Chances are that you are reading this blog for the pictures. The technical aspects are merely curiosities and my diatribes on photo technique are too much; just get to the picture. After all my photo magazine subscriptions ended, I began reading online. Here is a recent article right up my alley:
1. Covid and all those unscanned slides? Sure! Go ahead and scan your old slides.
2. Software – The Nikon scanner software just disappeared. Vuescan or Silverfast. Silverfast is clunky hard to use. Aha! Right!
Honest! I didn’t do this. My cat jumped into the basket and fit himself into the cramped space. He was perfectly content to nestle in and just stare back at me. Don’t ask me which twin this would be. Whatever I say would be trouble for me. Colleen will correct me and I always listen to her. Always….
I have both VueScan and SilverFast, and use them both for different things — I use VueScan for my color images and SilverFast for my monochrome images. Both can be a challenge at first, but they get easier with experience.
April 9, 2021 at 7:00 am
It took forever to arrive at scanner settings with VueScan. I scanned about 100k slides. I tried Silverfast twice and could not get past the program interface. Thank goodness Vuescan was there after Nikon just dropped their support for their own scanners.
April 9, 2021 at 7:56 am