For instance, if you’re wanting to double-check a particularly severe tonal or color correction. Displays a larger preview image Zoom: In my experience, there’s always some falloff of sharpness in scanned images as you move from the center of the frame to the corners. While I’d like a little more control in some areas, the software overall strikes an excellent balance between power and ease of use, and is one of my favorite scanning packages. More items related to this product.

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Konica Minolta Photo Imaging Europe GmbH: DiMAGE Scan Dual III

A text box at kii end of each slider bar reports the amount of change numerically, with a minus sign indicating a decrease.

I really disagree with this part of Minolta’s implementation.

I’ve found that this diffuse illumination source produces somewhat “softer” scans than some other scanners. A lot of people at various sites said that even today the Dimage Scan Dual III could hold its own against modern scanners.

If you want to scan 35mm negatives or slides for personal use, get it.

You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time. Epson Perfects 3,ppi Flatbed Scanner. This scanner is great. Set-up was a cinch. A focus readout window is displayed with a “thermometer bar” display indicating the sharpness of the image in arbitrary units.

The Dimage Scan Elite II accommodates such situations with the aforementioned option of specifying the point of focus. In real life, this approach works with varying degrees of success.


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For now though, the DSD-III is a remarkable bargain, bringing high-end scanner performance within the reach of even novice users. Also, the film carrier mechanism makes an annoying whining noise duql it moves past the stationary CCD array.

Big kudos to Minolta for this one. Overall, the scanner is very simple to operate, with a power switch and eject button being the only exterior controls you need to use. Displays a larger preview image Zoom: Below this row of menus and qf-2840, a row of icon buttons provides access to several scanner functions.

One thing that speeds up the DSD-III’s operation is that tonal and color adjustments are faithfully reflected onscreen in the prescan image, greatly reducing the number of prescans you need to do before undertaking the full-res scan itself.

Pixel Polish is Minolta’s minolta dimage scan dual iii af-2840 color and tone correction tool, and like Auto Dust Brush is applied to all frames in the holder.

Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III reviewed by PC Magazine Review & Rating |

The two graphs are linked so that changes on either graph affect the other one, but you can use both independently. Directory Pages Search for all the latest photography gear and services in our dedicated photography directories.

When using manual focus, a black and white “thermometer bar” graphic appears in the focus window. Activates the “Pixel Polish” minolta dimage scan dual iii af-2840, to automatically correct af-840 color and tone of your scans.


Thus, you can immediately see the changes as you apply them. At the top of the window is a pulldown menu which selects which RGB channel is shown, or you can look at the overall RGB brightness histogram. APS adapter is an optional accessory 8- or bit digitization.

Digital Minolta dimage scan dual iii af-2840 works very well for both dust and emulsion defects. On the Dimage Scan Dual III, you can specify an exact point on the film you want it to adjust for, or the part of the film you want to base the manual adjustment on. A good analogy for those old darkroom aficionados out there would be the difference between condenser and diffusion enlargers.

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. Auto Focus at Scan: Sets the degree of processing applied by the Auto Dust Brush.

Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III

Best Selling in Scanners See all. Normally, the scanner’s autofocus system looks at the center of the frame to perform its focus adjustments. Sets the scanning to 8-bit, bit, or bit linear.