Image Emulsion Orientation

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MichiganJim
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Image Emulsion Orientation

Postby MichiganJim » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:42 am

As compared to the Minolta DiMage software, when using Silverfast I have to turn the images over - flipping the emulsion side - in order to have them scan correctly.

Since I plan to scan several thousand images I'm concerned about whether this makes a difference in the quality I will get. Or is there a setting I may have accidentally changed that is reversing the images?

Also, is there a way to save my settings as my default? I want all scans at 5400 dpi, but it seems very time I do anything, Silverfast reverts to its own choices.

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Re: Image Emulsion Orientation

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:31 am

MichiganJim wrote:As compared to the Minolta DiMage software, when using SilverFast I have to turn the images over - flipping the emulsion side - in order to have them scan correctly.

Since I plan to scan several thousand images I'm concerned about whether this makes a difference in the quality I will get. Or is there a setting I may have accidentally changed that is reversing the images?

SilverFast delivers images as they come from the scanner.
You can flip imageas using the controlls in the densitometer window/tab.
The arrows next to the small densitometer / preview image can be used to turn/flip the final result (this is not shown in the large preview window you will have to change the densitometer to preview mode to see the final orientation)

MichiganJim wrote:Also, is there a way to save my settings as my default? I want all scans at 5400 dpi, but it seems very time I do anything, SilverFast reverts to its own choices.

In SilverFast Ai (Studio) you can save frame settings in the frame tab. (Open the pull-down menu and click save)
The saved frame setting can be used as preset in the options' general tab.


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Arne Ketelhohn.

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Re: Image Emulsion Orientation

Postby MichiganJim » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:54 pm

SilverFast delivers images as they come from the scanner.


My concern is whether or not there is a better side for the emulsion to be on. Since the Minolta DiMage software delivers it one way and Silverfast another, I don't know if I'm getting the best results I can.

I know I can flip the results, but for the sake of argument, if I put one image emulsion side up and another emulsion side down - are the scans going to be of equal quality?

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Re: Image Emulsion Orientation

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:53 pm

There is no difference in quality.
Normally the emulsion side is put in facing down, but only to prevent dust from settling on it.


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Re: Image Emulsion Orientation

Postby MichiganJim » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:02 pm

Thank you Arne


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