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    Procedure scanning negative/film


    Hi all,

    AMD 8-core cpu
    32G RAM
    1024M VRAM
    Epson Perfection 3490 photo scanner
    xsane
    Host Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64bit
    Virtualizer Oracle VirtualBox

    This is my first time scanning negative/film on Linux. Neither I have a Windows machine here. My old Epson scanner still works without problem on scanning photos.

    Click Negative: Invert colors for scanning negatives button
    Adjust Autoadjust gamma/brightness/contrast button

    all without effect.

    The scanned file is attached to this posting.

    Please advise how to scan negative/film with xsane? Thanks

    (I have considered installing Windows on a VM but I have no experience making a scanner working on it)

    Regards
    satimis
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    Have a read through this method.
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


    The Fifth Continent

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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Have a read through this method.
    Hi,

    Thanks for your thread.

    I read similar suggestion on Youtube before, making use of a Single Len Relex Camera. I don't have this device.

    Today I visited Canon Show Room Here.
    DSLR
    EOS100D - USD690 (approx) including len-18-55STM
    EOS 100D
    EOS 100D - [Canon Hongkong Company Limited]

    Scanner
    CanoScan 9000F Mark II CCD = USD220 (approx)
    CanoScan 9000F Mark II
    CanoScan 9000F Mark II - [Canon Hongkong Company Limited]

    They performed demonstrations, scanning both negatives and photos. Its performance was the same as my old Epson Perfection 3490 Photo,
    Epson Perfection 3490 PHOTO, Specifications - Product Information - Epson America, Inc.

    both scanning speed and quality on negative and photo.

    According to their information this scanner can't work on Linux, only on Windows and MAC. But Sane project website confirmed that it was fully supported.
    SANE: Supported Devices

    I also found this thread;
    Canon CanoScan 9000F in Debian Linux (Sunday, December 2, 2012)
    Linux notes: Canon CanoScan 9000F in Debian Linux

    If this scanner works on Debian then it can work on Ubuntu as well.

    I'm now installing Windows 7. I'll run Epson driver scanning negatives and photo to check the results. (I couldn't make use of "xsane" on Ubuntu 12.04 scanning negatives).

    I'll search whether Epson has newer model scanning both negatives and photo and it works on Linux

    Rgds
    satimis

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