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As it is, short of repeated trial and error, there’s no good way to tell the effect of adjustments you’re making on the final picture. I’ve seen some software packages that only show the changes relative to the last change you made. You can select an individual image for scanning by clicking on it, which highlights the frame with a black border. Set-up was a cinch. Some of the finer points when scanning are actually fun, like the manual focus. Selective Color Adjustment This is a very powerful tool, hiding behind a deceptively simple interface. If you do things right, the noise level decreases in proportion to the square root of the number of samples you’re averaging across.

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The brilliance and sharpness of transparencies is also rendered truthfully.

Comparison between DiMAGE Scanners

The last step is to choose the scan resolution, by telling the scanner what you want to use the image udal. The right window of the tab holds the same image resolution and size options, though the buttons that line top of the window change. There’s still a few spots left, but the majority have been removed. Enables the Variations adjustment window, which displays a handful of variations for each of the available adjustments. Click on the above image to load an animated version of the advanced driver screen shots.

The top pressure plate hooks into the bottom tray, then closes back down and latches, clamping the film flat.


Digital ICE works very well for both dust and emulsion defects. Instructs the scanner to perform an autofocus prior to the scan and prescan. Show More Show Less. Scanning time does increase slightly when you use the Auto Dust Brush, and the tool is most munolta on higher resolution scans.

Verdict Considering the price of this scanner, we didn’t have all that great expectations. You’ll still need to switch channels for the Tone Curves. Just a couple of years ago, this level of performance wasn’t available in a “desktop” scanner at any price.

Auto Focus at Scan: With no tedious rescanning in between, a really excellent feature. Calls up the Unsharp Mask window. Sets the scanning to 8-bit, bit, iij bit linear. I’ll cover its features in detail further on, but thought it worth calling attention to a few of the Dimage Scan Dual III’s key features at the top of the review.

Trending Price New. The scanner is also fairly intelligent about when it ili to do perform an autofocus operation.

Minolta Scan Dual III Film Scanner Review

See below for a full description of options available here. To view all four histograms at once, as in the image above, click on the RGB graph icon button just to the right of the pulldown menu, which expands the display. Although the difference in this example to the original is subtle, the custom presets can quickly rectify common problems such as colour casts or underexposed scenes.

The black bar shows a measure of how good the focus currently is, while the white bar shows the highest level that’s been reached since you opened the window. Although I did find noticeable differences between the scanning application’s display and how the images ultimately looked in Photoshop. This page was last updated: Automatically crops the frame to the edges of the active image area, cropping out any additional black space from the media surrounding the image.


Unlike some holders we’ve seen provided with other manufacturer’s scanners, these are well constructed and should last well. I’m pleased with this purchase.

Compatible with numerous operating systems, you can conveniently work with this Konica Minolta film scanner. Visit our Competitions Forum, where you’ll find our monthly competition and other external competitions to enter.

Minolta DiMAGE Scanners

I’ve seen some software packages that only show the changes relative to the last change iii made. Pixel Polish is Minolta’s automatic color and tone correction tool, and like Auto Dust Brush is applied to all frames in the holder. It then becomes the central image, representing the current state of the correction, and you’re presented with a new range of alternative choices.