Directly below the Tone Curves graph is the Histogram, which plots the tonal distribution of the image, from black point to white point. There is no easy way to override the exposure from negatives. Here’s a table with timings from some of the scans we did. We’ll cover its features in detail, but thought it worth calling attention to a few of the Dimage Scan Multi Pro’s key features at the top of the review. The auto-focus is very good, however it will always focus at one given by the user place on the frame, and if the film is just a bit curled you might like to focus manually on one spot.

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Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Multi PRO Photo, Slide & Film Scanner | eBay

The GEM technology used in this Konica Minolta digital film scanner automatically increases the clarity of a scanned film image while protecting its colors and sharpness. The lowest-priced item in unused and unworn condition with absolutely no signs of wear.

The Multi Dimwge is a multi-format scanner as the name implies. We think the reason we didn’t notice the longer scan times all that much in our production testing was that the speed and ease of use of the software and user interface largely made mibolta for it. It has a lot to do with how much time you have to piddle around getting what you want, and in some cases, if you ever can get what you want.

For complex scans I minolta dimage scan multi pro to use the stand-alone software and that can take up to 3 hours or more for some scans.

I finally settled for the Minolta for a number of reasons, including price and image quality. The Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro film scanner competes with a number of other medium format models in the marketplace.

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You can scan bigger panoramic medium format film 6×12 and 6x17cm in sections if you know how to piece them back together in Photoshop or another stitching program, although that’s a pain. When we first did the maximum-resolution timing tests, we were a bit shocked at how long it took the nulti cells in the table above. You can select many color spaces as output for the scans. It crops close to the outside of the image, leaving a small black outline in the case of transparencies.

While the tendency is to focus on extreme cases like the piece of film we showed above, its real usefulness comes in removing the little nits of dust and lint that minolta dimage scan multi pro almost impossible to entirely eliminate short of a clean-room environment. minolta dimage scan multi pro

For the record, we were running under Mac OS 9. You can minolta dimage scan multi pro the Minolta software that comes with the scanner, or buy third-party software.

Some of The Details The Dimage Scan Multi Pro is one of the most capable scanners we’ve yet reviewed, but at the same time scores big in the ease-of-use department.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Multi PRO Photo, Slide & Film Scanner

A good combination of very high resolution on the small format and a bit less resolution on the bigger format. The Selective Color Adjustment minolta dimage scan multi pro separates the color region into seven groups Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Blackallowing you to adjust only the colors in the image that fall within the specified color ranges.

Overall, we were very impressed with the Dimage Scan Multi Pro. The installation of the card went without any problems and so did installation of the scanner software. For instance, mylti is a great way to brighten up the weak greens color negative film so often records. The software reproduces colors correctly on di,age, but unfortunately not on all negatives. Digital GEM reduces the appearance of film grain in images. The scanner is also fairly intelligent about when it needs to do perform an autofocus operation: As such, it will appeal to both professionals and well-heeled amateurs who work with both 35mm and medium-format film.

Go download it here. Let me know if you know how to work around this. As we’ve noted above, we liked its software interface quite a bit, and felt that it made it easy to achieve the results we wanted. Still, this is a very approachable interface that minolta dimage scan multi pro get you “in the ballpark” minolta dimage scan multi pro quickly, with no detailed knowledge of color theory.

Four recesses are provided in the base to lay the slides into, while the top pressure minolta dimage scan multi pro has plastic spring-fingers to apply pressure on the slide mounts, while accommodating a range of slide mount thicknesses.

Above we mention that per Minolta, Windows Pro is the only operating system that can be used with the scanner. To view all four histograms at once, as in the image above, click on the RGB graph icon button just mino,ta the right of the pulldown menu, which expands the display. The differences are readily apparent. Good condition, 30 day warranty!

This section might therefore be more a comparison of a flatbed scanner versus a film scanner than a real test of the Minolta.