on April 1, 2008
I bought this book hoping to learn useful tips for scanning my collection of old family slides. I was very disappointed. There was little information that wasn't in the documentation included with the software, and many of the 'tips' were extremely obvious. For example, we learn that the ROC (Recovery Of Colour) function recovers the colour from faded slides. True, it does--''and the documentation for Nikon Scan tells you that, as well!
The software included in the book, at least for Macintosh owners, doesn't quite live up to what is stated inside. You get a licensed version of Vuescan, a copy of Silverfast (which I didn't check), and a demo version of Photoshop CS2 which can't be loaded because the .dmg file contains no mountable file systems.