We threw a very oddly colored Kodak Gold emulsion at it and got a very nice conversion VueScan handled this well, too. When the device talks to your computer, your computer will be able to recognize it. The advantage, for a reviewer, is being able to focus on the hardware. And the differences between the two models are noteworthy. I always passed this image of a barn by because it was overexposed with pale colors and skewed by wide angle perspective distortion. Detail shows light grain reduction and no sharpening.

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But I generally prefer just to make a full-image, full-range bit scan and then do the rest in Photoshop.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite Slide & Film Scanner | eBay

This just wastes time. But our enthusiasm was tempered when we learned the included software could not actually calibrate the scanner.

The scanner comes with software to control the device – I use it for the bare minimum requirements to get the image in digital form with all adjustments made in Photoshop. Based on the instructions, I expected the slide holder to be drawn into the scanner, and I interpreted the beep to be an error signal.

I first bought version I and then a version II. Now all my family film was store on digital files, those files were store on my computer hard drive, and on my CD also.


Online technical support 540 well organized, with easy-to-find links to downloadable manuals and drivers. Be respectful, 54000 it civil and stay on topic. That is, the result diamge multiple scans was not significantly better than from a single scan, even with dense slides.

There seems to be a general trend these days towards poor printed documentation of equipment and I found this scanner to largely follow that trend. The hardware manual warns that the bit scanning mode is incompatible with Photoshop Elements. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. In the few samples I tried, I could not see any difference with it on or off. The II is stable enough without it.

Although the II supports multi-pass scanning it did not reduce the grain noise in shadows.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 Slide & Film Scanner

With non-flat slides, dkmage must simply choose what part of the image to make sharp and live with the consequences. We have been less thrilled with the main Scan utility, but the problem is the interface rather than the functionality.

There are two ways to do manual focus, and fortunately, both work. With a manufacturer-rated optical density of 4.

It also uses less power 20 vs. Results were very frustrating with this method and I am very pleased to have stepped up to a better tool. As to color accuracy, it’s irrelevant; what you want is to cap ture as much of the information on the original slide as you can. This featured worked well, often doing a better job than I could have done manually.


dmage While the Dimage produces very good scans, with excellent dynamic range and shadow detail, it isn’t capable of the sharpness we saw from the Nikon Coolscan V, which features Dimxge Digital ICE4, the latest version of the technology. This allowed me to experiment with various types of images.

Ready for Your Close-Up?: The screenshots below are from Dimage Scan Utility, the software that comes with the unit. It corrects image characteristics of people, nightscapes, trees and skies. Load four slides emulsion down so they appear right reading and close the holder. The Minolta Dimage has been out of production for over 10 years and parts are no longer dinage made for them.

DiMAGE Scan Utility provides detailed image correction, ideal for achieving the best scan by providing control over all image parameters and adjustments in detail for every image.

Best scanner ever I am scanning dozens of Kodachrome slides from the ‘s. What Are the 3 Best Lenses for Boudoir There must be a special trade school somewhere on a lost continent that teaches film holder engineering.