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Monday, March 27, 2017

Found Slides, Shades of Blue

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Vintage color film slides from the '80s, found, scanned, and post-processed for web publishing.
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I was rummaging through my boxes of storage boxes of camera and photography paraphernalia and came across a stacked album of slides taken 30+ ago when I was very much younger and had been traveling around a bit during my study and early working years. I was also working on the Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II at the same time and decided to start scanning some of the slides and see what I came up with. The 9000F Mark II, though some find it a bit of fuss to work with, is actually a delight to work with.

If you are having the same problem as I was, my recommendation is to use only the IJ Scan Utility and the Scan Gear option. In the setting for Scan Gear, make sure you enable the 'Enable large image scan' option if you are going to scan 120 films, then use the Scan Gear Advanced Mode to set up the 'Scan Area' size for the film size option.

Canon Canoscan 9000F Mark II

The images here were uploaded to my image editor, Olympus Viewer 3 (OV3), where I gave them all a once over with individual tweaks including Auto Tone Correction, Tilt Adjustment & Crop, Shading Compensation, Tone Curve, Brightness & Contrast, Hue & Saturation, Sharpness & Blur, and Noise Reduction.

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