Automatic Retouching

Automatic Film Enhancement and Retouching

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Judging the performance of a particular scanner goes a lot further than just the scanning instrument itself. Of equal importance is the performance level of the driver, which is responsible for reproducing an image after processing the info from the scanner. When it comes to a scanner that incorporates high quality in both of these areas, the Canon ScanGear scanner driver is easy to use, and offers a plethora of features, including the following.

Backlight Correction

Fixing overly bright backlit images is necessary, considering the fact that the brighter areas can get totally washed out. But fixing this problem is easy with the ScanGear scanner, which features a specific function that studies the image and adjusts the overall image brightness automatically. It also contrasts the brightness based on the surrounding areas of darkness that require adjusting.

Dust & Scratch Removal

Tiny little specks of dust and debris can be seen, even with the naked eye, when reading film with a scanner. This is where Canon’s dust and scratch removal feature comes in very handy. These defects are detected using an infrared light, after which their size and shape are identified. These dust particles and scratches are then removed automatically, which ultimately reveals a blemish-free reproduction. Software processing can also minimize the appearance of dust and scratches when reprinting existing photos.

Book-Binding Shadow Correction

The shadow that typically shows up when scanning a magazine or pages from a book can be eliminated with the use of the book-binding shadow correction function. The feature does this by first detecting the shadow with a shape-recognition density table, then automatically adjusts the brightness level as needed.

Discoloration Correction

Restoring bright colours to both film and print can be done quite easily thanks to the discolouration correction function of the ScanGear scanner. This feature analyzes the scanned image’s histogram, after which the colour balance, contrast and saturation are all automatically adapted to the proper levels.