This isn’t any sort of a problem, but was different than how we expected the saved settings to work. No SCSI card is included with the unit, but Minolta lists several models of Adaptec cards that the unit can be used with. Make sure you clean the internal mirror first if you get one! You can rotate selected frames upright, or mirror flip them, or reverse their order for APS cameras that wind backwards. Turn on your computer.

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The Preview Tab shows the selected image and you can make the window any size you want.

Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV – film scanner (35 mm) – desktop – USB Overview – CNET

We liked many aspects of Minolta’s scanning software in the past, but did find the concept of “Jobs” in the scanning setup rather confusing. The bit color depth of this desktop scanner scans the image with brilliant colors. The second button does a preview scan of the selected frame s. Here Are 3 Easy Please try your search again later.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Good quality product, easy and nice scan I am happy with this Minolta slide scanner. It presents the most bang for the buck, in terms of film scanners. For some reason, this appears to be a common characteristic of strip-film holders. We suspect that many potential purchasers of the Scan Dual will be upgrading their imaging capability with the acquisition, and won’t already have a copy of Photoshop.


Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now. If you select the black eyedropper button, and then click on a point in the left-hand preview window, that point will be set as the “black” point, and the individual red, green, and blue black-point sliders will all adjust automatically to make it so.

Unlike some scanners, the Dimage Scan Dual showed absolutely no tendency to produce artifacts of this sort.

Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV – film scanner (35 mm) – desktop – USB 2.0

You’ll see a message saying that it’s scanning slide number one. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

This fact alone is a significant differentiator for the Minolta’s product. Yes, I am using scxn with Windows 7 and get reasonable scan out of my old film strip.

All other coverage begins after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. Preferences Dialog Box The preferences window not shown controls a number of overall settings governing scanner scna.

You had to push it in as far as possible from the top, then reach in from the sides with your fingers to tug it all the way down to it’s final position.

Contrast variations run vertically, brightness variations horizontally. Resolution of the Dimage Scan Dual was excellent, but hard to “call” based on our standard test targets. While trimmed-down somewhat from the capabilities of the full version, Photoshop LE is a dramatic step up from the “dumbed-down” interface and capabilities of Adobe’s PhotoDeluxe, a much more common software bundle component these days.


New In Box and complete. The scan resolution shows here that dpi printing resolution will scale the 35 mm image to See questions and answers.

The Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II film scanner

Experienced graphics professionals rely on tone-curve adjustments almost exclusively though, because they provide such a high degree of control over the tone and color balance of images. Plan contract will be emailed from Asurion within 24 hours of purchase.

Notice the sliders under the individual histogram curves. The green light will stop blinking at this point. Anything brighter will also be set toand darker values will be “stretched” smoothly. Before scanning “difficult” slides and negs, I generally used levels, curves, and selective color correction or color balance variations to achieve the desired effect.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. One odd point about saved and subsequently recalled histogram corrections though:

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