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Scanning is an art in itself and often very confusing. Taz Tally takes the subject and covers the technique in depth using SilverFast as the program to guide you through setting denistometer points, calibrating exposure, making colour adjustments, removing casts and sharpening. Once you've read this the clear instructional style will almost guarantee you understand resolution and scanning. It just helps if you own SilverFast, and if you have an advanced scanner from the likes of Nikon, Microtek or Epson you will do. The only thing that goes against the book is that it's illustrated with black and white photos which is useless when you're trying to grasp information about colour. There's a repeated set of pics in the centre that are colour, but that's too fiddly to work with and for the cost of the book it should be colour throughout. The book comes with a CD with a trial version of SilverFast and images from the book.