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How to scan a glossy (slip)cover?
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorjurgen42u
Registered: May 22, 2007
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For an alternate release of the Dutch 4K/BD combo of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with EAN 5051889579946, I need to scan a cover which is silvery grey glossed.
Now, my scans look like it has a terrible blue colour. I'm working with Photosuite and for scanning software I use windows scan.

Any suggestions how to get the nice silvery grey instead of the annoying blue haze?


Thanks!
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorHotm@iler
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Quite some scanners (in my case the Canon CanoScan LiDE 700F) have a Backlight Correction function in their software, originally to remove shadows from photos with quite a lot of backlight.
But if properly adjusted then you could use this setting also for those shiny metallic (gold, silver, bronze, etc.) finished covers.

It is just a case of trial and error.

Oh, and afterward you also can use the Exposure, Shadows-Highlights, and White Balance functions of your photo editing software, just to adjust the picture more to your liking.
Personally, I use GIMP, but other editing applications also should do the trick.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorscotthm
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Quoting Hotm@iler:
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Quite some scanners (in my case the Canon CanoScan LiDE 700F) have a Backlight Correction function in their software, originally to remove shadows from photos with quite a lot of backlight.
But if properly adjusted then you could use this setting also for those shiny metallic (gold, silver, bronze, etc.) finished covers.

I've tried that, with unsatisfactory results.  What I do is place a transparent, but not entirely clear sheet of plastic (half of one of these folders) between the glass and the cover, and then correct for color/brightness/contrast/sharpness in my photo editing software.  The results are usually pretty good.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorObiKen
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Read this previous forum discussion on the topic here, it may help.

In particular, note hpopp's excellent "how-to" PDF document.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorjurgen42u
Registered: May 22, 2007
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Thanks everyone! I think I have enough info to get started. It will take time to figure it out, but I'm sure it will work. The how-to PDF is really interesting.
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Thanks scotthm and ObiKen for the insightful info! 
These are most certainly better ways to scan these kinds of covers.

And jurgen42u, success with the scans! 
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