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Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 18, 2022 11:53AM
I’ve been working on my brother’s slide collection since mid-May. He was someone who could not afford to get COVID, but unfortunately, despite being careful and vaxxed, caught it around New Year’s and died January 7th. When he was younger, he loved hiking in the west, and shot a lot of Kodachrome out there in the early to mid 80s. My in-laws boxed up his slides and shipped them to me. They were mostly organized as slide shows, in the cubes used by Bell & Howell projectors (no projector included with the slides). I will probably still take some of these to Dijifi, to see if they can get more shadow and highlight detail out of some of the more difficult ones.

He did a few selfies on his treks and I cleaned up some of them for the Celebration of Life my sister-in-law has organized for later this month.













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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: hal
Date: June 18, 2022 01:21PM
Great pics! Glacier NP or maybe Yellowstone. LOVE the antique backpacking gear.

ps - a couple of pics are visible because of typos in the urls



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: June 18, 2022 01:51PM
Those are beautiful places and images.
Thanks for sharing.
Peace.
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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 18, 2022 02:10PM
Very sorry about the loss of your brother, kj.



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 18, 2022 02:15PM
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hal
Great pics! Glacier NP or maybe Yellowstone. LOVE the antique backpacking gear.

ps - a couple of pics are visible because of typos in the urls

Some are Yellowstone, some could be Glacier. There is a notebook that I think will let me assign locations to most of the Kodachrome images, but I haven’t gotten to that stage. I’ve worked through initial scanning of at least 500 slides, I think. I think he quit shooting slides in the early 90s and switched to color print film. My sister-in-law has not has a chance to go through whatever other photos he shot.

He must have taken a tripod with him.

Thanks for the heads-up: one "dl" was missing its "l".



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: maco
Date: June 18, 2022 02:26PM
My condolences. Great slides
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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 18, 2022 03:39PM
sorry for your loss.
great photos.

just curious, if anyone knows. I see the images with Safari but not Firefox.
Formatting?



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: JoeM
Date: June 18, 2022 06:21PM
Wow, great shots!



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: gadje
Date: June 18, 2022 06:38PM
You brother loved nature and was a great photographer. Beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing. Condoleances for your loss. Make the most of these memories.
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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: June 18, 2022 07:38PM
Fritz

I see images with both Safari (15.5) and FireFox (101.0.1 / 64-bit)...



ka jowct

These pictures you posted are really terrific, thanks for sharing. Sorry for your loss...

What gear are you using to scan your slides and resolution settings. Curious since I am in the middle of a huge scanning project myself.


Jeff




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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: mattkime
Date: June 18, 2022 11:42PM
Sorry for your loss / great pics.

I can't help but wonder if a couple of them would benefit from unsharp mask performed after the image size was set to its final output size. Either that or my monitor has a bit more resolution than the film captured.



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 19, 2022 06:45AM
hmmmm, same versions.



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 19, 2022 06:59AM
privacy badger extension



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 19, 2022 11:03AM
Those are some fantastic Pics. Thank you for sharing.

Sorry seems such a useless thing to say. But I guess Its all we can offer.



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 19, 2022 11:10AM
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SKYLANE
Fritz

I see images with both Safari (15.5) and FireFox (101.0.1 / 64-bit)...



ka jowct

These pictures you posted are really terrific, thanks for sharing. Sorry for your loss...

What gear are you using to scan your slides and resolution settings. Curious since I am in the middle of a huge scanning project myself.


Jeff

I have a Plustek 8200ai scanner. I have used both Silverfast and VueScan with the slides. I am certain that someone who is expert with either of these apps would get better results in some cases. I know that Silverfast should be able to do better with shadow detail, but no amount of fiddling that I have done with the available settings has helped much, if at all. Other people seem to have had the same issue. VueScan nearly always does better with shadow detail, but not perhaps quite as well with problem highlights. Silverfast allows quite a bit more fine-tuning with color prior to scanning, unless there is something I’m missing in the VueScan settings.

At some point, I need to really dig in to the documentation for both apps.

The app I’d recommend is VueScan (paid version), which works with a lot of film and flatbed scanners. Silverfast makes scanner-specific versions and they are fairly expensive. Some scanners come with an SE version of Silverfast, as did my Plustek scanner.

My goal with these slides was to at least get an overview of what was there, and label the scans to preserve the way my brother had them sorted, and of course I have to keep all the slides in order he had them to avoid chaos.

Since early May, I’ve had access to a relatively dust-free area in which to work, and I wanted to get through as much of this as possible before the end of June, when this particular gig will end. So I've been plowing through everything, not spending too much time on specific images until I’d worked through everything.

At some point, I will probably take some of the slides out to Dijifi in Greenpoint to see what they can do with them.



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 19, 2022 11:16AM
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mattkime
Sorry for your loss / great pics
I can't help but wonder if a couple of them would benefit from unsharp mask performed after the image size was set to its final output size. Either that or my monitor has a bit more resolution than the film captured.

Probably. I kept the sharpened version of each image on a layer, so I can always ditch that layer and generate a new layer if I want to redo the sharpening. Some of the photos were shot with better focus than others, though.



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: mattkime
Date: June 19, 2022 11:18AM
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ka jowct
I have a Plustek 8200ai scanner. I have used both Silverfast and VueScan with the slides. I am certain that someone who is expert with either of these apps would get better results in some cases. I know that Silverfast should be able to do better with shadow detail, but no amount of fiddling that I have done with the available settings has helped much, if at all. Other people seem to have had the same issue. VueScan nearly always does better with shadow detail, but not perhaps quite as well with problem highlights. Silverfast allows quite a bit more fine-tuning with color prior to scanning, unless there is something I’m missing in the VueScan settings.

regarding detail - I think you can just scan at lower contrast and higher bit depth to capture all the detail and then set your contrast non destructively in photoshop. I always scan for 'all the detail' rather than the specific output...did the same thing shooting negative film.



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Re: Slide scanning project (bandwidth!)
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 19, 2022 02:14PM
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mattkime
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ka jowct
I have a Plustek 8200ai scanner. I have used both Silverfast and VueScan with the slides. I am certain that someone who is expert with either of these apps would get better results in some cases. I know that Silverfast should be able to do better with shadow detail, but no amount of fiddling that I have done with the available settings has helped much, if at all. Other people seem to have had the same issue. VueScan nearly always does better with shadow detail, but not perhaps quite as well with problem highlights. Silverfast allows quite a bit more fine-tuning with color prior to scanning, unless there is something I’m missing in the VueScan settings.

regarding detail - I think you can just scan at lower contrast and higher bit depth to capture all the detail and then set your contrast non destructively in photoshop. I always scan for 'all the detail' rather than the specific output...did the same thing shooting negative film.

That sounds like a plan, once Phase 2 commences (rescanning).



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