Those holders are not to be found anywhere on the Internet unless you can find a broken scanner for parts. The following checkboxes and settings are available: Three eyedropper tools let you set black, midtone, and white points by clicking on the eyedropper and then clicking on a specific portion of the image. That is, to a very narrow range of colors around the one selected, or to a broader range of hues. But Minolta’s software is very capable, it’s just that the pre-scan image is a bit grainy, so I make my adjustments on the final scan. The easy version, shown above, is very straightforward, and if you wait five seconds the picture will show the various screens it takes the user through. The bit color depth of this desktop scanner scans the image with brilliant colors.

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This can be done manually in digital-imaging software, but this automatic option should save you a lot of time.

Overall, there’s no question that it sets a high standard for scanners in this market segment. The following checkboxes and settings are available:. I have to admit that I saw very little difference in image quality between the two settings, and the time difference wasn’t all that great either.

As powerful as it is though, I’d like to see it extended in munolta ways.

And it’s no problem if dula don’t have USB 2. Under the Auto option, the Dimage software automatically assesses the image and makes whatever corrections it deems necessary. The window can be moved anywhere over the preview image, so you can see the effects of any changes made. Operation must be guaranteed by the manufacturers when used with the OS.


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Dijage Minolta have obviously thought carefully about the possible type of people that will buy this scanner. I am very impressed with the reproduction of color negatives, both the image clarity, color accuracy, and density range.

You can preset all the parameters and then save it as a “job” and reapply them to any or all future scans. Activating Color Matching lets you match the output of ximage scan to a specific device, such as a monitor or printer.

I’ve found that this diffuse illumination source produces somewhat “softer” scans than some other scanners.

Depending on the subject, this could be tricky or easy – easiest with high-contrast, sharp detail in the image. Lets you “grab” the portion of the image displayed in the preview window, and move it for viewing other areas. This speeds workflow quite a bit. If I have time, I’d like to go back to the Mac, and see how this issue of prescan accuracy plays out there.

Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III AF-2840 Manuals

The optics simply do not deliver a crisp image to the CCD. In common with other Minolta scanners I’ve tested, the DSD-III uses a special fluorescent light source, producing strong spectral peaks in the red, green, aaf-2840 blue portions of the spectrum.

Though several higher-end scanners including Diage own Dimage Scan Multi Pro offer scanning resolutions as high as 4, dpi, the Dimage Scan Dual III’s 2,dpi resolution is excellent for 35mm film, sczn the ability to create very high quality digital prints. Given the very low resolution of the index scans, there’s really no need for focusing on each frame, and the time this takes is appreciable.

Here’s a table with timings from some of the scans I did. Displays a split screen showing the current image correction and the previous image.


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Preferences Menu Clicking on the Preferences button in the preview window brings up the Preferences window, which lets you set a variety of scanning parameters. That is, adding cyan to an image is equivalent to removing red, adding magenta is the same as removing green, and adding yellow is the same as removing blue.

Main Window And Prescan Tab Loading Mounted Slides Though the Scan Dual 3 image could have done with some adjustment. Here are a few of the key points: High performance at an amazingly low price. In my testing, I found that it worked fairly well for removing dust specks from both negatives and slides, but had virtually no effect on scratches in the emulsion.

Look at my test scans for yourself when I post them in a few days, and compare them to the results I obtained from other scanners you might be considering buying. You’ll still want to use the full version of the software when you need maximum control over the scanning parameters, but for many novice users, the Easy Scan utility is all they’ll ever need.

Approximate time with color positive film, dpi input resolution, 8-bit color depth, No cropping, No autoexposure, No color matching, No Auto Dust Brush, No image corrections: Chp Button aps Film Then the final scan takes place after you’re done tweaking colors, etc.