Monday, September 26, 2005

Scanning is Hell!

I've just spent the last hour trying to scan a single frame of film. For the first half an hour VueScan refused to accept that there was even a scanner attached to the PC, despite Windows and me claiming to the contrary.

After several reboots, rescans of the SCSI bus and two dance of shames, the software eventually gave in and accepted that there was a scanner attached - hurray! or so I thought.

VueScan then decided that it could still win and that whatever I scanned no matter what the settings were that it was going to get its revenge by f*@king up the colour of the scanned negative. I used exactly the same technique that I have been using for the past few days (forgot to mention that I now have the scanner until Thursday), but no joy. Changed the setting to defaults and started again from first principles, no joy. Did the dance of shame, no joy. Did the dance of joy, no joy.

I've packed the scanner away now and will challenge VueScan to a rematch tomorrow. Did I mention that scanning is hell?

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