Rocky Nook Publishes 'Scanning Negatives and Slides: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives'|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 6, 2007 - 11:05 EST)
The accompanying DVD includes scanning and image editing software.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif, February 6, 2007 -- "Scanning Negatives and Slides: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives" provides the knowledge necessary to bridge the gap between analog (traditional) and digital photography.
Many photographers have either moved into digital photography exclusively or use both analog and digital media in their work. In either case, there is sure to be an archive of slides and negatives that cannot be directly integrated into the new digital workflow, nor can it be archived in a digital format.
In "Scanning Negatives and Slides" the reader learns how to achieve the best possible digital image from a negative or a slide, and how to build a workflow to make this process efficient, repeatable, and reliable. The author uses Nikon film scanners, but all steps can easily be accomplished while using a different scanner.
The most common software tools for scanning (SilverFast, VueScan, NikonScan) are not only covered extensively in the book, but are also provided on a companion DVD. The DVD also includes image-editing software, miscellaneous tools, and numerous sample scans.
About the Author
Sascha Steinhoff, a computer expert by training and a photographer by passion, used several rainy seasons in Ireland to learn everything he needed to know about scanners and scanning software. He soon realized that a good scan requires as much work and know-how as a good camera shot, and that a scanning workflow is essential to get the job done efficiently. Sascha is now back in Germany and has joined one of the leading technical magazines as an editor.
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Scanning Negatives and Slides: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives
by Sascha Steinhoff, 256 pages, $44.95