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Scanning Negatives and Slides: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives [Paperback]

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Item description for Scanning Negatives and Slides: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives by Sascha Steinhoff...

A large number of contemporary photographers have either moved into digital photography exclusively or use both analog and digital media in their work. In either case, there is most likely an archive of slides and negatives which cannot be directly integrated into the new digital workflow, nor can it be archived in a digital format. More and more, photographers are trying to bridge this gap using high-performance film scanners.

How to achieve the best possible digital image from a negative or slide, and how to build a workflow to make this process efficient, repeatable, and reliable, is the subject of this book. The author uses Nikon's filmscanners throughout, but all steps can easily be followed using a different scanner. The most common software tools for scanning (SilverFast, VueScan, NikonScan) are not only covered extensively in the book, but are also provided on a CD along with other useful tools for image editing, as well as numerous sample scans.

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Pages   249
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.92" Width: 7.87" Height: 0.79"
Weight:   1.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 9, 2007
Publisher   Rocky Nook
ISBN  1933952016  
ISBN13  9781933952017  

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Sascha Steinhoff is a computer expert by training and a photographer by passion. He used several rainy seasons in Galway, Ireland to learn everything he needed to know about scanners and scanning software. He soon realized that a good scan requires as much work and know-how as a good camera shot, and that a scanning workflow is essential to get the job done efficiently. Sascha recently gave up his position as an editor of a leading German technical magazine to move to Bangkok, Thailand, where he is currently working as a freelance journalist and project manager. Complementary information about the scanning techniques described in this book, as well as as a place where Sascha will reply to inquiries, can be found on his website at http: //

Sascha Steinhoff was born in 1975.

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Scanning Negatives and Slides by Sascha Steinhoff  Sep 11, 2008
As this book is comparing the subtle differences in scanned images the paper and print qualities are paramount to the books success in conveying the desired message. The physical quality of this book is EXCELLENT.
The primary objective of the author is to take the film photographer who has accumulated an archive of analog negatives & slides & bring them into the world of digital conversion. The author explains in detail how to achieve the best possible digital image from your scanner & how to build a work flow to make the process efficient, repeatable & reliable. He has accomplished this in a way both the novice & expert will benefit from.
As a result of this book I have gained a higher level of confidence going into converting my 20 years of underwater slides to digital images.
Very good review of the topic  Sep 9, 2008
The authors do a very thorough job of discussing the topic of scanning slides. There is a lot of good information for someone who will or already has purchased a dedicated film scanner with the intent of making high-quality scans.
Retired USNR O-6  Sep 6, 2008
I purchased the Plustek Optic Film 7200 + this tutorial book. The book was informative at first and convinced me to use the SilverFast SE software in lieu of the Quik-Scan. Unfortunately, the book scans over the SilverFast SE program and wants to tell you all about the Silverfast Ai programs and beyond. The author likes the NIKON scanners and really dwells on them. FYI - Silverfast out of Sarasota FL has a great Tech Support guy named Boris @ 941-921-4815 -- call between 3PM & 5:30 PM and he will talk you through your problems.
Great book  Aug 31, 2008
This is a great book for those who have some experience with scanning film or slides but want to learn more. It has helped me to get more out of my scanner and software and do a better job of restoring old slides.
Good info  Jun 18, 2008
This is a great book for the novice scanner looking to improve. I bought it because I was considering buying the Nikon Coolscan V ED scanner. This book has a lot of before and after pictures that show you what the features or settings do. Yes, I bought the scanner and yes it performs just as described in the book.

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