In my never ending quest to clean things up, my New Year's project is to scan my slides. I purchased a Pana Vue slide scanner. It works fairly simply but the slides are rather saturated when imported. Is this inherent to these scanners?
I cannot adjust the light of the scanner.
Normally the scanner software will let you make some adjustments when scanning. Also you can use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to make the desired/needed corrections which is what is normally done. You will be hard pressed to find a solution that pops out 100% ready to use images. I never have with any scanner I have ever owned. The same holds true for digital cameras both point-and-shoot or $2000.00 DSLRs.
I just wish that a scanner existed that you could increase or decrease light exposure
That would change the temperature of the light resulting in more of the same problem.
I gave up on slide/film scanners long ago. I use ScanCafe instead. My feeling was that for whatever number of slides/negatives I have I'm not making new ones. Therefore investing in the hardware and the amount of work to get good scans just wasn't worth the effort.
ScanCafe cleans and color corrects for pennies. You also get to pick and choose which of your slides/negatives that you send in that you actually want to pay for as they will scan them all and you're only on the hook for 50% of the quantity you send it. They return all your originals to you.
See my review here.
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Sending the Pan VUe back
getting the slides ready for ScanCafe
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