Scanning Slides and Negatives

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 22 21:04:36 GMT 2009


2009/12/22  <accessys at smart.net>:
>
> I used a similar type of system to digitize my old 8mm movies and while
> acceptable there is a noticable loss of quality.  doing a optical copy
> adds another step to the process and there is always some loss whenever a
> copy is made, digital to digital is by far the least effected by this but
> any optical process has a significant loss.
>
> BTW Vuescan and the Nikon scanner will do RAW or Jpg as well as a couple
> other formats such as TIFF.

Are you suggesting they do not use an optical process?

Colin

>
> Bob
>
>
> On Tue, 22 Dec 2009, Norman Silverstone wrote:
>
>> Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:45:46 +0000
>> From: Norman Silverstone <norman at littletank.org>
>> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>> Subject: Re: Scanning Slides and Negatives
>>
>> I spent a lot of time, a couple of years ago, going into this question
>> and, in the end, decided to spend my money on buying an attachment for
>> my digital camera. Thus I can copy 35 mm negatives and positives as RAW
>> or JPEG and process them with GIMP using Ubuntu without any hardware or
>> software worries.
>>
>> Norman
>>
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