VueScan Black & White Tutorial

This mini set of VueScan black and white scanning videos are designed to help those who use VueScan for scanning black and white negatives.

My analog film photography is based around the hybrid workflow. I capture the image on traditional black and white light sensitive film, develop it in traditional darkroom chemicals and then digitally scan it for print.

For my Epson V800 scanner, I use a selection of scanning software applications, one of which is the professional edition of VueScan. VueScan is affordable and works with just about any film scanner.

These mini video tutorials give an insight into what settings I use when scanning my black and white negatives for either tif  based output or a straight linear scan based output. 

I demonstrate what settings I use and also show how I deal with areas of the preview scan which appear to be showing areas of blocked blacks and, or blown highlights.

I talk about a linear scan workflow and demonstrate how I use the ColorPerfect plugin to control the initial inversion process.

The videos have been recorded at a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 and are encoded in the .mp4 format.

All 16 videos can be downloaded as individual files or can be downloaded in one single 4GB zip file.

Introduction4 mins: 46 seconds
VueScan Interface23 mins: 57 seconds
Scan Preview9 mins: 46 seconds
Dealing With Blocked Blacks4 mins: 49 seconds
Dealing With Blocked Highlights7 mins: 20 seconds
Comparing Blocked Blacks4 mins: 48 seconds
Comparing Blocked Whites4 mins 20 seconds
Linear Scans Introduction8 mins: 28 seconds
Linear Interface3 mins: 5 seconds
Linear Scan3 mins: 40 seconds
Linear Photoshop Inversion10 mins: 35 seconds
Assigning Gamma6 mins: 53 seconds
ColorPerfect Inversion9 mins: 18 seconds
ColorPerfect Adjustments14 mins: 50 seconds
ColorPerfect Virtual Greys7 mins: 44 seconds
Bonus Video Scan Resolution8 mins: 7 seconds
ColorPerfect Plugin PDFWebsite Links

Silverfast Black and White Scanning Videos

5 individual videos
Each one has been compiled in to the mp4 format
making them compatible on most devices
which supports either the
Windows or Mac operating systems.