Selective Color Adjustment This is a very powerful tool, hiding behind a deceptively simple interface. I am happy with this Minolta slide scanner. You can select an individual image for scanning by clicking on it, which highlights the frame with a black border. One that simplifies the entire scanning process and prompts the user through every step and the advanced interface where that lets you take complete control. During scanning, the film moves slowly past the trilinear CCD. Saved job files show up in the far left column of the Correction tab, with a scroll bar so that you can zip through various settings and determine the one you would like to apply. Auto Dust Brush This tool aims to reduce the number of dust particles showing up on your scans.

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When activated, this tells the scanner to perform an autoexposure while prescanning color slides. Index Tab The Index tab lets you view thumbnail fual of each individual image in the 35mm or optional APS film adapters.

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Automatically sizes thumbnails to the utility window size. Prescan Tab Clicking on the Prescan button activates the scanner to create a larger prescan preview of the selected image, and automatically opens the Prescan window. There are other “nerd buttons” to play with as well, including a barrage of image manipulation options such as histograms, color balance, etc. Scanner technology continues to advance, so it’s impossible to say how it will stack up in the market six months or a year from now.

Minolta Scan Dual III Film Scanner Review

Yet Minolta did a great job with the Dimage Scan Elite 2 and they’ve continued this high standard with the Scan Dual 3. And it’s no problem if you don’t have USB 2.


Cookies help us deliver our service. Undoing And Redoing Image Corrections Also constructed of heavy plastic, the slide holder features a single-unit design, similar to the holder used on the original Dimage Scan Elite.

This scanner comes with several holders for various types of film and slides. Windows Me, Pentium 4 1. That is, adding cyan to an rual is equivalent to removing red, adding magenta is the same as removing green, and adding yellow is the same as removing blue. I have only one disappointment: A text box at the end of each slider bar reports the amount of change numerically, with a minus sign indicating a decrease. The only problem came in trying to remove the slides, as it was a little difficult to slide them out without accidentally touching the image frame.

All scanning times were very fast, in the upper echelon of performance among scanners I’ve tested, ddual of price. Another important scanning parameter is “bit depth,” a measure of both color accuracy and the maximum density range the scanner can recognize.

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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. Sets the degree of processing applied by the Auto Dust Brush. Overall, a scna slick interface for automating the scanning of batches of film.

In common with other Minolta scanners I’ve tested, the DSD-III uses a special fluorescent light source, producing strong spectral peaks in the red, green, and blue portions of the spectrum. See below for a full description of options available here. Below the curve are adjustment sliders for Brightness, Contrast, and Red, Green, and Blue color balance corrections.


The easy version, shown above, is very straightforward, and if you wait five seconds the picture will show the various screens it takes the user through. The larger preview image is then displayed in the preview window.

Creates a thumbnail snapshot of the current preview image and displays it in the snapshot window on the left side of the preview screen. First, I’d like the ability to select specific colors from within the image, so the correction could be applied to specific hues within the image.

In the case of severely curled film, you may ,inolta for sharp focus in one part of the frame, at the cost of poorer focus elsewhere. The Minolta Scan Dual 3 we’re looking at here, is placed lower in Minolta’s range. The scanner apparently always focuses prior to the prescan, so a second focusing may not be necessary prior to the scan itself.

Troubleshooting And Technical Dimagee This is much less useful in my opinion, I prefer to see the reference back to the original, as shown here. The brilliance and sharpness of transparencies is also rendered truthfully.