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Additional comparison between Epson Perfection 2450 PHOTO and Epson Perfection 3200 PHOTO: 40-year-old Underexposed Kodachrome slide!

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Here's a scanned slide from my dad's (L.A. Dunster) collection. Photographed in 1961, from a slide box titled "Kew: Strand on the Green". (Taken from one of his several trips to England to visit family.) This is a Kodachome slide which is dirty and underexposed. I played with it in Photoshop to try to get it looking a little better; but I'm sure additional tweaking by a more experienced Photoshop person would yield much better results.

Detail from the scan from Epson Perfection 2450 PHOTO.

Scanned in at 2400 dpi. I tweaked it in Photoshop as it scanned in really dark and murky.

Detail from the scan from Epson Perfection 3200 PHOTO.

Scanned in at 3200 and then reduced and sharpened to match the approximate size of the 2450's detail. I also had to tweak it in Photoshop, because of darkness and murkiness. Yes, I know the color doesn't match the color in the 2400's scan (which I prefer). This was done quite quickly!

Notice the additional detail in the mailbox (?) in top left corner, and in her face and hat. There seems to be more noise in the shadows. I am thinking that perhaps the 3200 picks up more grain than the 2450, but I'm not sure if that's it or not.

It appears that a more recent model of this type of scanner is available, the Epson 4870. Read the customer reviews and decide for yourself if you would prefer this newer model.

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Last updated: August 22, 2006

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