Thanks for sharing the info about not tilting the scanner. I
had a feeling that was a no-no, but thought since it was never
mentioned I might try it. I won’t now. I was recently told
about a great image editing program by another list member. It
is called Micrografx Picture Publisher. The latest version
includes a “light studio” which allows you to place effects such
as flood(s) and spot(s) lights on your image, change the
appearance of ambient light, etc., etc., etc. This program has
made a significant improvement in my direct scanned images. Some
of them now appear to have some depth of field and shadow areas.
You can change the placement of the floods and their intensity,
too. There is a demo version available for download. 35mm or
digital photos are still best way to go, but in the
meantime… Email me off list if you want more info.
Nancy <@nbwidmer >
Bacliff, Texas US on the Gulf Coast just blocks from Galveston Bay