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Proper Lighting Conditions
Thanks to GTI, this PDF shows some common specifications that are included in the ISO 3664:2000 guidelines.

Thursday December 18, 2003
by GTI Graphic Technology, inc.

A lot of discussion on proper lighting and environmental conditions in the digital darkroom have been discussed. Here is a PDF from GTI, the makers of excellent light boxes. It does provide some information from the ISO 3664:2000 standard.

Weekly Chatter:Need for Correct Exposure in RAW
Wednesday November 26, 2003
by weekly chatter

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available within our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list!

Soft Proof Tutorial by John Paul Caponigro
Monday November 24, 2003
by John Paul Caponigro

John Paul Caponigro walks the reader through the processes of soft proofing images in Photoshop in this elegant and useful PDF excerpt from his book "Photoshop Master Class". orders placed through John Paul at info@johnpaulcaponigroarts.com receive a free PDF Guide to Getting Good Color.

Weekly Chatter:Photoshop CS - Print with Preview settings
Thursday November 20, 2003
by Imaging Revue Experts and Members

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available within our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list!

Greg Gorman's B&W; conversion technique
Tuesday November 18, 2003
by Greg Gorman

Greg Gorman shares with the Imaging Revue subscribers, a technique that finally allows him to shoot color and still get the B&W; effect he desires. Designed by his retoucher Rob Carr, this step-by-step tutorial will show you a great new way to not only convert color to B&W; but add color toning as well! Please refer to the forum thread that got this discussion started.

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Bruce Lewis
Posted on Wed Jun 11, 2003 10:47 AM

Let me be the first to ask this common question in this forum.

I am not a professional photographer. I have 10 to 20,000 35 mm personal slides and negs going back about 35-40 years. I would like to digitize them. I want to be able to view them on the screen and print some of the better ones. (I now shoot digitally only.) I see three options.

1. Send them to a lab to scan. This doesn't appeal to me. Also probably expensive.

2. Get a Nikon Coolscan 4000 with automatic feeder and feed in 50 slides each night for a couple of years. This would presumably be with standard parameters so many of them would need rescanning depending on the image, condition of the slide, etc.

I worry about this one because the auto-feed may not work reliably and perhaps there will be a superior scanner in a little while.

The advantage of this is I would get high quality 16 bit scans for the permanent benefit of my children and grandchildren.

3. Get a lower grade flatbed scanner like the Epson 3200. scan at 8 bit with however many slides or negatives can be scanned at once and do several sets each evening for a year or two. I assume I can surf while the scanner is working.

After a while I would rescan the best images through a lab or perhaps with the next generation Nikon or equivalent.

What do you recommend?

Thanks.

Bruce


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