One feature that I would love to be added to the scanner to NLP workflow would be the ability to down sample the DNG prior to importing into Lightroom.
As many of you know none of the scanners commonly used can actually resolve the ridiculously high DPI settings as advertised. However, In order to get the highest actual DPI you must set the DPI to maximum when scanning.
This results (for my plustek 8200) in file sizes over 400MB! On top of the increased file size the “high resolution” scans also slow down lightroom and cause general performance to suffer.
It would be beneficial to down sample before importing rather than after in order to speed up the workflow.
Lightroom’s DNG export has a somewhat hidden feature that could be useful early in a person’s workflow. By default lossy compression is turned off on the DNG export and the resize option is greyed out:
I never knew LR had this feature thanks! should I run the Vuescan DNG conversion before re-exporting? NLP doesn’t seem to recognize that the raws came from Vuescan after importing the compressed DNGs Thanks!