I have an Epson V500 Photo Scanner, and my brother will be giving me a V600. Both are useless on my new Apple computers, as the Epson software was 32 bit - won’t run on the newer OS.
I searched all over twice, years ago, and had a long discussion with both Apple and Epson. There are software programs that work with my scanner, but they are very basic - while the Epson software seemed to have controls for everything.
Since then, a new company, VueScan has reverse engineered the software for thousands of scanners.
I think my question is mostly for Joanna, as we’ve had lots of discussions about scanners as I muddled along trying to learn and do. There is a good YouTube video that shows how one person configures the scanner:
Joanna, when you get time, maybe you could go through this, and suggest the best settings to scan images for PL4 ? I’ve found it can “flip” images automatically, and I have full control of all the color settings, etc. What would you recommend for color, and probably more importantly for me, for b&w. I see how the scanner software can adjust color output, but I assume I would just want the standard output, no enhancement, and instead of saving to ‘jpg’ I will save to ‘tiff’ - but again, the program allows me to select all the settings. I don’t want to use it the way the lady who made the video uses it - I just want it to copy whatever I scan (negative, or printed material) without modifying colors, contrast, and so on.
For anyone reading this, if you have a scanner and aren’t satisfied with the software to run it, check out VueScan. A trial version of the software is free - so it’s easy to try out on any scanner, and decide if it’s worth buying.
Speaking of which, I dropped off my 24 exposure roll of b&w film at the professional darkroom lab today - should get the negatives back in two or three days. The lab can scan them, then send me by email, but that’s probably more suited to snapshots.
To Wolfgang - I know, I should concentrate on one thing, but my Leica M3 is screaming for attention, and I need to scratch that itch. In no way do I expect this to replace digital, but it will certainly be enjoyable once I recover my past ability with 35mm film cameras.