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    francisg
    francisg  10703 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2006 - 2:21 PM

    I am trying to scann some slides, but so far only poor results. Even though I have the resolution set high. I am still getting t scan lines traversing the image especialy noticable in the darker areas and shadows. My quiery is how do I prevent them forming.

    Frank

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    u08mcb
    u08mcb  105817 forum posts
    23 Oct 2006 - 2:33 PM

    Hi Francis,

    What resolution are you scanning at? Are you doing preview scans or going straight into the main scan?

    GlennH
    GlennH  91918 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2006 - 2:42 PM

    I had this problem when I tried using Vuescan with a Minolta 5400 and didn't seem to be able to configure things in a way which avoided it, so I went back to using the Minolta Software.

    mlewis
    mlewis  91476 forum posts United Kingdom
    23 Oct 2006 - 2:47 PM

    What scanner are you using and what software?

    contemporary dave

    This is a common issue on some Nikon Scanners - its known as banding. This can sometimes occur when there are deep blacks or strong highlights - or if the slide is very contrasty.

    If you are using Nikon scan software - or indeed any other scan software, try using the Super Fine Scan mode or use the multipass/multisample function. This should eliminate it.

    francisg
    francisg  10703 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Oct 2006 - 7:01 PM

    Thanks for the replies.The Scanner that I am using is aa Hewit Placard Scanjet 3970. The resolutions I used was 4800 dpi with the sharpen set High. The Software I use is Photoshop 7.0. My last posting "Fossill" is a typical example of the problem I encountered. The subject was A contrasty one but I put a little blur to help cover the Banding. With little effect.

    Cheers

    Frank

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