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Slide Scanning

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I've been slowly working on some back-in-the-day TR's, and all the images are pre-digital, usually on slide film, and Kodachrome to boot. I've found it really difficult to get good scans of that film, particularly when a little underexposed which I always leaned towards for the color saturation.

In terms of hardware/software, I've got a Nikon Coolscan V slide/negative scanner and use VueScan software. I'm familiar with but hardly a master of the process, and I get the sense there is a lot more I could do with the software if I just knew which settings to tweak in which direction.

Any advice anyone?

 

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Ask Lowell Skoog. He's done a huge amount of work digitizing old images from a variety of formats, including slides.

 

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I'd scan and bring them into Lightroom for tweaks.  It's great software that should be able to polish any image that's somewhat close to the correct exposure. It is a subscription though so you might want to look at other photo editing software competitors.

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On 12/14/2021 at 9:37 PM, Off_White said:

I've been slowly working on some back-in-the-day TR's, and all the images are pre-digital, usually on slide film, and Kodachrome to boot. I've found it really difficult to get good scans of that film, particularly when a little underexposed which I always leaned towards for the color saturation.

In terms of hardware/software, I've got a Nikon Coolscan V slide/negative scanner and use VueScan software. I'm familiar with but hardly a master of the process, and I get the sense there is a lot more I could do with the software if I just knew which settings to tweak in which direction.

Any advice anyone?

 

I've used these guys several times - scanned my entire Kodachrome library.  They use equipment far superior to anything you can afford.   https://www.digmypics.com/slide-scanning

 

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