The standard unit can scan 35mm negatives or slides, in either black and white or color. Likewise, selecting the white eyedropper button and clicking in the left-hand preview window will set that point as the “white” point, moving the red, green, and blue white-point sliders as needed. Full frame 35 mm images are over x pixels at dpi, nearly 30 MB if 8 bit, and 60 MB if 16 bits. Low contrast means that there’s not a great deal of difference in the brightness values between the brightest and darkest pixels. The brilliance and sharpness of transparencies is also rendered truthfully. We found both the slide and film holders to be quite effective and easy to use.

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The dark box shown around the 3 rd di,age image indicates it was selected by clicking it with the mouse. They didn’t sacrifice features or quality on this one.

The original image A exhibited poor exposure, contrast, color balance, and sharpness. It becomes the new reference sample, and the variations adjust to reflect changes relative to the new center image. Create new account Request new password.

Technical Specification

Well-balanced image shows full dimave of tonal values in histogram, in all channels. Thus, the first thing most people notice about images scanned from negatives and slides is the extraordinary level of detail captured. To reach the remaining frames, you remove the adapter, flip it end for end, and reinsert it.

The Basics The Dimage Scan Dual is a desktop device about the size of a hefty novel standing on edge. I was impressed with the results of my very first attempt. Minolta added a unique twist to the tone curves though, in the form of white and black-point eyedropper controls, which work in the same way as the equivalent controls on the histogram screen.

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This item doesn’t belong on this page. The Dikage adapter contains a small motor that advances the film between frames, and rewinds it into the cartridge when you’re done scanning. This arrangement did a particularly good job of handling curled or damaged film, regardless of whether the film was curled side-to-side, or along its length.

Likewise, selecting the white eyedropper button and clicking in the left-hand preview window will set that point as the “white” point, moving the red, green, and blue white-point djal as needed.

A few scanning tips

Many of the controls in this window are the same as in the Standard Duxl Window, so we won’t repeat their descriptions here. 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. Notice how the curves occupy much more of the available horizontal space, meaning that pixel values are spread much more evenly across the available tonal range.

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In practice, you’ll find that the eyedropper controls offer a very quick way to color-balance many problem images in a matter of seconds.

I followed the instructions however it appears that I am unable to successfully communicate with the dimave even though Windows 10 says the driver is properly installed.

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This left us a little nervous that we might inadvertently smudge the film with our fingers, although we never actually did so dimaage practice. It comes with two 35 mm film holders, for a filmstrip of six frames, and for four mounted slides.


This last ability is a particularly welcome one, dimae many lower-end scanners don’t permit you to save adjustments for later use. Even does and well enough with the film holder.

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After that I went through all the steps. The Beauty of Autumn. Inserted into the scanner, you can access half of the total film frames by sliding the adapter in or out.

Anything brighter will also be set toand darker values will be “stretched” smoothly. The Preview image shows the effect of settings too.

In the lower left-hand corner, the button with the three colored bands on it is the “RGB synchro button. The process can also be quite complex with the more sophisticated tools that offer greater precision for the experienced user who wants maximum control. Note that the controls labeled “APS Only” do not appear in this window if 35mm is selected as the film type: If you fall into this category, use the features described earlier and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their effectiveness, with one exception.

Essentially, they say “whenever you see brightness ‘x’, scn it with brightness ‘y’. Variations Adjustments It’s often difficult for novices to decide what to do to an image to make it look better.