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Scanning Negatives and Slides Digitizing Your Photographic Archives

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ISBN-10: 1933952016

ISBN-13: 9781933952017

Edition: 2007

Authors: Sascha Steinhoff

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A large number of contemporary photographers have either moved into digital photography exclusively or use both analog and digital media in their work. In either case, there is most likely an archive of slides and negatives which cannot be directly integrated into the new digital workflow, nor can it be archived in a digital format. More and more, photographers are trying to bridge this gap using high-performance film scanners. How to achieve the best possible digital image from a negative or slide, and how to build a workflow to make this process efficient, repeatable and reliable, is the subject of this book. The author uses Nikon's filmscanners throughout, but all steps can easily be…    
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List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 2/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 249
Size: 9.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Sascha Steinhoff is a computer expert by training and a photographer by passion. He used several rainy seasons in Galway, Ireland to learn everything he needed to know about scanners and scanning software. He soon realized that a good scan requires as much work and know-how as a good camera shot, and that a scanning workflow is essential to get the job done efficiently. Sascha recently gave up his position as an editor of a leading German technical magazine to move to Bangkok, Thailand, where he is currently working as a freelance journalist and project manager. Complementary information about the scanning techniques described in this book, as well as as a place where Sascha will reply to…    

Analog and Digital Workflow
Analog Workflow for Negative Film
Analog Workflow for Slide Film
Hybrid Workflow: Shooting Analog, Scanning, Digital Processing
Digital Workflow: Digital Shooting and Digital Editing
Alternatives to the Film Scanner
Megapixel (MP) in Comparison: DSLR, Film Scanner, 35mm Film
Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras
Flatbed Scanners with Transparency Adapter
Scanning Prints
Shooting a Projected Slide with a Digital Camera
Duplicating Slides with DSLR and Slide Copy Attachment
Film Processing with Photo CD
Photo CDs from Kodak
Fujicolor CD
Comparison: Photo CDs vs. Manual Scan
Professional Scanning Services
Performance Characteristics of Film Scanners
Key Specifications of a Film Scanner
Nominal Resolution
PPI, SPI, and DPI: Units for Resolution
Determining the Actual Resolution with USAF-1951 Test Chart
Color Depth of Scanner
Color Depth in Image Processing: 8-Bit or 16-Bit?
Density Range
Scanning Speed
Implemented Image Corrections
Supported Film Formats and Bulk Scanning
Scanner Light Sources
It's All in the Lens
Scanhancer with Black and White Negatives
Scanhancer with Color Slides
Scanhancer with Kodachrome Slides
Scanhancer and Color Calibration
Interfaces: Connection between Scanner and Computer
Life after the Purchase
Learning Curve
Which PC Is Suitable?
Customer Support
Firmware Updates
Software Support
Wish List for Future Film Scanners
Depth of Field
Scanning Film
Handling Film
Curled, Wavy Film
Physically Removing Dust
Inserting Film Correctly
Finding the Emulsion Side
Handling Film Strips
Destroy Originals after Scan?
Film Types
Color Negatives
Color Slides
Kodachrome Slides
Black and White Negatives
The Ideal Film for Scanning
Slide Mounts: Glass and Glassless
Glass Mounts
Glassless Mounts
File Formats
Digital Negative
Differences between Digital Cameras and Film Scanners
Working with Digital Negatives
Conventional Image Editors
Image Processing at Raw Level
Color Depth in Image File Formats
Important Image File Formats in the World of Scanning
JPEG - Compact, but Lossy
JPEG 2000 - Lossless Compression
TIFF - Lossless Compression
BMP (Windows) and PICT (Macintosh)
Raw: Proprietary Image File Formats
Raw Files in Detail: Nikon's NEF Format
The Right Image Size and Resolution
Absolute Resolution, Relative Resolution, and Output Size
Film Scanner Resolution and Maximum Print Size
Color Management in Theory and Practice
Why Color Management?
The Relative Definition of Colors
Scanning, Viewing, Editing, and Printing
Color Models
