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RE: Negative Scanning

 I have scanned and printed - up to 20x24 images of FP4+ and TMX-100 negatives developed in Pyrocat as well as XTOL and have never had a problem with grain. When you open an image in Photoshop and view the image at 100% you will see grain - but you are looking at the film at a tremendous magnification and yes you will see grain - but the proof will be in the printing.
I use an Epson 4870 and use the Epson scanning agent and scan at 16 bit grey scale.
Hope this helps

From: Tim Eitniear [mailto:timeitniear@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2007 2:22 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Negative Scanning

Not sure if this is off topic or not, but I'll test the waters. I recently developed some negatives in pyrocat-HD and I am attempting to scan them in with a Minolta Dimage Scan Multi II using Vuescan. I will admit up that I am at the bottom of the learning curve. My scans come out extremely grainy. If I look at them through a grain focuser I do not see the grain. How can I over come this issue? Is there any books or other guides that can help me along?

Thanks for your time


Tim Eitniear
Chicago, Il