I have been trying out a bit of scanning using a combination of GIMP, XSane and my Canon Lide60 Scanner.
I have got quite a few pictures from my recent trip to Berlin. As they were taken with a Holga it means that they need scanning which is where XSane comes in handy.
I prefer the flexibility of XSane compared with the basic windows driver that comes with the scanner.
It will autoajust Gamma, Brightness & Contrast for the area selected and it makes quite a good job of this, but I tweaked the grey point slightly on the histogram so it’s not so dark.
My prints are all 5×5 (inches) so I preset the scan area for this size.
The preview area I selected 18×13 (cm) as this is the smallest preview area that covers the entire print as there is no point in doing a preview scan of the whole platen area.