Lightroom: Don't leave the FIlm shooters out of the equation Adobe

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Scanning film is a hassle and there are some very good software alternatives out there. The hassle is working with two different applications and then importing into lightroom and then having to tag the files yourself etc etc.

It would be a great addition to Lightroom users who shoot film to be able to directly scan with lightroom. I Have great faith in adobe developers that they will do it right. Having a build in scan feature with DPI settings, film presets, double scan HDR:s, support for dedicated scanners. etc etc would be super duper nice. Adobe can learn allot from the Silverfast series of scanning software. So please, please adobe listen to this request because i think allot of people agree with me.
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Rama Pallander

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  • sad that it doesnt have this feature yet

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jdv, Champion

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Lightroom can watch a directory where your scanned DNGs are dropped.

It is a little out of scope to have an app like Lightroom also do all the scanning tasks. It is an image management app, and scanning software is hard to get right because scanning is hard to get right.

Let the scanning experts get that right, and let Adobe do what they are good at.
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John is right ... this wouldn't be Adobe's forte ... especially considering the glacial pace it takes them to add tethering support for tethering ... it is quite likely that your scanner would be obsolete by the time they were able to add support ...
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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All those items you want to control scanning can only be provided via the scanner manufacturer. Butch and John are right that using the scanning software is best and using a watch directory to auto-import the scans and is the way to go.