New Film Scanner
I emailed Ed Hamrick, author of VueScan the scanning software that I use to find out if he was intending to support the Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 film scanner that I had pre-ordered yesterday. It looks like he is hoping to. Phew! I’ve kind of got used to using VueScan and was not relishing the prospect on not having it.
I knew he’d been looking for some RAW files from a Canon 10D and had offered to let him have some. He asked if I could photograph an IT8 colour source (a known set of colours for colour calibration). As I don’t have one I used the next best thing – a calibration print from Peak Imaging. I’ve been thinking about this though – how valid will this be for calibration? Surely the perceived colour is dependent on the light I photography it under? Must ask Ed about that.
I’d intended posting the resulting RAW file to my website so that Ed could download it. I haven’t yet been able to though. Looks like EasySpace has a problem when uploading large files. I need to investigate this.
Possible Job Lead
A friend from Church phoned today, asking if I was interested in a photography job for a local small company. He didn’t know I was only one week away from going freelance! Not surprisingly I’ve told him I am definitely interested. He has said he will pass on my contact details. I’ll have to wait and see what happens.