Mirrored scan with SilverFast/Canon 8800F (XP)

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Mirrored scan with SilverFast/Canon 8800F (XP)

Postby Eprom » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:43 pm

Dear LaserSoft,

When scanning negative's or reflecting material I get it in mirrored version.
No problem if I used the Canon software (ScanGear).
My version of SilverFast is SE6.5.5r4.

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Postby LSI_Noack » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:38 pm

Dear Eprom

please check SilverFast's "Densitometer" window (can also be docked to the scan control / main window). This feature rotation and mirroring buttons that work for rotating and/or mirroring the final scan while not changing the preview.
On the other hand, the mirroring and rotation buttons on the vertical button bar of the preview window will also change the final scan's orientation.

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Mirror scan

Postby Eprom » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:18 pm

Dear Sonny,

Thanks for the reply. I am able now to scan the correct way.
However, the preview is still in mirror. Can that also be changed?

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Postby LSI_Noack » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:39 am

Dear Eprom

you're very welcome :)
Mirroring on the preview can be done with help of the little black "Arrow" icons that are to be found in the top of the vertical button bar that's left-hand side of the preview window.

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Postby Eprom » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:06 pm

Dear Sonny,

Thanks you so much again!!
What are the thoughts behind it that mirroring can be done by pressing the knob that is labelled "flips the preview horizontally or vartically"?
To avoid above mentioned problem why not a separete knob to switch between normal or mirrored mode?
Also, if a subject is placed on the right site of the flatbed glassplate, it is on the left side of the preview window if it's not in mirrored mode.
One thing I have to tell you that I am very pleased with the SilverFast software. The quality of the scans are far better than with the ScanGear from Canon.

Eprom

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Postby LSI_Noack » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:10 pm

Dear Eprom

indeed that button are actually two in one (horizontal flipping/mirroring and vertical flipping/mirroring). It is realised in the software as one button for historical reasons, but I very well see your point in separating these distinct functions and instead giving them an optical signalling (e.g. changed button back colour) function if activated.

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