The faster speed seemed to make up for, well, everything else. 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 even more efficiently than using the full CS version of Photoshop. One is that SilverFast only opens a relatively small proxy preview image from the whole MB file, so as you work with it the system is not taxed by processing all of the data in that big MB file. When enabled in the software, this adjusts focus by twisting left or right. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously.

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Two CDs are along for the ride. Fast diimage switching is not supported on either Macintosh or Windows operating systems. If this is a problem in future, I’ll be tempted to mount the slide in a glass mount.

The tool that I use to scan my 35mm transparencies is the Minolta Dimage film scanner.

Scanner Review: Minolta

The glass reflects the cimage light. Batch Scan Utility handles large volume scanning with less work, making the scanning workflow more efficient by enabling continuous scanning at a user-set resolution, exposure and with pre-determined corrections applied. Protruding from the bottom of the face plate is the Manual Focus dial. DiMAGE Scan Utility provides detailed image correction, ideal for achieving the best scan by providing control over all image parameters and adjustments in detail for every image.


Glass mounted slides can’t be used in the slide holder. At least on my sample, the autofocus feature is a near-complete failure. The other holds a six-frame strip of 35mm film.

If I am batch scanning I may splurge and set the scanner on 16x knowing the machine has all night to do its thing. A notable exception to my general comment on documentation is that the software booklet includes a listing of the names and locations of all files installed by the installer.

So if you’re unhappy with dimabe scan, change your settings and try it again. Pixel Polish to optimize brightness and color to suit the scene, color and contrast of each image.

I did encounter what I consider to be a non-critical software bug. You never have to crop or configure multiple target areas.

With the software expecting something to do, gently push the holder into the scanner. I use it all the time when scanning transparencies and color negatives. 54000 lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Konica Minolta Dimage Dimqge Elite review: So if high quality 35mm film scanning is on your to-do list, this is a great way to get it done.

In other words, the raw scan just gets more and better image information equally across the entire density range of the film original. Anyway, after making a raw scan and opening the file in SilverFast HDR I was able to correct for the excessive blue and restore a balance of color to render the natural colors of the scene to near normal.


I also noticed in the mid values tonal gradation was smoother with shapes more clearly distinguished and variations in subject color more faithfully and richly reproduced.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 Slide & Film Scanner

This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. The scanner offers both manual and automatic focus. The Good High resolution; solid scan quality. There are two main advantages HDR offers over using Photoshop to adjust and color correct diamge image files.

It cannot be described as speedy, but with manual focus intervention it gets the job done.

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Easy Scan startup screen reminds you to insert the holder Those have pointed feed ends, rather than the blunt ones of the II. Apart from powering the scanner on or off and loading film holders, you really don’t need to access it. Paper mounts can be between A couple of examples may better support this observation. Since scanning at a lower resolution does not seem to decrease the scan time, it is just as well to scan at full resolution and resize in Photoshop later if the need arises.