Step 4 - Previewing the "Job"
To preview/add all of the thumbnails created in Step 2 above into the
Job-Manager overview window we must press the Job-Manager Overview
button. Notice that whereas the Overview button within the main
SilverFast control panel had buttons labelled OK and Cancel
in the bottom right corner we now find Add and Cancel
Overview scan of
Step 5 - Adding Images to the
Highlighting all of the thumbnails requires that we hold down the Shift
key whilst clicking each thumbnail in turn. Don't worry about the red boundary,
so long as ALL the thumbnail surrounds turn "white" they have been selected.
Overview scan with all
Click Add. The following dialog will appear and we should
choose our customised configuration (created at Step 1 above) from the
We also have the option of choosing to allow SilverFast to Auto
Correct the images or even apply on of the special
correction algorithms programmed into the software. I tend to keep Image
Type set to Standard and Adjust image automatically
"Checked". Next we click OK and the selected
image will be added to the "Job".
The screenshot below shows the Job-Manager control
panel with four individual frames (pre-scans) preset with the unique requirements
as defined in Step 1 above. Note that whilst Auto Correction
has been applied to each image it is NOT yet optimised,
we'll need to "Crop" and edit each "Prescan"
in turn to match our personal preferences along with any other
requirements specific to the image, such as - adjusting resolution,
colour editing and sharpening. Note that rotating an image can
significantly increase the time required to process the final image.
Pre-scanned Images in
We have now completed the series of steps which make up the
initial Prescan stage of the process. The next stage
involves carrying out our desired image optimisation and the final
A "Job" need not
comprise only those images that can be contained on one loading of the
film carrier. We can actually reload the film carrier as often we like
(subject to hard disk space). Typically, with the Polaroid SprintScan
4000 and 120 I will create a "Job" that
comprises twenty 35mm transparencies. This means that the actual film
carrier must be reloaded up to five times so that all the pre-scan images
can be saved to the "Job". When using SilverFast HDR
with Job-Manager this number can extend up to many hundreds of
images since no scanner is involved, although it can be make a fair dent
in the available space on the hard disk.