scanning with an Epson V700
I am definetly a beginner to scanning slides (and eventually negatives)..

When I scan my slides, the color is off in the preview window and final scan. Are there any tips on how to correct it or a good book to recommend? I'm very new to any sort of editting. I really thought that when I scanned the slide in it would look identical to the image on the slide..

I'm scanning it in at 48bit; 3200dpi..

One example is a pelican in water. The water should be much greener, but when I try to change the water, the pelican becomes green also..

Any help is appreciated...

Comments (5)

Adjusting the green colour, is not the same as adjusting the green channel. You need to adjust using the green channel..

By the way, a year ago you said you'd bought a Nikon Coolscan. You were given a lot of good advice then, and some slightly dubious advice as well, like all Epson flatbeds are rubbish..... - that wasn't me - ... What made you change your mind?..

Comment #1

Thanks for your reply and help last year. I believe that I quoted someone who had a Nikon. I went with the V700 based on cost and that the quality seemed to please many - as well as a dedicated. Your input helped tremendously thanks. Due to my son's terrible car accident soon after, I'm just now able to get to my scanning project. (yea!).

Okay, I see the green channel under tone correction. After trying to adjust that, I'm still not getting it to look like the original. Am I suppose to select just part of the picture? I'm not savvy at all with this - would a good book help? Agggggghhh!..

Comment #2

Do you use silverfast to scan your images in or just the epson scan (I've been just using the epson scan)?..

Comment #3

My scanned images - when viewed in the scanner preview - rarely look just as the photo prints looked. Close but not that accurate.This could be to monitor adjustment or merely the scanner default settings.Whatever, I find I always have to 'fix' something with post-processing..

The V700 wasn't mine - I just got to use it and much as I liked it, I still don't own one..

You might get a more learned response from the Retouching forum here - it's the last forum listed. They're very helpful...

Comment #4

I didn't want to double post.... and wasn't sure where a scanning question would go. I'll be heading over to retouching!..

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