[sane-devel] ANNOUNCEMENT: dust removal: please test

Hubert Figuiere hfiguiere@teaser.fr
21 Aug 2002 20:25:41 +0200

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On mar, 2002-08-20 at 23:59, Major A wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm proud to make available the first testing version of a
> dust-removal facility for film scanners with IR readout. Currently it
> is a stand-alone tool, but the actual algorithm is implemented in a
> sanei library. The algorithm is so simple I can't think of a good
> reason why I didn't come up with it earlier.

It was around for at least a couple of year, but the Gimp plugin is a
PITA to use, and not ported to Gimp1.2 (unless you use the patch I
recently sent to the maitainer).


But the program is also unmaintained for at least a couple of years :-(

> To get it, check out the latest CVS of the coolscan2 project on
> sourceforge.net (http://coolscan2.sourceforge.net/). Then use the
> program "duster" in the following way:

Will try it. Sure.
The old dust remove plugin did save a couple of scratched slides.

BTW, this won't work with B&W negatives and Kodachrome slides dut to the
nature of the film dye that contains to much silver oxids particle
unlike C41 or E6 process films. This is not a problem with the software,
but with the hardware (look at the IR scan).

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