Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Canon 8800F frame cropping

  1. #1
    500+ Posts
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    České Budějovice, Czech Republic
    Posts
    972

    Canon 8800F frame cropping

    Hello fellow photographers,
    recently I have installed my new scanner, Canon 8800F. So far, I have scanned just two 120 color negative films. I have observed that the scanner automatically recognizes individual frames, which is convenient, but when the frame is very dark near its edges (which really happen in pinhole pictures), the scanner crops it. (When heavily underexposed, the scanner does not recognize the film at all.)
    I haven't found any setting to avoid that. I have just tried to scan the film as "color slide film" -- the frame was ok, but I could not get rid of the color cast caused by the mask.
    (The workflow I use: open IrfanView, choose TWAIN source, then File -- Acquire/Batch Scanning. It opens Canon 8800F scan/prescan window. Should I use something different?)

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Martin

  2. #2

    Canon 8800F frame cropping

    Take a look at the Vuescan software ( www.hamrick.com ). this software offers a lot for not much money and you can forget the hassle with the twain driver software.

  3. #3
    500+ Posts
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    České Budějovice, Czech Republic
    Posts
    972

    Canon 8800F frame cropping

    Thanks, René,
    it looks being worth the price, and it is even ported to Linux.
    Thank you for the tip.

    Martin

  4. #4

    Canon 8800F frame cropping

    Martin, to use the full power of Vuescan I would recommend to buy the "The VueScan Bible" book (ISBN 978-1-933952-69-7) written by Sascha Steinhoff.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •