Note that with vuescan, you can save raw images, then pro
cess them later. I generally don't work that way, but it
is another option.

In the scanning process, almost every
thing is done post processing. The exception would be mul
tipass scanning (usually multiple sampling, not really mu
ltiple passes) and a long exposure pass. 

You would have
 to save the IR as well if you want to do "cleaning" from
 a raw image.

I just bought three 1.5 terrabyte drives,
which in Raid 5 should give me 3 terrabytes. When I built
 the PC, 300/byte was a big drive. My point, don't worry
about the size of the files. If memory serves me right, I
 paid $150 for the 300 gbyte drives a few years ago. The
1.5T Seagates were $109 at Frys.

Seagate already announc
ed the 2.5g drives. However, 3Tbytes should last the usse
ful live of the PC.

------Original Message------
Carlisle Landel

ReplyTo: filmscann...@halftone.
Subject: [filmscanners] Advice on scanner settings
Sent: Feb 25, 2009 8:32 AM


I about to begin scan
ning a lifetime of slides (mostly Ektachrome but
a smatte
ring of Kodachrome) using a Nikon LS-5000 and Vuescan.

re the following settings appropriate?  Why or why not?
I'm planning on 4000 dpi for maximum resolution, with 3 s
amples and
the color analog gain set at 1 for all colors.

I'm also planning a light infrared screen with no other
with respect to colors, grain reduction, or sh

I'm planning to auto balance colors using the d
efault options and
appropriate slide types.

With respect
 to output, I gather that TIFF is better than JPEG,
se JPEG is compressed.  Is that right?

Thanks for your i


--who figures he'll start scanning now,
then figure out how to
manipulate scanned images later.

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