extra eyes needed - help me obi-wans

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Keebler, Apr 2, 2007.

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Which one is better?

Poll closed Apr 7, 2007.
  1. img00076samp2.jpg

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. IMG00762.jpg

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm hoping you folks can help me out.

    Here are 2 samples (sorry they aren't larger in size :(

    one is scanned by a company whom i use to scan larger batches for dvd projects (aside from shrinking them for dvd use, i include the originals in a data folder).

    one is scanned by me using my epson v700.

    http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/keebler_deerkiller/img00076samp2.jpg

    http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/keebler_deerkiller/IMG00762.jpg

    simply put - in your opinion, which is better in terms of colour, exposure etc..etc..



    Cheers,
    Keebler
     
  2. b0tt094 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Both are very blurry, but i like the colors in the first one
     
  3. Georgie macrumors member

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    "samp2" is super-saturated--too much so in my opinion--and bends into magenta, on top of which it's too contrasty and details are lost from the shadows. I prefer "IMG00762," though it has low contrast and is tinged yellow. The second image (IMG00762) preserves more information and would be easier to correct. Looking at the two alone, I prefer IMG because I think it's probably more accurate, but that's a subjective opinion. Neither are great.
     
  4. compuwar macrumors 601

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    The first is noticeably sharper, they're in different color spaces, and that's all adjustable, but the blur of the second kills it outright in a side-by-side comparison.

    Blending the two automatically doesn't do too badly though.
     

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  5. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks for the feedback.

    i wish i could post the full res. shots as they are much clearer than this little pics.

    cheers,
    keebler
     
  6. epicwelshman macrumors 6502a

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    If anything, posting the full-res shots will show even more how blurry they are. I've noticed this a lot with scanned prints though... they're not very sharp compared to digital. I think if you really want to still use film but put photos online, or even make digital backups you'll need a negative scanner... but I think those are fairly costly.
     
  7. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    Two seems oversaturated. Both are nothing great to get excited about. Is this the best source image you've got?
     
  8. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    sadly, it is. these are 35mm slides from the 70s. there is another 275 of them. i may have picked a bad example, but they are similar. some are incredibly clear and some are the same.

    when it comes down to it, what i use as a source heavily determines the outcome. i'm trying to determine if i should outsource the scanning (they did img00076 from a previous job) for a new job (232 pics) or if i should scan them in my office (samp2). I'm using an epson v700 with silverfast SE. I may upgrade to the AI version which allows for more colour correction, exposure control and Digital ICE control. In the end, i want to ensure the client is happy of course.

    Cheers,
    Keebler
     
  9. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Their scanner is out of focus. I'd throw it back for a rescan and see if they can match the focus, if not, then dump them- that's killing the image (not that it's an image to write home about anyway, but I'm sure it's someone's memory of a good time.) I'd stay away from Disneychrome-like profiles unless they were actually shot on Velvia though. That is unless the client wants them all over-saturated and unrealistic color-wise.
     

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