"My biggest problem was my inability to produce sufficiently detailed large-scale images with an 8 MP camera," says Dawn. "VueScan allows me to go from a 7MB image to create huge 80 or 90 MB images and to manipulate all the lighting effects, curve and color adjustments before I scan. It works perfectly, helping me to create well-lit images with unusual depth and detail. Because VueScan does all the work, the only post-processing required in Photoshop is a bit of sharpening as well as some contrast adjustments to bring out the texture, saving me a great deal of time." Her large images can now be submitted to stock photo agencies since agencies prefer an image that is a minimum of 50MB. VueScan allows Dawn to print the images on much larger canvases, making her work very successful as a 3 foot image has a great deal more impact than an 8x10" photo.
To get similar file sizes with a camera, Dawn would have to go large format and that would cost thousands of dollars - an expensive process. "Instead, I can do something similar with a $400 scanner and a $40 piece of software, and get as much, if not more, detail in the images."
Dawn also tried using SilverFast. "Because VueScan is so much more intuitive than SilverFast, I abandoned it and now only use VueScan".
Dawn's flower images have attracted a lot of attention, and she is planning on submitting them to more galleries. "VueScan gives me the quality and so much more detail than I could ever get from the camera. I am so pleased with the success that I have had with my images on the scanner. I never imagined I could do so much with something that is so reasonably priced."
Dawn has a PC Pentium IV with Windows XP Pro, and her scanner is the Epson Perfection 1650. To view her work visit: