The scan looks better, trust me! I think it did some auto correcting or something, and it didn't get the edges so you can't see the marks made by the clips holding the negative in the camera. I also think one reason it doesn't show the uneveness of albumen on paper is that it is on glass so there was no 'absorbtion' problems. I also used masking tape to make a shallow 'tray' out of the plate which allowed me to get a more even coating cuz I didn't have to worry about the albumen dripping off the edges, and I used 4 coats instead of the 1 or 2 you would use with paper. I just wish I could get my exposure times down -- at 1 hour this one was actually fast! I hate to think what's going to happen when I increase the focal length on my new camera...