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Old 02-01-2016, 05:37 PM   #3
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As someone who posts a lot of scanned slides, I will say that a lot of my images walk a fine line between sharpness and noise. After I sharpen the image (usually looking at the train), I try to look at the sky, and it's not unusual for noise to appear after sharpening, and then I apply some noise reduction. I process in Lightroom, and it's now my normal practice to export the processed image as a tiff, reimport the exported image, and do some additional sharpening, again looking for any noise and applying corrections.

Recently on another thread, someone (I believe that it was John West) said that processing slides is difficult, and no truer words have appeared in these forums. I processed about 40 digital images for my wife this weekend in the time that I spend to process a half-dozen slides.

Doug Lilly
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