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Old 18th February 2017, 05:46 PM
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Based purely on my experience on APUG I can think of another reason why scanning even when done within the rules to demonstrate a negative problem appears to be fraught with danger in that I have lost count of the number of posts in APUG where the "problem" has been the scanner and not the negative.

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Old 18th February 2017, 10:33 PM
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I think the moderators are sleeping a bit: a thread like this would normally be closed as soon as a moderator saw it.
Not sleeping, just keeping an eye on it to see it does not get out of hand. TonyC is right to ask and so far the advice given has been helpful to him but if it strays into discussion on the merits of various scanners or scanning methods then that would be a step too far.

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Old 19th February 2017, 12:19 AM
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This is asked out of sheer curiosity, Bill and not out of devilment but I think it is a "given" that when scanning to demonstrate a possible negative problem it is important to ensure that the scanner operates at the minimum level required to correctly replicate the negative, so in terms of said minimum level is there a list of scanners that meet this level?

For instance, I had a thread on a negative that needed grade 5 and still seemed to fall short in terms of a good print but I wouldn't begin to know if my printer/scanner(HP 2510) can scan negatives sufficiently to demonstrate the problem( real or imagined as the case may be)

I appreciate it is difficult to know where to draw the line and I have no desire to add a hybrid section to FADU but a certain minimum level of knowledge of scanning and scanners may be needed to utilise the permission given to us by FADU to utilise scanning for the purposes of analysis of negative problems.

In the "old days", pre-internet we'd have met face to face and the actual negative would have been on show for discussion but such a straightforward method is not open to us.

Some education may be required which entails discussion of scanning and scanners simply as a means to an analogue end

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