Here’s what the Easy Scan utility’s user interface looks like: Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. This is the tricky part of this control, in that the adjustments are made in subtractive color space CMYK , rather than the RGB additive color space most photographers and computer graphics users will be familiar with. Mac OS versions 8. Given the extremely low resolution of the index thumbnails, I question whether you’d ever need to worry about prefocusing before scanning them. In my testing, Pixel Polish seemed to work very well with images that had a pure white somewhere within the frame that the scanner could use as a reference point.

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I have not played too much with the software yet to fully explore it’s capability but those film stripe scan looks very good. As was also the case with the Dimage Scan Elite II, I found that the multi-sample option didn’t remove a background pattern of streaks in the deepest shadow areas, evidently the result of imperfect calibration for sdan black level of the individual pixel sensors in its CCD array.

In fairness to the DSD-III, these only appeared in the face of really extreme tonal adjustments, but they were quite apparent on the original Train slide. APS adapter is an optional accessory 8- or bit digitization. Conclusion A final conclusion will have to await a complete analysis of my test scans, but the early results are very promising. Enables the Variations adjustment window, which displays a handful of variations for each of the available adjustments.


The filmstrip holder can accommodate strips of 35mm film up to six frames in length, and the slide holder up to four slides.

Comparison between DiMAGE Scanners

Provides the multi-sample scanning option, which reduces image noise by analyzing image information from multiple scan samples. It’s a bit slow, but for slides with alot of dark shadow detail, it can’t be beat see canon photo.

Scanning time does increase slightly when you use the Auto Dust Brush, and the tool is most effective on higher resolution scans. Most relevant reviews See all 6 reviews. Second, I’d like to see a control that would affect how broadly the effect is applied. Really happy This scanner is great. How satisfied are you with this reply? Reapplies the previously undone adjustment.

Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III – for better Scans, buy SilverFast Scanner Software

Considering its specifications and performance, this is a remarkable achievement, as it dramatically outstrips the capabilities of any competing scanners currently marketed anywhere near that price point. Takes you to a preferences screen, where you can adjust a number of settings for both the scanner and the scanning software. At a setting of “High,” much more dust is removed, but tiny details in the images themselves kii be lost.

Overall, a very slick interface for automating the scanning of batches of film. Here’s a table with timings from some of the scans I did.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III Scanner

If you want a great scanner at an even greater price, in my opinion this product will suite both the casual a-2840 and professional quite adequately. Despite my wish-list for the control, it’s a very useful one as it stands, although it will take many users a bit of fiddling to become familiar with its operation.


This speeds workflow quite a bit.

Removes the previous adjustment made. Sharpness was also very good in the corners: I have to admit that I saw very little difference in image quality between the two settings, and the time difference wasn’t all that great dhal.

Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III

Tech support scams are an dkmage issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. The window can be moved anywhere over the preview image, so you can see the effects of any changes made. Well that got it further, but now getting an error exceeding time limit.

One warning from my research: While they got something of a slow start into digital photography, in the last year or so beginning in earlythey’ve made major strides, achieving leadership with their high-end five-megapixel Dimage 7 prosumer camera and its offspring.

Minolta’s “Auto Dust Brush” dust-removal software. Maybe that was a big deal back when it was made but nowadays nearly every photo-editing program comes with better software.

Likewise, novices are prone to make the images too contrasty or oversaturated, due to poor color judgement. As a Linux user I expected a struggle to get it to work on my system.