Multi-sample scanning up to 8x for noise reduction in deep shadow areas. Rotates the selected image 90 degrees counterclockwise. A text box at the end of each slider bar reports the amount of change numerically, with a minus sign indicating a decrease. Saving Image Corrections This focus-feedback system is a nice implementation I wish more scanner manufacturers would adopt! Both scans have good colour accuracy. The only problem came in trying to remove the slides, as it was a little difficult to slide them out without accidentally touching the image frame.

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Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III Film Scanner Review

A text box at the end of each slider bar reports the amount of change numerically, with a minus sign indicating a decrease. While I’d like a little eual control in some areas, the software overall strikes an excellent balance between power and ease of use, and is one of my favorite scanning packages.

Since the scanner can handle both 35mm and APS film formats, it should appeal to a wide range of experience levels and anyone interested in digitally archiving film. The top two pulldown menus set the film type and size, the first step in the scanning process.

Enlarges the cropped area minlota the preview. In either case, launching the software displays the main screen, where all scanning actions take place. Windows Me, Pentium 4 1. Calibrate your monitor so you can see 16 different shades: The main screen is divided into sections.


Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III AF Manuals

Displays a split screen showing the current image correction and the previous image. It worked quite well if the slide or negative in question had a well-defined white point somewhere in the frame, but lacking that, the results were rather sporadic.

You can draw a freehand curve by clicking on the Freehand Curve tool the pencil button to the right of the Tone Curves graphwhich converts the cursor into a pencil draw tool.

One that simplifies the entire scanning process and prompts the user through every step and the advanced interface where that lets you take complete control. Using Tone Curves The Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III lets you save image correction settings as a “Job,” so that you can apply the same settings to an entire group of images or any other image.

You can turn this function off in the Preferences menu, but leaving it on isn’t too painful. I am happy with this Minolta slide scanner.

Minolta Scan Dual III Film Scanner Review

Before Scanner Setup Minolta released a Scan Xf-2840 IV, which scans at DPI with all the same features and software, so if it’s like the III, I’d fimage it right away if you’re looking for a well-priced, well-performing film scanner. Fujitsu fi Document Scanner Options are 2, 4, or 8 samples, or Off.

Saving An Index File Time consuming to use but worth it. OS Compatibility The latest release of driver software Windows: Job File Lists This item doesn’t belong on this page. About Resolution And Output Size Show More Show Less.


Still, for novices, it’ll get you in the ballpark more times than not, and the excellent “variations” adjustment tool makes it easy for beginners to get decent-looking scans without having to take a course in color science first. A lot of people at various sites said that even today the Dimage Scan Dual III could hold its own against modern scanners.

This scanner will satisfy the needs of beginners as well as advanced users. That is, dlmage noise should drop in half when you average four samples together, or by three quarters when you average 16 samples. The one thing I’d really like to see added to the Dimage Scan software’s unsharp masking tool is an optional? Additional Product Features Focus Option. I use the twain capture feature if I’m only doing one slide, as the scanning software must be closed for the image to appear in Photoshop.

This is the tricky part of this control, in that the adjustments are made in subtractive color space CMYKrather than the RGB additive color space most photographers and computer graphics users will be familiar with.