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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 thumbnails


Step 5 - Adding Images to the "Job"

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 thumbnails selected


Click Add. The following dialog will appear and we should choose our customised configuration (created at Step 1 above) from the Settings popup.



Image Image
Choosing Customised Settings

Final Layout


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 "Job"


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 scan.


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.


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