as I've not used Silverfast since a few years (after having switched to digital) and now, that harddrives became so cheap, thought about transfering several thousand slides to the digital world using a LS5000 Scanner with slidefeeder.
I upgraded to the SilverFast Archive Suite and my idea was to do this as a one time thing, scanning everything with optimized settings and the highest possible resolution.
I came about some issues:
- As my standard image tool I use Lightroom. Is there any way to browse HDRi files in Lightroom and "send" them to Silverfast for the dust removal and other work to be done? It's possible with other programs to "link" them to Lightroom to get a kind of integration.
If I uncheck the Gamma for HDR output the files are far to dark for any imagebrowser but VLT. Again, it's not possible to do the basic file management in Lightroom, because here every image appears dark. If I check the box, image browsing is possible in Lightroom but VLT sees everything too bright....and still it's not possible to integrate Silverfast as a so called external editor into Lightroom
Setting the expected Gamma 1 in Silverfast HDR at least seems to be the correct setting to handle such files in Silverfast HDR. Is this correct? Are there any ill effects integrating the Gamma setting into the HDR-file?
I can set the resolution to 8000dpi but the technical resolution of the LS5000 is only 4000dpi. Is this a bug?
When setting the resolution to 4000 for the archive scanning, is there any significance in the settings for Q-Factor, Raster, Size in cm? I just wish to capture anythging the scanner is able to for the archive.
Is there a gold standard of settings for archival scanning?
Any help would be great.