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Vuescan Raw files into Lightroom?
Old 12-20-2010   #1
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Vuescan Raw files into Lightroom?

I'm currently a PC user using CS3, but have the opportunity to pick up a complete Mac system from another photographer who is upgrading to the latest and greatest Mac package (she' making enough money to warrant it, she says). I'm not using Lightroom now, but it is on her system along with CS3. I've read great things about Lightroom, but have read that it cannot import Vuescan raw files which I now import into Adobe Bridge. Can any of you confirm or deny this? Thanks, GF
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Old 12-20-2010   #2
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I run vuescan and lightroom together and it's smooth sailing. Import DNG files.
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Old 12-20-2010   #3
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Flip, thanks for the info, I'd hate to have to scan the negs as straight tiffs. GF
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Old 12-21-2010   #4
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Yeah, DNG "Raw save film" is the way to go for LR. Without that option ticked in Vuescan, you need to invert each image in LR using point curves. It's not hard, just that your curve corrections are also inverted (i.e. "shadows" become highlights).
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Same here, using dng from vuescan in light room 2.
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I save from Vuescan as a raw in tiff format into a folder that's watched by Lightroom. LR then makes a duplicate to my backup drive, moves the original into its proper place in the folder hierarchy, renames it sequentially (I'm up to "scan989" right now), applies my preset, and renders the full-size image preview for quick editing.

Not a bad result from just feeding the negative strip into vuescan with "auto scan" turned on.
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Old 05-14-2011   #7
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Yeah, DNG "Raw save film" is the way to go for LR. Without that option ticked in Vuescan, you need to invert each image in LR using point curves. It's not hard, just that your curve corrections are also inverted (i.e. "shadows" become highlights).
Thank you very much!

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I save from Vuescan as a raw in tiff format into a folder that's watched by Lightroom. LR then makes a duplicate to my backup drive, moves the original into its proper place in the folder hierarchy, renames it sequentially (I'm up to "scan989" right now), applies my preset, and renders the full-size image preview for quick editing.

Not a bad result from just feeding the negative strip into vuescan with "auto scan" turned on.
That sounds really interesting. I tried using VueScan on my Minolta Scan Dual IV but it reported 'scanning' and made my Mac freeze completely.

Guess I'll stick to using the slower Minolta software for the Scan Dual, and use VueScan excusively on my Scanmaker 8700

Might yet set it up with folders as you described, sounds real user friendly!
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Old 05-14-2011   #9
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That sounds really interesting. I tried using VueScan on my Minolta Scan Dual IV but it reported 'scanning' and made my Mac freeze completely.

Guess I'll stick to using the slower Minolta software for the Scan Dual, and use VueScan excusively on my Scanmaker 8700

Might yet set it up with folders as you described, sounds real user friendly!
That sounds like a bug. Vuescan updates are very frequent, so it may be resolved (soon).
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That sounds really interesting. I tried using VueScan on my Minolta Scan Dual IV but it reported 'scanning' and made my Mac freeze completely.

Guess I'll stick to using the slower Minolta software for the Scan Dual, and use VueScan excusively on my Scanmaker 8700

Might yet set it up with folders as you described, sounds real user friendly!
I had a good bit of freezing using both my Epson Pro V750 and Nikon 4000ED. I turned off all other firewire devices and haven't had a freeze since.
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Old 05-14-2011   #11
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I scan with Vuescan, save as 16-bit-per-channel TIFF and import to LR3 as DNG.
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