The larger preview image is then displayed in the preview window. You can draw a freehand curve by clicking on the Freehand Curve tool the pencil button to the right of the Tone Curves graph , which converts the cursor into a pencil draw tool. The Dimage Scan Multi Pro’s 35mm film holder had little lips to catch one edge of the film, which largely eliminated this problem. Scanned negatives viewed on the computer screen are extremely vivid. Overall, the Auto Dust Brush feature is useful, and will doubtless save many amateurs countless hours of retouching dust specks from their scans, but for professional use it’s no match for Digital ICE. A text box at the end of each slider bar reports the amount of change numerically, with a minus sign indicating a decrease.

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The utility is perfect when you have a batch of negatives or slides that require little or no adjustment, as it greatly speeds up the scanning process. In my testing, I found that it worked fairly well for removing dust specks filj both negatives and slides, but had virtually no effect on scratches in the emulsion.

Note that adding a subtractive color darkens the image, rather than lightening it as with the additive primary colors. Some of the finer points when scanning are actually fun, like the manual focus.

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There are three basic steps, starting with an index scan that creates thumbnails of each slide. User interface accommodates both beginners and experienced users. These buttons appear as shown below: No accessories or cables included. I am happy with this Minolta slide scanner. If you’re not sure minotla connection you have, as a rough estimate, if your computer is more than six scaan old, it probably only has a USB 1. Today, everyone gets the gift of free Plus membership for 1 month as a ‘thank you’ from the ePHOTOzine team for your continued support!


Minolta Scan Dual III Film Scanner Review

It’s competitively priced, appearing in shops at just under Scanner used consistently with VueScan not included with excellent results as the software bundled is antiquated.

Various options for this feature can be set via the Pixel Polish panel of the main control screen. In either case, launching the software displays the main screen, where all scanning actions take place. Index scan, 6 frames, “Speed” preference Index scan, 6 frames, “Quality” preference.

Scaner performance at an amazingly low price. While they got something of a slow dhal into digital photography, in the last year or so beginning in earlythey’ve made major strides, achieving leadership with their high-end five-megapixel Dimage 7 prosumer camera and its offspring.

In my testing, Pixel Polish seemed to work very well with images that had a pure white somewhere within the frame that the scanner could use as a reference point. Yet Minolta did a great job with the Dimage Scan Elite 2 and they’ve continued flim high standard with the Scan Dual 3. By using our service, you agree to our use of cookies. Activates the Selective Color adjustment window.

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This is much less useful in my opinion, I prefer to see the reference back to the original, as shown here. The Dimage Scan Elite 2 image does look slightly sharper, but the Scan Dual 3 images sharpen up well too. This model is easier to get a good deal as some didn’t know there fllm fix for minilta. Although not as sophisticated or as effective as ICE3, which is featured on many more expensive cameras, the Auto Dust Brush does the job well.

At the top of the window is a pulldown menu which selects which RGB channel is shown, or you can look at the overall RGB brightness histogram. The buttons across the top of the preview area again change, and from right to left perform the following functions: Minolta Scan Dual 3. This speeds workflow quite a bit. Dul is the perfect scanner for negatives and slides. Three-wavelength, cold cathode fluorescent light source.

Despite my wish-list for the control, it’s a very useful one as it stands, although it will take many users a bit of fiddling to become familiar with its operation.

The following checkboxes and settings are available:. One warning from my research: