I just bought a new to me Nikon LS-30 Coolscan III. So far I've been pretty impressed with the results. Naturally with anything new there is a learning curve.

So what I am looking for are your helpful hints. Things that you have learned the hard way so to speak that will help me get the best results I can.

I have been playing with curves and such and finding out what they do. The Nikon software is nice, but I find Vuescan does a nicer job of correcting the color right off. The only drawback I can see with Vuescan is the lack of thumbnails for a film strip. Maybe I'm missing something. I will play with it somemore before I buy it tho as this is an important feature for me.

While you can't control the way these threads seem to mutate, I hope this discussion doesn't revolve around which scanner is best etc.

Just looking for scanning tips that will work with my scanner, or film scanning in general.

Thanks in advance,

Eric