| Minolta Dimage Scan Dual
by Alan Linker
High-Quality Scanning As Fast As You Can Create
If you are into photography and not very happy with the quality of digital cameras, you
can stick with a good film camera and get great digital pictures with the Scan Dual for
The Dimâge Scan Dual gives you professional-quality digital imaging right in your own
home, with 8 million pixel resolution and 30-bit, fine-gradation color sampling. It
includes everything you need to scan 35mm film images and transfer them to a PC or
Macintosh. Plus, an optional adapter lets you scan Advanced Photo System cassettes. Also
includes Adobe PhotoDeluxe software for image manipulation.
When you have a lot of photos to scan, whether for a large job or to find
just the image you want, scanning speed becomes an important factor. Scan Dual saves you
precious time, providing fast scanning speeds while maintaining high resolution. Preview
scanning time is about 15 seconds and main scanning time is about 60 seconds (35mm
positive film on Macintosh, Minolta measurement).
At 2,438 dpi, this is outstanding performance. And thanks to its advanced
focus-free technology, you dont have to worry about handling complicated focusing
The Scan Dual is bundled with sophisticated driver software
that provides two levels of control (Standard and Advanced), designed to make operation
easy for new and advanced users from initial set-up to image compensation. The graphic
user interface also contributes to fast, mistake-free operation. You can choose two
different levels of compensation, a Variation Compensation mode with basic functions, and
a Tone Curve Histogram Compensation mode with professional capabilities. In addition, you
can display images before and after compensation for comparison.
Index Scan makes scanning much more convenient by displaying
all the photos on the screen, with easy selection of the ones you want to scan. You can
save images with a press of the Index Save button.
For a tutorial on how to scan film go to: http://www.how2scan.com/how_do_I_use/index.htm
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