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Slide Scanning Troubles

21 June 2004 - 12:18 PM

Hi all,

Another brain-picking session needed, this time with Scanning from 35mm in mind.

I have a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III 35mm scanner, and have scanned numerous slides, b&w and colour negs. Some come out really well, and others, particularly those with high colour saturation, seem to come out really "grainy".

Its odd, even with pictures taken with the same film speed, that I can't seem to get enough consitency. Skies can come out looking really noisy. Given a conventional print at about the same size, (A4), my digital scans/prints often look much more grainy/noisy, so it can't all be to do with film grain?

I've tried playing about with PixelPolish, which comes with the scanning software, but again not had much consistency in results. This is a great shame as I'd love to make more digital prints out of some of my older back-catalogue.

Does anyone have much experience of this sort of problem and what they have done to overcome them?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

Caz Mockett cool.gif

Slides From Digital Files?

17 June 2004 - 04:07 PM

Hi folks,

I've been playing for a good few months with my Canon EOS300D, and have some great prints from it. But in the "old days" of film, I used to take slides quite a lot. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get slides made from digital files at a reasonable price? Like under a fiver each! (I'm in the UK).

Any suggestions would be welcome. smile.gif



Is Anybody There?

02 November 2003 - 09:19 PM

Its awfully dark in here, well it would be, being a darkroom!

OK, so I'm probably the only "wet print" worker around so I'll just keep lurking here in case anybody wants to chat about chemicals and stuff like that.

Its been a while since I did any darkroom stuff, but I haven't forgotten how. Just a bit more civilised sitting in front of my PC these days. But not quite the same effect as the "old days" when you'd emerge, blinking into the daylight, stinking of dev and fix, clutching a paw full of freshly dried prints!

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Caz M