But if you're not sure what the 3 problems are when scanning slides, then you'll waste time trying to find out what to fix.
Here's what you need to know...
When you look at a slide in the light the colours look great. But the minute you scan it, the colours look nothing like the original. They look flat, dull, and unnatural.
Why does the slide look good, but not the slide scan?
Well, take a look at your slide. Do you see the gloss coming off the slide? This gloss is also scanned. And what happens is, you get this "filmy" look over your scan
So it doesn't matter if you kept your slides in good condition, or if your slides are only 5 years old -- this gloss is going to make your scans look flat.
Have a look...
See how the Normal Scan looks flat, and the colours don't look natural? This is easily fixed in Photoshop. Here's how...Click Here For Full Tutorial On How To Fix Unnatural Colours Using Photoshop
When you bring your slide to the light you have not problems seeing people's faces. But sometimes when it's scanned, those details like peopel's faces are gone, lost in the shadows.
This is because scanner's have a tough time adjusting "Exposure". In other words, your scanner is going to make your digital images either too dark or too bright.
Have a look...
Exposure is easy to fix in Photoshop. Here's a step-by-step guide...Click Here For The Full Tutorial On How To Adjust Exposure Levels Using Photoshop
Again, if you look at your slide in the light, it looks great. But when you scan it, you're going to see ALL those minute dust and scratches your naked eye couldn't see.
I told you to wipe your slides before you scanned them (see Basic Slide Scan Tips).
But sometimes, over time, the dust becomes permanent. You see, your slides were "printed" using what is called emulsion. Emulsion is a chemical dye. And over time, this chemical dye will erode, crack, eat up dust, etc. You won't see this with the naked eye, but your scanner will.
Have a look...
Your scanner will scan minute dust and scratches that you won't see with the naked eye. Here's a step-by-step guide to fix this...Click Here For Full Tutorial On How To Remove Dust And Scratches Using Photoshop
Here's those full tutorials again...
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