VueScan Newsletter - December 2014

We regularly release new versions of VueScan, often with major changes, and sometimes with small updates. Many of these updates come about from customers emailing us with requests and we realise there is a better way of doing something.

Now, we would like to ask all our newsletter subscribers to tell us their requests. So whether it is a major change or a small feature that would make your life easier, let us know! Just reply to this email with your suggestions.

Latest Version of VueScan

Since the last newsletter at the end of October, we have gone from version 9.4.47 to 9.4.54. The major updates that have been made are:

  • Making sure that Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) works without errors
  • Added support for 7 new HP scanners, 67 Brother scanners and 50 new Epson scanners
  • Added support for 124 additional digital raw files
  • Plus improvements for in a number of areas including color recognition, scan speed and scanners from other manufacturers.
  • Since our first newsletter in July we have released 22 new versions of VueScan.

For more details and earlier version release notes click here

Tips and Advice

You can sometimes save time by combining the preview and scan. To do this, set “Input Preview resolution” to the same value as “Input Scan resolution”. If you’re scanning film, you also need to set “Input Lock exposure”.

Then press the “Preview” button, adjust the cropping and press the “Scan” button. Instead of actually moving the scanner and lamp, VueScan will get the scan data from the preview you’ve already done. This will be virtually instantaneous.

This doesn’t work if you’re scanning from the document feeder, since it only does one scan pass anyway. You also might want to do a separate scanning pass if you’re scanning slides that are quite dark, since you might need a longer exposure time.

Would you like to learn more about scanning?

The Illustrated Guide to Film Scanning by Gerard Kingma

A clear step-by-step guide that will help you get the most out of your valuable analogue images.

This book is a guide for lovers of analogue film photography and is intended for enthusiasts, semi-pro and pro analogue photographers who want to improve their scans of analogue images (both transparencies and negatives) and who own VueScan, Adobe Photoshop CS (or later) and the ColorPerfect plug-in.

Note that this is NOT an in depth guide to VueScan, but it is perfectly possible to create high quality scans with VueScan by following the clearly illustrated steps in this guide.

You can get more information about the book from the author, award winning photographer Gerard Kingma

Available to order here at Amazon

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