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Coolscan V scans not good.

DAJolley

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DAJolley Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2007
Sun 09-Dec-12 11:07 AM

Nikonscan software does not handle Kodachrome very well, especially if you try to use digital ice. I struggled scanning my Kodachrome slides and while researching the issue, found numerous recommendations to use Silverfast instead. My problem wasn't weak color but overly saturated. I just completed a 2 year project scanning over 8000 slides shot on K64, FujiFilm, Velvia and AgfaChrome and the K64 slides were always the most difficult to get good results even though the slides themselves were beautiful.
Your scanner is an excellent piece of hardware but can act up like you are experiencing at times. If the slide holder is not inserted in the scanner when you turn it on, it will not recognize the scanner. Also, turn the scanner on first and let it initialize before opening the software.
I saved all of my scans as NEF's since they all needed some degree of post processing to get optimum results. You won't get the best output with jpegs.
Dave Jolley

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