[scribus] Scanning photos for a book project
eilert-sprachen at t-online.de
Tue Jan 27 15:53:13 UTC 2015
I am about to make a family chronicle with a lot of old photos. The
older ones are of course baryte paper prints which have a nice rough
Scanning the first photos, I find that there is too much light on the
shadows, and the surface structure results in tiny white stripes and
spots, reflections which show the paper structure but may be disturbing
when the photos are viewed in the book.
With the Gimp I can easily compress the shadows a bit so that black
becomes black, but the tiny spots remain.
The scanning tablet from the TWAIN interface for this scanner (an office
Brother 3-in-1) only allows for tweaking brightness and contrast. I
didn't find any other option to scan, and I don't know if it's usual to
set up brightness and contrast accordingly, and how. (And I don't know
whether you would scan in 24bit colours or in grayshades for
So there are actually 2 problems: There is no automatic for finding the
right black value point, and there is the problem that the lamp lights
the paper structure too much. I tried to turn the photos by 90°, but to
What would you guys do here? I don't want to scan 100+ photos only to
see that it was a fail, so I ask before I actually start working :)
Is there a chance to install another, more intelligent scan tablet or
TWAIN interface? And would you accept the lights on the paper structure
as given, maybe "nice to look at"?
Thanks for your opinions!
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