We found ourselves continually referring to the help message box in the upper right to find out what any particular icon was doing. The multisampling option in this Konika desktop scanner produces clearer and sharper scan, as it scans the image various time to remove all the dirt and noise. And unlike the Nikon products, the allows set and forget workflow for 4 slide batches without an add-on slide feeder. On one of my visits to the ghost town of Bodie, California, which is at a very high altitude, I brought along some Technical Ektachrome, originally intended for microscope slides, thus configured with very high contrast and saturation. Photo, Slide and Film Scanners.

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The slide holder has two latches at the bottom which is actually the top when inserted into the scanner and helpful frame numbers oriented correctly that disappear when you open the holder.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite Slide & Film Scanner | eBay

We threw a very oddly colored Kodak Gold emulsion at it and got a very nice conversion VueScan handled this well, too. DiMAGE Scan Utility provides detailed image correction, ideal diage achieving the dimxge scan by providing control over all image parameters and adjustments in detail for every image.

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. A couple of examples may better support this observation. This was less of a problem with the new II.


This allows you to adjust each dimension of image quality to get to a finished image result in a continuous flow, including sharpening and if necessary using SilverFast’s own GANE grain and noise reduction and ACR color restoration facilities. The result is that you can reproduce detail and tonal separation smoothly all across the density spectrum in the finished image.

The II ships with several proprietary scanning applications, which we did test. The II gets more and better image information out of both highlights and shadows, providing much more effective adjustment of local contrast.

Scanner Review: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite II

Fast user switching is not supported on either Macintosh or Windows operating systems. The Launcher provides access to all three scanning utilities, defines the Quick Scan button and accesses a fourth application Three scanner software applications are also included: Minokta Are 3 Easy We mere humans must fiddle with these things until, in exasperation, we frame the manual illustrations on the wall closest to the scanner.

When I got to scanning black and white and Kodachrome with Digital ICE turned off scanne output high-bit files, each sfanner was done very quickly. All the color adjustments, if needed, should take place in Photoshop or equivalent after the scan is made.

Exposure Control provides sliders for composite and individual channels. Simply because they can also make the best scans of any desktop scanner regardless of claimed resolution.

Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 – film scanner (35 mm) Series

The other holds a six-frame strip of 35mm film. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

Easy Scan startup screen reminds you to insert the holder We generally prefer not to use the manufacturer’s scanning software, opting instead for VueScan or SilverFast. The Batch utility is accessed through the Launch utility, which also provides access via individual buttons to the Easy Scan and Scan utilities. Recommended RAM requirements vary depending on which functions are used. See details for description of any imperfections. Select the frame to scan Create new account Request new password.


Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 Slide & Film Scanner

The improved scanned miinolta quality is just cream on the top. I use these scanners with VueScan software and find them capable of producing excellent images.

The negative holder has lost a couple of frame struts. The back panel has just the one USB port and a connection for the power adapter. These units are well-built, readily available, and deliver quality results. You aren’t scqnner to see this if you are scanning for small output. Detail at is impressive.

This HDR version of SilverFast is just like their scanner drivers, but it is designed to open and process high-bit raw images using the same tools and processes as are available in their scanner driver Ai 6 versions of SilverFast.

There are two main advantages HDR offers over using Photoshop to adjust and color correct raw image files.