step greyscale Gretag Macbeth target that came with the scanner. The monitor has been calibrated with Optical 3.5.1 and Colourvision's Spyder. I'm scanning in 16Bit and getting a very nice smooth histogram in 'Levels' : there is no clipping at either end. Apart from the lack of detail in the shadow area when compared with the original print they appear nice scans. Is there anything I am not doing right to get the max out of the shadow areas, or am I at the limit of this scanner ? Could anyone on the list suggest a good A3 scanner for Colour & B&W prints ? Many thanks, David -- You can view David's on-line folio at http://www.davidtownend.com/ and also the results of a recent job at http://www.globalrisks.royalsun.com T - 00 44 (0)20 8374 6289 M - 00 44 (0)7770 622144 - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.