Additional Product Features Focus Option. Flesh tones, for example. Still, the level of shadow detail the DSD-III manages to extract from very dense slides and negatives is very impressive, particularly for such an inexpensive unit. With the slider set at “Low,” very little dust is removed, but image details are left undisturbed. Just a couple of years ago, this level of performance wasn’t available in a “desktop” scanner at any price. Selective Color Adjustment This is a very powerful tool, hiding behind a deceptively simple interface. That way you don’t have to exit out of the software if you plan on touching up each scan.

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Minolta DiMAGE Scanners

Also constructed of heavy plastic, the slide holder features a single-unit design, similar to the holder used on the original Dimage Scan Elite. Fujitsu fi Document Scanner During scanning, the film moves slowly past the trilinear CCD.

Below the curve are adjustment sliders for Brightness, Contrast, and Red, Green, and Blue color balance corrections. Overall, there’s no question that sscanner sets a high standard for scanners in this market segment. Keep in mind you get what you pay for.

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. Performs the actual scan.

The easy version, shown above, is very straightforward, scannner if you wait five seconds the picture will show the various screens it takes the user through.

Enables the Variations adjustment window, which displays a handful of variations for each of the available adjustments. However the Minolta Scan Dual 3 has some tricks in this department too, more on that later. This control lets you adjust the saturation without affecting lightness or hue, a useful capability.


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It’s also ideal for novices confused by the myriad options advanced scanning applications offer for resolution and image adjustment. If 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. In real life, this approach works with varying degrees of success. Three slider acan bars at the top of the window correct the Hue, Saturation, and Lightness, with the amount of change reported numerically on the right side of each bar.

Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III Film Scanner Review

Big kudos to Minolta for this one. Below the index tabs is a row of buttons which perform the following functions from left to right: During this time, there is no progress bar and the scanner software appears to hang.

The latest version is very similar to the last one, with the same streamlined user interface though with a few updates for auto scanning and the Auto Dust brush tool.

The infamous Train slide showed some signs of lens flare, as with most other scanners I’ve tested but there didn’t appear to be any more than with competing models, even those selling for considerably higher prices. Here’s where you crop as well, or use auto-crop, which minoltaa quite well if you wish to use the entire frame of the picture.


Finally, the Dark Part Protection Level prevents sharpening from being applied to dark areas of the image. Comparing the time for the full frame scan with the Scan Dual 3 to the Dimage Scan Elite 2 time, the Scan Dual 3 is faster by four seconds.

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Although I did find noticeable differences between the scanning application’s display and how the images ultimately looked in Photoshop. That is, to a very narrow range of colors around the one selected, or to a broader range of hues.

So how does it do? We do not provide technical support for setup, installation or any user related issues. A good analogy for those old darkroom aficionados out there would be the difference between condenser and diffusion enlargers. Sharpness was also very good in the corners: The black bar shows a measure of how fiilm the focus currently is, while the white bar shows the highest level that’s been reached since you opened the window.

I found both holders slide and 35mm film to be very effective and oii to use, with a variety of small design tweaks miolta made them easier to work with. After scanning has been performed, the scanner often needs to perform manipulation to the image, for the various options the user may have enabled.

Calibrate your monitor so you can see 16 different shades: