Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/12/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] If anyone has any suggestions, I would be very interested. I know people do use this scanner in OS-X, so it can be done. I'm wondering if I need to install VueScan.
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 10:55:07 -0500

On Friday, December 27, 2002, at 08:28 AM, Keith Johnson wrote:

> Vuescan is ok, but slow,  and not needed.

Again I have to take issue with this. Vuescan is slightly slower than 
proprietary drivers because it drives the scanners at maximum quality, 
and avoids vibration and resonance issues which cause banding in some 
models. However it has some very large advantages over proprietary 

1) 	It provides one interface for all your scanners
2)	It provides proper control over clipping, including histograms. The 
Epson TWAIN driver is next to impossible to control in this respect 
since it provides no histograms and you tend to either clip your black 
and white points or set them way outside your data, either suboptimal

I'd say that Vuescan is an essential tool. You may not use it for every 
scan, but there are some scans it will save your ass on.


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