Depending on the subject, this could be tricky or easy – easiest with high-contrast, sharp detail in the image. Konica Minolta USB 1. If you’ve been holding off on that massive project to digitize all your family slides and negatives, the cost of the scanner needn’t hold you up any longer. Dimage Scan Utility When you need more control over the scanning parameters than that afforded by the Easy Scan utility, the normal Dimage Scan utility can be used standalone, or as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop and Elements. I have the same question Overall, the Auto Dust Brush feature is useful, and will doubtless save many amateurs countless hours of retouching dust specks from their scans, but for professional use it’s no match for Digital ICE.

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User Interface This is now the fifth or sixth Minolta scanner I’ve reviewed, and I’ve liked Minolta’s software from the start.

In my testing, I found that it worked fairly well for removing dust specks from both negatives mniolta slides, but had virtually no effect on scratches in the emulsion. That way you don’t have to exit out of the software if you plan on touching up each scan. Thus, you can immediately see the changes zoftware you apply them.

This makes it very easy to adjust the focus back and forth until you find the optimum point. For now though, the DSD-III is a remarkable bargain, bringing high-end scanner performance within the reach of even novice users.

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Calls up the Unsharp Mask window. Most relevant reviews See all 6 reviews. Overall, the Auto Iiii Brush feature is useful, and will doubtless save many amateurs countless hours of retouching dust specks from their scans, but for professional use it’s no match for Digital ICE. Save on Scanners Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Time consuming to use but worth it.


Scanning time does increase slightly when you use the Auto Dust Brush, and the tool is most effective on higher resolution scans. Minoltta the extremely low resolution of the index thumbnails, I question whether you’d ever need to worry about prefocusing before scanning them. Ejects the film adapter.

When using manual focus, a black and white “thermometer bar” graphic appears in the focus window. Re-install the newest driver available in compatibility mode To install in compatibility mode do the following: I’ve found that this diffuse illumination source produces somewhat “softer” scans than some other scanners.

The “Display Limit” checkbox activates an indicator of the maximum level for each adjustment. As for the scans themselves, the DSD-III is quite fast, and doesn’t seem to spend quite as much time getting itself sorted out before each scan as many other devices I’ve tested. Locks the exposure for the preview image shown, allowing you to scan multiple images in the same film strip with the same exposure.

Although I did find noticeable differences between the scanning application’s display and how the images ultimately looked in Photoshop.

Note though, that this setting also forces the scanner to focus before each frame of an index scan, which slows dimagw scanning considerably. After a live demo and a surprise in-store discount, I walked out with scanner in hand, anxious to get home and finally release my hundreds of slides into the digital ether.

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

Creates a thumbnail snapshot of the current preview image and displays scaan in the snapshot window on the left side of the preview screen. For example, you might select a high contrast area of the frame which will be easier for the scanner to judge focus from. It literally couldn’t be any easier than this, and the Pixel Polish option will at least get you in iji ballpark of correct exposure and color settings for most images.


The top pressure plate hooks into the bottom tray, dimagw closes back down and latches, clamping the film flat. Preview scan accuracy was quite good, and I appreciated the fact that the effects of even fairly major tonal adjustments were pretty faithfully reproduced in the preview window, without necessitating another prescan. Driver software download here:. If so, I am willing to offer whatever assurances or collateral that you would want to arrange a loan.

Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III

Overall, a very slick interface for automating the scanning of batches of film. Hi, I wanted to express my thanks as well.

Skip to main content. In my tests, I found that the manual focusing option with its excellent and fast focus-feedback indicator could routinely produce slightly sharper focus than the automatic system. I have thousands of negetives and slide which need preserving since the hot and humid weather in my region in India produces fungus on those. Scanner is recognized in device manager, but scanning program does not start — after idling for a few minutes it gives an error: The brilliance and sharpness of transparencies is also rendered truthfully.

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