Re: Newbie questions re scanning photos with 8400F
- From: "CSM1" <nomoremail@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 03:38:18 GMT
"Bob" <drbob027@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"The first thing to do is to get out of the Simple Mode. Click the
Mode tab and you will have all of the choices and tools to tweak your
Been there. Don't know what to tweak how. Tried cranking up the
resolution to 1600, didn't seem to make a difference. Figured out that
"Unsharp Mask" actually sharpens, didn't seem to make much difference,
Can you tell me specifically how to set Advanced Mode settings?
Thanks. I'm not looking for perfection, just not the junk I've been
If you are scanning prints:
Set scanning area.
Under Output Settings,
Color Mode: Color if color, otherwise grayscale.
Output Resolution: 300 (This is where you can scale a small print for
Output size: Flexible
Under Image Settings,
Auto Tone: ON
Unsharp Mask: your preference
The rest depend on the condition of the photo.
Try them to see the effect in the preview window. Most of the time I have
then all at none.
It the last section, there are five icons, there are in order Left to Right:
Brightness/Contrast (does what they are named)
Gamma (affects the overall look of the final scan)
Histogram (You set black point, Mid Tone, and White Point here.)
Tone Curve Settings (There are some presets you can try)
Final Review (read only, gives RGB values at the cursor).
It would not hurt you to read the good information at:
Wayne Fulton goes into much greater detail than you can get in any number of
posts on UseNet.
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