Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/06/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] SilverFast software
From: Carl Pultz <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 15:27:07 -0400

Mehrdad wrote:

<product. look @ vue scan (simple to use but no ui)

I've just started using Vuescan and like it a lot for color neg. Didn't 
really have any complaints about the Silverfast interface, and 'Negafix' is 
very helpful. Instead, it was it's rendering of contrast that I got 
frustrated with. I find Vuescan produces very long scale images, with more 
natural color, and greater acuitence/sharpness of grain structure using the 
milder infrared cleaning. Maybe I didn't get Silverfast setup properly, but 
eight months of use should be enough to figure it out! So, maybe it is an 
interface problem, or just the way this sw behaves. Hamrick used a Coolscan 
III, the same scanner I have.

My Vuescan complaint: Compared to Silverfast or the latest Nikonscan sw, it 
takes almost two minutes to process a 26 meg tif file after the scan is 
done, on my P3, 450. That's with minimal infrared clean. Is it that slow 
for the rest of you?

Worth the wait - much nicer scans, easier to 'shop.


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