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While looking into upgrading with a new board or switch out completely to a New Window 7 Professional it became evident that I would have to make the big switch to a new replacement. I am heavily Epson Expression 1680 Special Edition Scanner with XP software so I was concerned about which software would have to be upgraded as well.

I have an Epson Photo and have been extremely happy with the results that I have obtained. I am heavy into retouching and restoration of photos as it is a sizable part of my photo business. I installed all the software packed with the which consisted of the regular supplied company software and SilverFast SE.

Epson Expression 1680 Special Edition Scanner Driver

When I discovered just what I could do with the software and the amount of control Epson Expression 1680 Special Edition Scanner it offered for black and white films such as by brand as well as transparencies and prints, I selected to use it exclusively and never really used the alternative software. System Requirements bit systems: It was most evident in images with a relatively short density scale, particularly portraits and figures against a black background. In darker, smooth tone gradations the final adjusted scan image contained some posterization, sharp tone breaks that should have been smooth.

As a result, I changed my approach and scanned my black and white films as if they were positive images and selected bit output instead of 8 Epson Expression 1680 Special Edition Scanner.

My test scans of a variety of 35mm film images produced very clean, accurate color, and good image sharpness with the scan resolution set to make a 10" long image on a 8. Then, I opened the negative, high-bit image in Photoshop 6.

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I then Inverted this image to a positive, and again used the Levels dialog to fine-tune the optimization of the gamut. If necessary, I also adjusted Curves to increase the image contrast, which affected some levels of tone relationships in the picture.

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These results were uniformly excellent, just about the best scans I've made with any scanner of black and white silver-based film. Out of about 65 scans of a wide range of subjects and negative characteristics there was only one image with which I was not satisfied, and I believe that was due as much to the original photography as the scanning. I also reported this problem to both LaserSoft and Epson.

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In both instances they were interested in a resolution, and I promised to provide some samples to assist in finding a fix for this minor software problem. Color Scans I then called upon my friend and colleague, James Chen, and asked if he had some color he would like scanned.

I knew that his architectural and interior photography would provide some challenging subjects. I was not disappointed. He chose some interior images of the creations of a renowned designer that were indeed challenging. Some were original transparencies, some duplicate transparencies, and some color negatives.

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I scanned each image and accommodated the different sizes to get an image size to make a print 13" wide at dpi. All of the scans were made using SilverFast Ai 5 to adjust the pre-scan. This resulted in an image open in Photoshop 6. One of the negatives, a fairly old Ektacolor, resulted in a particularly fine scan. I then made a few minor editing adjustments, mostly to fine-tune the image gamut using Levels, and then made a test print with my Epson Expression 1680 Special Edition Scanner Stylus Photo printer.

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The print images, I believe, were very accurate and were Epson Expression 1680 Special Edition Scanner quality representations of the original film images. During the years I was in Hollywood I made countless portraits with a medium format camera. The Epson Expression Pro scanned this portrait negative and preserved all of the tone values exactly for a 13x19" Epson Stylus Photo print. I would have been hard pressed to match the quality in my "wet" darkroom at the time the photo was taken.

My next tests included many more 35mm film images, including many slides, more than I usually scan with a flat-bed. From this sample I found that this newest Epson Expression did a much better job scanning 35mm images than any affordable flat-bed I have worked with so far.

I was particularly impressed that scanning to a 10" long by dpi image file resulted in very good prints on 8. Even very fine detail in the slide was captured and reproduced crisply in the test prints I made.

In the course of my test work I also scanned a few prints and documents. It now provides a magnified thumbnail of the image pre-scan of wherever the cursor is on screen.

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This assists in the precise placement of the eyedroppers to select highlight and shadow points. It is backed up with before and after "Densitometer" readouts. However, I would personally prefer a histogram display instead of numeric readouts to provide a graphic representation of the image gamut as a better guide to adjustment.

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