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Contrast/brightness Boost Vs None

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I read in one of 420's old posts that a contrast/brightness boost is useful, but then recently heard from others it depends on the scanner. So I re-scanned a cover, one with brightness/contrast boost and one without. I would like people's opinion on it so that I can be correct from now on.

With contrast/brightness boost of 20 in PS CS2

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Without contrast/brightness boost

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Seeing the original now, I have to say that it indeed looks better with the contrast and brightness adjusted.

It's weird since my scanner puts them out like that with all the enhance options turned off even. :huh:

I use a CanonLide70 btw.

You can always make a macro that adjusts the contrast and brightness to you liking and also resizes them to a with of 1280 in the push of a button.

Took me a while to find it in my program, but I guess most would have such an option.

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Ok, I will continue to use contrast/brightness boost. I agree that macros are the way to go (called actions in PS CS2). The only thing you can't macro is the re-alignment (it is too subjective). Hopefully, with practice, I can eyeball them immediately after scanning them and if slightly off, just rescan it. That way, I can use a macro at the end that does brightness/contrast, resize to 1280, and saves to JPEG level 9. Then I can run the macro as a batch and I can step away for 10 min and they will all be done

Thanks for the input,

Noah

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