Avoid These 7 Common Beginner Photography It does multiple scans of an image with no loss of sharpness, which reduces or nearly eliminates CCD noise. That includes the Pixel Polish option, which automates the basic brightness, contrast, and saturation settings, and Kodak’s Digital ICE4, a quartet of technologies that remove dust and scratches, restore faded colors, adjust highlights and shadows, and reduce grain. Good product, easy to use. Log in or register to post comments. However, by then overcompensating, making the color balance much warmer and pushing the saturation almost to the limit, I was able to reproduce an image file that looked plausible, and could have been a natural result if the light had been warmer. What Are the 3 Best Lenses for Boudoir

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I’m planing to buy a scanner for 35mm film. The Xcan option, meant for first-time users, is a remarkably good choice for all but the most difficult slides and negatives.

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They wlite not identical to the ‘s holders, though. Another scanner to consider is the Canon FSUS if you can get one with all the accessories since they’re relatively inexpensive. Your name or email address: These include not having the ability to profile the scanner rendering the colors less accurately a nd slightly duller and very minor banding that is only visible at very high magnification.

You may also like. For the sake of comparison, here is a scan from Kodak Ektar from a shot I took in using the Minolta Scan Elite at full resolution.


This is what the scanner can resolve.

The Batch utility is accessed through the Launch utility, which also provides access via individual buttons to the Easy Scan and Scan utilities. Regarding overall sharpness, unless you’re planning to enlarge the pictures to their maximum based upon divided in the total pixel dimensions, a bit of pre-sharpening in your photo editor and post sharpening before output goes a long way in producing acceptable results.

Clearly, the grain is clearer than my lens was able to achieve and probably my hand held technique. If you do go that route, I’d recommend getting a card with a TI chipset. As an old guy, Minoltw miss that.

Scanner Review: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite II

This Minolta film scanner features a high-speed autofocus as well. The Scanner, Minolta II: There are more icons than you can easily take in, even after becoming familiar with them. The Launcher provides access to all three scanning utilities, defines the Quick Scan button and accesses a fourth application. However, the optics are pretty poor.

It doesn’t require users to tweak any of the optimization settings, but it does let them select the kinds of optimization they want. It’s not the best with slides again, Nikon beats it hands down there but it’s the only one of the scanners that’s currently being produced and supported officially.

Is it a big difference between Minolta Dimage Elite II and Elite 5400 scanners?

The glass reflects the scanner light. And, I found by beginning by using Levels to optimize the gamut, and then going to Elements’ Quick Fix using the manual sliders to adjust contrast and color, I could achieve a quite refined, finished image rather easily, and sczn more efficiently than using the full CS version of Photoshop. The II 55400 more and better image information out of both highlights and shadows, providing much more effective adjustment of local contrast.


Includes items in all conditions except ‘For parts or not working. Color Slide slide from It’s difficult to draw the line between the raw capture and the corrected file particularly in the case of negativesbut we saw some gorgeous histograms. That makes minotla appear potentially even sharper due to the very direct light source.

It was back to the drawing board for us. We found ourselves continually referring to the sscan message box in the upper right to find out what any particular icon was doing. The faster speed seemed to make up for, well, everything else. The scanner will grab the holder and feed it in to do an index scan, which shows 54000 software what’s in the holder.

There are two main advantages HDR offers over using Photoshop to adjust and color correct raw image files. So what do you personally think: Pixel Polish requires an unused block of RAM four times the size of the scanned image.