The top slider bar controls the amount of the effect, from zero to percent. Lets you manually adjust the scanner focus. 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. Pressing the Index Prescan button initiates a rapid, very low-res prescan, after which each thumbnail is displayed in order on the screen. Lets you “grab” the portion of the image displayed in the preview window, and move it for viewing other areas.

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I like the way this control panel combines the tone curve and histogram controls into a single interface, yet keeps them separate so you can see what you’re doing.

A series of tabs above the preview area and utility window provide access to controls for svan stages of the scanning process, and include Index, Prescan, Exposure Control, Pixel Polish, and Image Correction headings. Get the latest photography news straight to your inbox by signing up to our newsletter.

Click on the above image to load an animated version of the advanced driver screen shots. Scanning resolution can be as high as 2, dpi, with an RGB trilinear CCD element that slides across the film in one pass. In the scanner market, they’ve consistently produced models with good performance and value for the dollar. Prescans the selected thumbnail image, creating a larger preview display in the preview area.

The Smooth Curves button, on the left side of the pencil button, smoothes out any points on the curve.

In its default operating mode, the scanner autofocuses before each scan, increasing the scan time, but insuring that the resulting images are sharp. At a setting of “High,” much more dust is removed, but tiny details in the images themselves could be lost. But Dmiage 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.


Minolta Scan Dual III Film Scanner Review

However we cilm quite expect it to be snapping at the heels of its more expensive brother the Dimage Scan Elite 2, but that’s just what happened. A final conclusion will have to await a complete analysis of my test scans, but the early results are very promising.

You adjust the focus until both lines are at their maximum length and are even with each other. Big kudos to Minolta for this one.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III Scanner

Though the Scan Dual 3 image could have done with some adjustment. In my tests, the DSD-III delivered about the highest resolution I’ve yet seen from a scanner in its general resolution category dpi units. Some of the finer points when scanning are actually fun, like the manual focus. In my testing, Pixel Polish seemed to work very well with images that minnolta a pure white somewhere within the frame that the scanner could use as a dimmage point.

Hardly visible on Train 2 though, which I guess means that that slide is less challenging. Here are a few of the key points: This produces maximum image sizes of 2, x 4, pixels for 35mm, or 1, x 3, pixels for APS. All of the reviews gave glowing remarks on its ease of use, software, and picture quality.

So how does it do? Activates the Selective Color adjustment window.


Minolta Scan Dual III Film Scanner Review

I use the twain capture feature scwn I’m only doing one slide, as the scanning software must be closed for the image to appear in Photoshop. Instructs the scanner to perform an autofocus prior to the scan and prescan. Iii the case of severely curled film, you may opt for sharp focus in one part of the frame, at the cost of poorer focus elsewhere.

You first place the media to be scanned into a holder, then insert the holder into the scanner. You may also like.

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Pixel Polish is Minolta’s automatic color and tone correction tool, and like Auto Dust Brush is applied to all frames in the holder. Enables the Variations adjustment window, which displays a handful of variations for each of the available adjustments.

If you do things right, the noise level decreases in proportion to the square root of the number of samples you’re averaging across. In the Spring of The brilliance and sharpness of transparencies is also rendered truthfully.

Dcanner you do a lot of the same type of scanning that is, for the same output medium and reproduction parametersyou could probably develop a group of settings that could be applied blindly. Nonetheless, this is a very approachable interface that can get you “in the ballpark” quite quickly, with no detailed knowledge of color theory.