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Entries Tagged as 'Digital Photography'

Quicktip: Why and how to IT8 calibrate the scanner (part II)

July 14th, 2010 · 6 Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, Photography, Processing, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

On part I of the article, I mentioned a couple of reasons why IT8 calibration is important for the digitizing process. The manual calibration using SilverFast and third party IT8 targets was also explained. Now the easiest part Automatic IT8 calibration using LaserSoft Imaging IT8 calibration targets and its patented technology. This process is very […]

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Quicktip: Why and how to IT8 calibrate the scanner (part I)

June 23rd, 2010 · 42 Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Photography, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

Although Color Management is a very extent topic, I will briefly mention three good reasons for an IT8 calibration: Color reproduction accuracy Scanner aging. Construction parts age and with it the way these devices “see” things. These changes are reflected in light color inaccuracies which can be corrected by generating new color profiles for the […]

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Quicktip: Using high resolution preview to your advantage.

May 21st, 2010 · 7 Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, Photography, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

SilverFast (and most scanning applications) perform prescans in a low or very low resolution. The reason for this is to “save time”. While that is a good argument. The drawback of quick (slo-res) prescans is, that the image you are using for corrections and adjustments does not correspond 100% neither to the details of the […]

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Quicktip: Color Management System in SilverFast (part 3)

March 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

In this article I will concentrate on the third component of the CMS option in SilverFast Ai and SilverFast Ai Studio. The first section of the CMS options dialogue (Color Management) was explained in part 1 and the second section was explained in part 2 of the same article The CMS options dialogue looks like […]

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Quicktip: Color Management System in SilverFast (part 2)

March 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Photography, Processing, Quicktips, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

In this article I will describe the second component of the CMS option in SilverFast Ai and SilverFast Ai Studio.

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Digital Analogue – beautiful stop-motion video

February 10th, 2010 · No Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, Distraction, Humour, Photography, Video

Really cool video made from a combination of old cameras mixed together with modern day sound and video. I even recognized some cameras I used to photograph with – back in the days. [vimeo 8892601] [via jnack]

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Quicktip: Scanning 35mm film for Full HD TV output

January 29th, 2010 · No Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo

The previous three articles (I, II and III) should provide users with the necessary tools for managing resolution in SilverFast. And the introductory article Scanning for TV explains some common issues to be taken into consideration.

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Quicktip: Managing resolution controls in SilverFast (Part III):

January 12th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Photography, Photography Business, Processing, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

The previous articles (part 1 and part 2) described the different parts of the resolution control panel in SilverFast, how to use the resolution slider and the “Q-Factor and Screen” values. The last part of the article deals with the input-output value entries of the resolution panel (number 3 of the graphic)

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Quicktip: Managing resolution controls in SilverFast (Part II):

December 24th, 2009 · No Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Photography, Printing, Processing, Quicktips, Scanner, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

In the Previous article I described the different parts of the resolution control panel in SilverFast, and how to use the resolution slider. This article deals with the second part of the resolution panel, the “Q-Factor and Screen” values. Where Q-Factor stands for Quality factor and Screen value is related to the lines per inch […]

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Quicktip: Scanning 35 mm film stripes with the Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 ED + SA-21, SA-31 (Filmholders)

December 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Processing, Quicktips, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

Nikon has created top notch film scanners (probably the best dedicated film scanners) for some years now, being the Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 ED the top of the line on its 35 mm scanner line. However, working with its film holders can prove complicated. This is true for the film holders SA-21 and SA-30 which […]

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