Finally I had time to mess around with the scanner settings on my Epson V330, after I discovered that the negatives I scanned wasn’t supposed to look they way they did. Basically, I accidentally had one roll printed (I haven’t bothered with printing the negs up until now), only to see much nicer colours and contrast. So that got me thinking – what if all the images I thought were ‘wrong’ because I can’t use the camera, was actually down to the scanner?
Here is a link to Part 1 to read about me getting confused and having an inner battle with myself about what’s right & wrong, and the Scanned Negs Vs Scanned Prints examples.
Back to the results!
I was amazed as to how different the results of the settings would be. Not only were they different with one image, but also you’d expect other images to produce roughly the same output – wrong! Some images worked better in different settings compared to others.
I don’t need to write much for this blog, I think the results speak for themselves.
I guess this time I can blame the tools, and myself for taking them for granted expecting them to produce the best results in one particular setting. Just for you to know, all the images I have uploaded to my Home have been scanned in using the Professional Mode setting (Epson Photo V330).
Looks like I will be re-doing some of them to see if there is a difference.
My advice would be to test different settings for a variety of images that have different lighting, colours etc and see what happens.