Preview-Scans and the Job Manager, SF Ai 6.6.1r1c


Patrick
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Preview-Scans and the Job Manager, SF Ai 6.6.1r1c

Postby Patrick » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:15 pm

Dear SF-Team and all,

let me explain my endeavour first:
Using a Reflecta ProScan 4000 I scan a batch of 36mm rolls.
#1 After adjusting the positioning of the film strip,
#2 I start off using the Overview-Button left to the Main Window,
#3 then I let SF scan Overviews of each single photo.
#4 Once this is completed, I use the JobManager to make adjustments to each single photo.

This is where my question comes in: Why can't SF use the previews generated in #3 in the JobManager? It's tedious and not comfortable to generate each preview again, and it's wasting time too. Worse, there is no shortcut to initiate a preview scan.

Do I miss something here or is it something that's worthwhile for SF to add to the next Update?

Thanks, Patrick
MacBook Pro C2D 2,5GHz, 2GB RAM, OSX 10.5.8
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LSI_Heidorn
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Re: Preview-Scans and the Job Manager, SF Ai 6.6.1r1c

Postby LSI_Heidorn » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:00 pm

Dear Patrick,
the resolution in which the overview thambnails are scanned is way too small to fill the preview window with non-interpolated data, so we cannot simply use those images for the preview.
On the other hand, if we do the thumbnail scans in a much higher resolution in order to cache them for later preview there will be users complaining who do not need the previews ( as the overview scan will take much longer ) because they simply check the automatic function when adding the images to the jobmanager and trust in that alone.

So either way can be preferred, we chose it the way it is implemented now.

Best regards,
Nils Heidorn

Patrick
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Re: Preview-Scans and the Job Manager, SF Ai 6.6.1r1c

Postby Patrick » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:28 pm

Thanks for you response. Wouldn't it be nice to let the user choose to check an option for this special case? At least, a keyboard shortcut to initiate a preview scan would be quite helpful.

Thanks, Patrick
MacBook Pro C2D 2,5GHz, 2GB RAM, OSX 10.5.8
Reflecta ProScan 4000

LSI_Morales
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Re: Preview-Scans and the Job Manager, SF Ai 6.6.1r1c

Postby LSI_Morales » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:23 pm

Dear Patrick,

Perhaps the thumbnails could be transferred to the JobManager only as that but the corrections can not be made based on a thumbnail because of the lack of detail and information, this would only lead to a poor quality end file.
And the other thing is that SilverFast needs as much memory as possible, imagine the cache memory full of previews or high res pictures, it would slow the process down or even make it impossible to perform.
So the solution would be worst than the illness in that case.

However is an idea we will think how to solve in future versions.

Thanks for your contribution.

Cheers
Alejandro Morales

LaserSoft Imaging
Media manager, Software testing

Patrick
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Re: Preview-Scans and the Job Manager, SF Ai 6.6.1r1c

Postby Patrick » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:26 am

Dear Alejandro,

thanks again for pointing out the details. Although I'm quite confident that you at SF are able to come up with a brilliant idea to manage this situation, let me just point out that a preview scan shortcut could be a handy helper for the time being while scanning batches. Both would save considerable time, making scans with SF snappier.

Regards, Patrick
MacBook Pro C2D 2,5GHz, 2GB RAM, OSX 10.5.8
Reflecta ProScan 4000

LSI_Morales
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Re: Preview-Scans and the Job Manager, SF Ai 6.6.1r1c

Postby LSI_Morales » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:40 am

Dear Patrick,

thank you very much for your comment, as I said, we appreciate all suggestions and will consider the possibility of implementing such solution in future versions of SilverFast.

Greetings
Alejandro Morales

LaserSoft Imaging
Media manager, Software testing


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