[sane-devel] Suggestions

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 13:10:24 UTC 2009

1. what frontend are you using?
2. what scanner?
3. what backend?


On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 9:06 AM, David Mills <djmills at netspace.net.au> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just joined the list so apologies if others have already made the
> following suggestion
> I'm scanning a lot of negatives and have set up a template for batch mode
> for 35mm negatives. The trouble is that every time you load a new set of
> negatives, the frames are always in slightly different possitions.
> Suggestion 1: it would be great if when you select a frame in the batch list
> that movements to the selection area edges were remembered without requiring
> the extra steps of adding a new batch entry and deleting the old one.
> The next issue is that it is rare that all the frames have the same light
> levels. The way that I get around this is to set up the template for the
> frames and save a copy, then remove all except a group that have the same
> light level, do the bacth scan, reload the saved template, remove the ones
> just scanned and all bar a second batch etc. Very time consuming.
> Suggestion 2: it would be much better if it was possible to set the
> brightness, contrast, colour balance etc. for each image in the batch
> individually and batch scan the lot in one hit.
> Suggestion 3: Finally, given that scanning negatives or slides would
> probably be one of the most common uses for the batch scan, it would be
> great if there was an "Auto select all frames" next to the "Autoselect scan
> area". In the options you could add a choice for whether this option simply
> found the frames or also auto adjusted brightness, contrast, colour balance
> etc at the same time.
> If this last option existed I could
> Load a collection of negatives
> Choose "Aquire preview"
> Press the new "Auto select frames" (with the light balance option set)
> Perhaps make a few minor adjustments to a couple of frames or remove any
> that I don't want
> Batch scan
> Thanks,
> David.
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