slide scanns with epson perfection 3200 gt 9800
supernova666 at gmx.de
Mon Jun 20 15:50:05 UTC 2005
I am looking for a way to get slide scanns (positives) done. What i
tried so far is XSane, IScan (which is some static linked binary tool
from Epson for Linux) and Vuescan (a closed source scanning tool,
commercial). I know i will not get any support for the closed source
tools here, but since i could not find an exceptable workflow with open
source, i would like to stress that i have tried them, too.
To get to the point: the problem is not the hardware itsself, but the
workflow. If you need to get a whole slide film scanned (usually 36-38
pictures here), you can not crop each picture by hand. I use 2 masks
which came with the scanner : One is for mounted slides and eats 4
pictures, the other one takes unmounted stripes, up to 12 pictures. The
Window$ software from Epson detected the masks and croped automagically,
where all the menntioned linux software expects me to do this manually.
Somebody now would maybe advice me to edit the croplist in XSane but
thats not a good idea, because if the stripes get shorter i.e. you need
to make one entry for each stripe length.
I hope there is somebody out there who does a similiar job under Ubuntu
and maybe has found a reasonable solution for that.
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