On 18/09/2012, John Schroth wrote:
> One last bit of advice for people looking to get into scanning images.
> First, come up with a plan and do a lot of testing before you actually
> begin any scanning project. Richard's post noted a lot of details
> about file format type, resolutions and bit depths. Obviously he took
> careful consideration of what type of file formats and settings he was
> using for his project. You don't want to get half way into the project
> to find out you should have been scanning to some other option or
> different setting. The second is the importance of keeping one set of
> original raw (as in untouched) scans without adjustment. That way if
> you find you want to go back to the original because adjustments you
> made to the scan were less than perfect, you can. Third, after making
> any adjustments to an image, you want to back the adjustments off
> slightly. When you look at an image and make adjustments, persistence
> of vision comes into play. The longer you sit there and stare an an
> image, the more acceptable your changes become to your eyes. Even with
> professionals - I too-often see oversharpening, oversaturation, over
> compensation. Most often less is more (and better).
I find sharpening is best avoided altogether. It just exaggerates the
grain and does nothing to help the picture.
Kodachrome does in any case have built in sharpening in the development
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