The Tagish UFO Slide - Better Quality Scans
The September 1998 report contains several images of the Tagish UFO slide. The images were obtained by creating a negative of the slide, obtaining prints of the negative, and scanning the prints on a flatbed scanner. At each point in this process some tone and color information was lost. It didn't help that the slide was a duplicate to begin with. In March of 1999 an opportunity arose where we were able to get the slide to appropriate film labs and have the slide scanned directly. This retained a great deal more of the shading, color, and grain detail of the slide. Scans were performed at two different labs, one at 2,700dpi and another at 10,000dpi. The 2,700dpi scan provided a beautiful rendition of the entire slide. The 10,000dpi scan provided great detail and preserved the film grain structure. Good for magnified images of the UFOs.
Of particular note is the better rendition of the treeline near the shore of the lake in the direct scanning method. This gives depth to the photo and shows how UFO#1 was clearly in front of the trees and above the water. The direct method also preserved more of the yellow-green coloring of the UFOs. When viewing these images please adjust the brightness and contrast settings on your monitor to bring out the most detail in the photo. Enjoy !
Entire Slide 800x542 pixels (97K)
The resolution in this image has been optimized for viewing the entire slide rather then for zooming in for detail. It was obtained from the 2700dpi scan and reduced to about 640dpi. This procedure reduces the grain noise which appears due to film grain structure and monitor pixel interference.
Cropped Portion, 1353x665 pixels (214K)
This image was also obtained from the 2,700 dpi scan and was reduced to about 1280dpi to optimize for intermediate detail.
UFO#1, 10,000dpi scan (27K)
This is a cropped portion of the 10,000 dpi scan and shows the film grain structure and UFO#1 in the greatest possible detail.
UFO#2, 3 and 4, 10,000dpi scan (221K)
This is another cropped portion of the 10,000 dpi scan and shows the film grain structure and UFOs#2,3,4 in the greatest possible detail.
UFO#5, 6 and 7, 10,000dpi scan (101K)
This is a third cropped portion of the 10,000 dpi scan and shows the film grain structure and UFOs#5,6,7 in the greatest possible detail.
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