Additive Color Model RGB
Subtractive Color Model CMY(K)
Color Spaces
Considerations for Selecting a Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB, etc.: Color Spaces for Gamma 2.2
Apple RGB, etc.: Color Spaces for Gamma 1.8
Conversion between Color Spaces
ICC Profiles
Purpose of ICC Profiles
Definition of Calibration and Profiling
Input Profiles
Output Profiles
Display Profiles
Color Management Modules in Operating System and Application
Download ICC Profiles or DIY?
Monitor Calibration in Practice
Software Calibration vs. Hardware Calibration
Monitor Calibration via Software
Monitor Calibration via Hardware with ColorVision Spyder 2
Limits of Monitor Calibration
Generating ICC Scanner Profiles
Scanner Calibration with SilverFast
Scanning Methods
Thumbnail Index-Filmstrip Offset and Presorting
Preview-Corrections before the Scan
Cropping the Image
Image Corrections before the Scan
Difference between Scanning Program and Image Editor
Scan - Create the Image File
Single and Batch Scan
Scanning Correction Filters in Detail
Dust and Scratch Removal in Software
SilverFast SRD
SilverFast iSRD
Dust and Scratch Removal in Hardware
Digital Ice
Ice and Fare for Kodachrome Slides
Ice and Fare for Black and White Negatives
Infrared Clean - Scratch Removal in VueScan
Restoring Faded Colors
Nikon Scan: Digital ROC
VueScan: Restore Fading
Grain Equalization
Digital GEM
VueScan Grain Reduction
SilverFast GANE
Highlight and Shadow Recovery
Digital DEE - Correction for Highlights and Shadows
SilverFast AACO - Auto Adaptive Contrast Optimization
Configuring the Scanning Software
Image Orientation
Rotating and Mirroring the Image
Setting Your Own Focus Point
Filmstrip Offset
Image Properties
Color Balance
Unsharp Masking
Working with Histograms
Before/After Histogram Button and Auto Contrast
Black Point and White Point
Setting the Gray Point
LCH Editor
Analog Gain
Nikon Scan
Look and Feel
Layout of the Scan Window
Saving Configurations
The "Settings" Menu
Color Management
Input Profiles/Scanner Profiles
Monitor Profiles
Color Space Profiles
Film Profiles
Purchase and Installation
Look and Feel
Color Settings
Output Parameters
Raw Data
SilverFast SE, Ai, Ai Studio, and HDR
Installing the Scanning Programs
Look and Feel
SilverFast Main Window
Picture Settings
JobManager for Batch Scans
Set Basic Configuration with Options
"General" Tab
"Auto" Tab
"CMS" Tab
"Special" Tab
Speeding up Scans
Image Processing
Raw Processing with SilverFast HDR
Creating RAW Files
Preselection on the Virtual Light Table (VLT)
Scans from Disk with HDR
Scan Workflows
Vital Corrections before Scanning
Level Adjustment: Before or after the Scan?
Nikon Scan Workflow
Scanning Slides Individually and with a Slide Feeder
Nikon Scan: Batch Scanning of Negatives with Filmstrip Adapter
SilverFast Workflow
Digitizing Black and White Negatives
VueScan Workflow
Scanning Single Slides
VueScan: Scanning Negative Strips with the Filmstrip Adapter
Nikon Capture Editor
Raw Processing in Capture
Differences from Photoshop
Upgrade to New Features in Capture with Updates
Enter Registration Code before Update
Lossless Rotation of JPEGs
The User Interface
Multi Image Light Box
Quick Tools
Features of Capture
Lost Highlights and Shadows
Noise Reduction
LCH Editor - Color Lightness
D-Lighting: Successor to Digital DEE
Red Eye Correction Now Also Possible in RAW
Color Booster
Photo Effects
Capture NX
Control Points instead of Layer Masks: Color Manipulation at RAW Level
Grain and Noise: Sharpening and Selection
Correcting with Photoshop and Photoshop Plug-ins
Dust and Scratch Removal
Removing Scratches with the Clone Stamp
Healing Brush and Spot Healing Brush
Dust and Scratch Removal Plug-In from Polaroid
Image Corrections
Correcting Perspective Distortion
Selectively Correcting Shadows and Highlights
Straightening Horizon
Photoshop Plug-ins from Applied Science Fiction
Grain Removal with Digital GEM
Digital Fill-Flash with SHO
Restoring Colors with Digital ROC
Removing Color-Casts
Match Color
Noise Reduction with Noise Ninja
Noise Reduction with Neat Image
Saved Does Not Automatically Mean Safe
Backup to Hard Disk
Backup to the Same Partition
Backup to an Additional Hard Disk
Archiving on Removable Media
Optical Media: CD and DVD
Image Tape
Image Management
Setting Up an Image Database - Folder and File Structures
Cataloging with IPTC Data
Organizing Images with ThumbsPlus
Batch Renaming Files: LupasRename
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