Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/28

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Subject: [Leica] scanning old Kodachromes
From: images at InfoAve.Net (Tina Manley)
Date: Sun May 28 09:30:44 2006
References: <000001c68231$1efad040$6501a8c0@asus930>

At 04:31 AM 5/28/2006, you wrote:

>Anyway I was surprised to see that the ICE3 Nikon Scan software would work
>at all on Kodachrome.
>Perhaps only the dust reduction doesn't work on K & B&W emulsions.
>If anyone else has experience in using this scanner, especially with other
>software, I'd love to hear from you. I have the supplied Nikon Scan 4.02 and
>VueScan Pro.
>Specifically your workflow, especially from those folks who shoot a hundred
>times more film than this amateur every year.

Hoppy -  I'm using the Nikon LS5000 to scan Kodachromes, some very 
old and some not so old.  The ICE will work with some Kodachromes but 
not with others.  If you look at the emulsion side of the slide and 
can see raised areas, like bas-relief, ICE will probably not 
work.  It sees the silver content of the Kodachrome as dirt and tries 
to remove it.  The same with B&W negatives.  I usually do not use ICE 
for Kodachromes and B&W negatives because I'm usually batch scanning 
and don't want to find out later that it didn't work.  For those 
slides and negatives, I use Polaroid's Dust and Scratch Remover which 
works as a Filter under PSCS2.  It does a remarkably good job and you 
can fade it if it gets too aggressive.

Hope this helps,


Tina Manley, ASMP 

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