Scanning Negative Film and also Prints

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Scanning Negative Film and also Prints

Postby john10001 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:49 am


I have just reset up all my scanning software and my 8800F on my new Win7 system.

Can you advise what settings you recommend to use for scanning both negative colour film as well as 6x4 prints?

Is it best to disable all image corrections etc like sharpening, dust removal, or can hardware dust removal etc help in any way?

How do you select whether to use the full platen or to scan for individual film negatives in the Silverfast settings?

I was thinking of scanning at 48 bit colour to Tiff files at either 2400 or 4800 dpi. Just not sure whether to use the Silverfast for this or the Canon software. IN the Canon software I try to disable everything like sharpening and tone but it seems to always re-enable itself so I think I must need to find a way to save my own settings as default.

Thanks for any advice,


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Re: Scanning Negative Film and also Prints

Postby LSI_Morales » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:30 pm

Hello John

The questions you are posting are very wide and can not be answered in a simple post. They have been answered in previous forum threads, if you look for "newbie" or you might find lots of threads answering these questions.

In general there is not a rule of thumb for these tasks. These are subject to your own needs, and a set of rules or workflows are generally achieved by every user through practice.

I can recommend our documentation and movie tutorials, they can be found at:

Another source of useful information can be found on our blog under "quicktips":

Thanks for your interest and your understanding

Alejandro Morales

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