[Techtalk] getting quality photo scans
akkana at shallowsky.com
Fri Nov 17 17:16:17 UTC 2006
mk_hayes at charter.net writes:
> I'm an amateur photographer, so I actually feel confident in
> offering advice on this. The best quality scans can only be had
> by scanning negatives. So if you have access to those, you should
> scan them instead of the prints. You can pick up a Minolta DiMage
> IV for cheap money, and get really fine scans. If you have a mix
Does that work in Linux? I can't find anything on Google about
that, so it would be great to hear that there's a decent film
scanner that does work in Linux.
I recently inherited a Nikon Coolscan V ED. Do you know anything
about that scanner? In particular, how well it works in Linux?
I found some pages indicating that it works partially but not
very well in SANE, but that there's a pay program called VueScan,
which supports lots of scanners and runs on Linux. VueScan doesn't
have the Minolta Dimage IV in the list, though (unless it's the
same as the "Scan Dual IV").
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