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Arranging your workspace

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Video: Arranging your workspace

In this segment, I'd like to talk a little bit about managing your workspace, in particularly, working with your frame area inside your image. That's this area over here, where we have the frame where our image appears when we're scanning. So let's choose Source of photo and a Task of print, which is kind of a common one that we might use when we're scanning images for a variety of print uses. And let's go ahead and start and perform our pre-scan. And notice, our image occurs over here and here's our scan frame, and if we left the scan frame like this, it would scan the image and all of this background, which we can see over here would give us a 25 megabyte file, which is larger than we certainly need for this 5x7 image.

Arranging your workspace

In this segment, I'd like to talk a little bit about managing your workspace, in particularly, working with your frame area inside your image. That's this area over here, where we have the frame where our image appears when we're scanning. So let's choose Source of photo and a Task of print, which is kind of a common one that we might use when we're scanning images for a variety of print uses. And let's go ahead and start and perform our pre-scan. And notice, our image occurs over here and here's our scan frame, and if we left the scan frame like this, it would scan the image and all of this background, which we can see over here would give us a 25 megabyte file, which is larger than we certainly need for this 5x7 image.

First thing to pay attention to is, depending upon which output task you've chosen, which scan dimensions and resolutions you have access to is going to change depending upon your choice. Since this is a common one, I want to show you this Fix scan frame to selected output format. So, depending upon the format that you choose here, if you check this on like this, when you go over here to try to adjust the scan frame it's going to stay in the same proportions of whatever you've chosen here. So, if we chose 5x7 for instance, that actually fits this image pretty well, because, well, it's a 5x7 image. But that may not always be the case.

So, if you want to choose a specific format, you can check this on. Your proportions will remain the same, and that actually can make things much easier. If you don't really have one that fits, and let's say that your scan frame is out here like this, the fast way to set your frame manually is just go upper left-hand corner, set that the way you want it, and then just go all the way down to the lower right-hand corner and move that up like this. And then both sides will be set pretty quickly. So, you can either maintain a certain proportion by clicking that Fix scan frame, or you can do it manually with a quick two-step process. All right! The next thing to look at is this magnifying glass.

Very often I can work just in this mode here, but notice sometimes it's nice to be able to magnify your image so that you can get a better look at the highlight or place the frame exactly where you want it. That's pretty handy to be able to do. But you'll notice when I did that, that my scanner had to go through a little bit of another pre-scan. Because by default, your scanner is set up so that you'll only get a low-resolution pre-scan at the default resolution that you see on screen. If you wanted to do that kind of zooming in on a regular basis, what I recommend that you do is go back to your preferences, and underneath the General settings, see the High Resolution Prescan.

Instead of having a 1x, if you put a 2x here and then close, notice when we return to our WorkflowPilot and we start our pre-scan, and then we bring our frame down like this--I've got the proportional frame here. Now when we click on the magnify, notice that it magnifies very quickly, and it doesn't have to do another pre-scan because we've already captured enough pixels to be used to magnify our image and still get good image quality.

Also, notice that I can take my frame and move it in on the picture. See, I didn't want to capture the entire picture. And when I zoom in like that, this time it magnifies just to that portion of the frame. So, keeping that set on 2x is a nice thing to have. And that's typically where I have mine set because I don't often need to zoom in too much more than what I'm doing here. But it's up to you. You can set that preference anyway that you like it. And finally, clicking on this again will take it back to full preview. And here we go. We'll just set out frame the way we like it. And typically if you just set one corner, then the other one is much easier to set for the other two sides.

And then finally, we have the Flip and Rotate. We have the clockwise rotation and counterclockwise rotation. Notice there're keyboard shortcuts for this: Cmd on Mac, Ctrl on Windows, 7 and 9 to rotate around like this. And then we have the ability to flip horizontally or vertically, notice, using Cmd or Ctrl+A and then Cmd or Ctrl+Shift+8, and that's if you wanted the image to be looking the other way for instance. So, there's basically controlling your frame area and being able to zoom in and adjust your frame with or without proportion, and then flip and rotate, and also setting your preferences that you do a little bit higher resolution pre-scan that allows you to zoom in and get a little bit tighter view on your pre-scanned image.

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Scanning with SilverFast

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  1. 5m 19s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      43s
    3. Taking the Tazmanian Oath
      3m 38s
  2. 19m 14s
    1. Launching SilverFast
      4m 2s
    2. Touring the SilverFast interface
      3m 35s
    3. Understanding SilverFast's scanning workflows
      4m 28s
    4. Using automated vs. manual scanning
      4m 31s
    5. Getting help as you use SilverFast
      2m 38s
  3. 32m 46s
    1. Touring the SilverFast 8 automatic scanning tools
      6m 7s
    2. Preparing for automatic scanning
      4m 6s
    3. Arranging your workspace
      4m 23s
    4. Setting up color management
      4m 43s
    5. Setting scan frame and resolution
      3m 55s
    6. Adjusting, naming, formatting, and locating an image
      8m 24s
    7. Previewing scan settings with the info tool
      1m 8s
  4. 1h 7m
    1. Scanning simple line art
      8m 6s
    2. Scanning detailed line art
      8m 9s
    3. Scanning grayscale photos
      11m 43s
    4. Scanning color photos
      11m 17s
    5. Scanning a color photo as a grayscale image
      12m 15s
    6. Scanning a positive piece of film
      6m 52s
    7. Scanning a negative piece of film
      8m 39s
  5. 26m 1s
    1. Touring the manual scanning tools
      7m 19s
    2. Setting preferences for manual scanning
      10m 0s
    3. Calibrating your scanner
      3m 40s
    4. Arranging your workspace
      5m 2s
  6. 1h 35m
    1. Scanning simple line art and changing it into vectors
      7m 38s
    2. Scanning simple line art and keeping it as pixels
      5m 41s
    3. Scanning detailed line art
      8m 18s
    4. Scanning grayscale photos
      14m 5s
    5. Scanning landscape color photos
      15m 51s
    6. Scanning color portrait photos
      13m 56s
    7. Scanning color product shots
      9m 29s
    8. Scanning a color photo as a grayscale image
      4m 31s
    9. Scanning a piece of positive color film
      5m 52s
    10. Scanning a piece of negative color film
      9m 56s
  7. 1h 0m
    1. Should I use SilverFast or Photoshop?
      4m 9s
    2. Making global color corrections
      4m 37s
    3. Bringing out shadow details
      4m 28s
    4. Making a selective color replacement
      3m 21s
    5. Sharpening in SilverFast
      7m 15s
    6. Working with target-based corrections
      4m 55s
    7. Color correcting with neutrals
      10m 19s
    8. Exploring automatic color correction in manual mode
      3m 35s
    9. Scanning a printed image
      5m 49s
    10. High-bit-depth and HDR scanning
      5m 28s
    11. Removing noise and patterns
      3m 32s
    12. Removing dust and scratches
      3m 30s
  8. 7m 2s
    1. Batch scanning images
      1m 28s
    2. Using the JobManager
      4m 16s
    3. Exploring SilverFast 8 shortcuts and tips
      1m 18s
  9. 1m 29s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 29s

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