For color batch scanning, up until yesterday I was using Filmget and Photoshop together for batch processing. I had filmget set simply to get the image from negatives and export to photoshop where I modify the brightness/contrast and then save the 4k scanned tiff file resulting.
I have been using FARE in filmget and Vuescan's algorithm. Originally I thought filmget's algorithm to be "superior" until I sat down and started to think why the images out of filmget were sharper...
If filmget is doing a post dust-removal sharpen, then I am actually not so happy with the idea of filmget. I would rather see in photoshop the softer image and do my own manipulations (sharpening) after everything else has been completed.
I noticed that I basically can get to the same sharpened image with better color balance using vuescan. In fact, when it comes time to finalize and print, I would say the vuescan produced scan is the best because I can control sharpening and not get into a sharpen-manipulate-sharpen problem.
What have others noted or observed related to this?