That example reminds me of what happens when I use Siverfast's software
scratch removal function ("software ICE"). And yes, it looks like it's
BTW I'm also one of those film users. Mostly 35mm Reala 100 scanned with
a Nikon LS-4000 using Silverfast software (it took some time but now it
works for me) and also 120/220 film rolls (Portra 400 VC) scanned with a
Hasselblad 646. The Hasselblad scanner has no hardware based
dust/scratch removal but the scanning software does a fairly good job.
The Nikon scanner uses ICE which works great for everything but
Kodachrome, SCALA and standard b/w film. Nothing new to you, I suppose.
Oh, just for the record: I am not frustrated by film noise in my scans!
Especially the grain from a Tri-X is absolutely beautiful! :-)
Posted by: "dmgalpha"
> and this is the denoised one (50 passes, with this invocation):
> The result is interesting. It looks almost painted. The blemishes in
> his face remain, while the noise is gone. It makes me think that this
> effect can be used for artistic purposes.