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Each frame can have different scan settings, or there is a Job concept that can be applied to all. If you select the black eyedropper button, and then click on a point in the left-hand preview window, that point will be set as the “black” point, and the individual red, green, and blue black-point sliders will all adjust automatically to make it so. Batch scan means it can scan those 4 or 6 images or even 40 APS frames, while you are out of the room. Keep in mind you get what you pay for. These are used to set the brightness values the scanner will consider to be the minimum black , maximum white , and a middle value gray , for each of the color channels. The scan resolution shows here that dpi printing resolution will scale the 35 mm image to Your email address will not be published.

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How I Installed the 2003 Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual IV 35mm Film Scanner in Windows 10

Another important scanning parameter is “bit depth,” a measure of both color accuracy and the maximum density range the scanner can recognize. Create new account Request new password.

He is also a digital photography course instructor at: Or, Return to the Imaging Resource home page. Note that the slight cropping the scanner did to the 35mm frame wouldn’t be nearly enough to produce the increase in apparent resolution we observed.

That way you don’t have to exit out of the software if you plan on touching up each scan. We felt that this feature was marred slightly though, by the fact that the enlarged image is only a pixel-replicated copy of the original area, which can lead to rather pixelated images if your cropping sca is small relative to the overall film area.

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Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual IV – for better Scans, buy SilverFast Scanner Software

We suspect that many potential purchasers of the Scan Dual will be upgrading their imaging capability with the acquisition, and won’t already have a copy of Sxan. The upside of fixed-focus designs of course, is that you don’t have to worry about focusing, either in the form of twiddling a thumbwheel, or by waiting while the scanner adjusts its focus for every scan.

Any Condition Any Condition. What object in the image do you suppose this large group of pixel values corresponds to?

The scanner I replaced with this one lasted years and scanned many photos. Likewise, if the histogram curve is near zero, it means relatively few pixels have those brightness values. Tone curve controls sxan you adjust parts of the tonal scale, without affecting others.

The film-holding slot is about a half-millimeter wider than the film itself, doing a good ddimage of constraining the film position, yet still allowing minor adjustments to be made for fine alignment relative to the limits of the scanning area.

Log in or register to post comments. Also, the Minolta does APS. Packaging should be the same as dmiage is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. Given the extreme resolution of most film scanners, we’re surprised that the lenses can be designed with enough depth of field ddual insure sharp focus in the face of minor variations in the film plane position.

Even here though, minor tweaks by Minolta contribute greatly to ease-of-use. The automatic “Dust Removal” tool removes some specks, but not others. All of wcan reviews gave glowing remarks on its ease of use, software, and picture quality. Because I had been waiting for quite a while to digitize my collection of transparencies, my wife had to pry me away from the office for the next 2 weeks.

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Words can be Curves. Minolta released a Scan Dual IV, which scans at DPI with all the same features and software, so if it’s like the III, I’d nab it right away if you’re looking for a well-priced, well-performing film scanner. Compared to my previous flatbed scans, the difference was obvious. If you want a great scanner at an even greater price, in my opinion this product will suite both the casual user and professional quite adequately.

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Thus, the first thing most people notice about images scanned from negatives and slides is the extraordinary level of detail captured. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Check with your reseller to see what’s available. This scanners’ only weakness is the Minolta and Silverfast software don’t do a good job with damaged, dirty of faded colour positive and negative film.

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The Minolta work flow is faster and it produces good slide and film scans with the latest version of the Minolta software. I believe this is due to the fact that I am updating a 32 bit driver for my scanner and am using Windows 10 64 bit OS. For those not familiar with histograms though, a brief explanation would probably be in order. As it turns out though, this is really a non-issue, since you probably got an index print with your roll of processed APS film anyway.

This one has already broken down.