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Old 12-08-2007, 01:14 PM
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I found some 40 + year old slides and decided to see what I could do with them. The slides measure 3/8" x 5/8". I copyied them on my Epson 1660 at 3200 and then tried to get a decent image. I used levels, curves, dodge and burn etc and I seem to have gotten a fairly decent size image from this work. I also used Unsharpen and a high pass filter but it still looks hazy and foggy.

Would appreciate some suggestions as to how to get a clearer image.

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Old 12-08-2007, 02:46 PM
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Re: Need suggestions and help

Albatross, is the image you posted already edited by you? If so it wouls be better if you posted the unedited scan.
Normally if you want a quality scan, you really need to use a dedicated slide / negative scanner because the reflective flatbed scanners with / withoutadapters do not have the dynamic range or the resolution required for small format film.
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:36 PM
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Re: Need suggestions and help

Hi albatrosss,

U should use a scanner what has the "digitalice" function or use the neat image or noise ninja software to avoid the grain. I agree with mistermonday we should know the original beacuse what U achieved depends on the original.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:15 AM
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Re: Need suggestions and help

Attached is the original as it was scanned. I did however change the resolution of 3200 to 250 to get it a wee bit larger than 3/8" x5/8".

I hope that this helps.

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Old 12-09-2007, 09:19 AM
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Re: Need suggestions and help

Did you remove the slide from it's casing?
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:38 AM
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Re: Need suggestions and help

Not really sure if this is going to be any better, but it looks clearer on my end.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:42 AM
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Re: Need suggestions and help

Image->Adjust- Auto Colour, Image->Adjust->Levels, increasing the midtones, Filter->Other->Highpass in overlay mode
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:46 AM
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Re: Need suggestions and help

No. I copied the slide as is and then cropped it using Photoshop.
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:52 AM
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Re: Need suggestions and help

Thank you all for your efforts. Appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:32 PM
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Re: Need suggestions and help

Used the first original.. Only did levels Then ran it through Noiseware a few times and masked off what I didn't want and kept what looked good each time (Did a Select all, copy merge, paste, copy the new layer passed the new layer through Noiseware and masked it off .. then did it all again till It looked OK to me)
and took a lil glare off the glasses
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