Is it just me?

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  1. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Or is this image fuzzy? It looks really sharp in the slide, so I can't tell if it's my scanner or my moniter. Any thoughts?

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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    If it's your monitor, it's my monitor also.
     
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    Tyson TPF Noob!

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    Fussy
     
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    first, i think you meant "Fuzzy" Tyson, not "Fussy." But I guess photos sometimes complain extensively. :)

    I do, however, agree with the fact that it is not sharp on my monitor.
     
  5. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Ok, then anyone have any ideas? I saved this as a tiff and, even when saved at 1200 resolution and extreme sharpness, the result is the same. I"m using an HP flatbed with a slide attachment. Is it the equipment or the software?
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Are you getting similar results with other slides? Have you looked at the slide with a loupe to make sure it's sharp? Just eyeing a 35mm slide it would look sharp even if it's soft.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Yes, I tried other slides and looked at them on a light table with a 4x loupe. THey all looked sharp.
     
  8. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    what about the other scans?

    usually, when scanning you always lose some sharpness and should use an unsharp mask in postprocessing.
     
  9. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Same problem.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    do you do any grain reduction? if that is done with the scanner software, then this usually reduces sharpness ... as does ICE (dust and scratches removal).

    but as a general rule, scans always have a certain softness compared to the original.
     
  11. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Hmm. Could my eyesight be a problem? I have glasses and they need to be replaced. Is it possible, though, that things looked sharp in the viewfinder and are just a little off in enlargements? I said earlier that I looked at the slides through a loupe, but maybe that didn't enlarge them enough for me to notice.
     
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    i'm viewing on a mac, which has a pretty darn good display, and it's a little fuzzy!
     

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