Slide Scanner Good product, easy to use. Be aware of this before going into a scanning project, and plan what you’re going to do during scan cycles. It takes just 25 seconds for a single frame to be scanned by this Minolta film scanner. In each case, the results showed fine detail and excellent tonal range and color capture. These include not having the ability to profile the scanner rendering the colors less accurately a nd slightly duller and very minor banding that is only visible at very high magnification.

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The unit itself is small, quiet, and elegant in its simplicity. In another image, again shot at high altitude on an overcast day, although minllta slide was not as grossly blue, just removing the color cast resulted in a very dull image. If your images are not 24x36mm 35mm frames, forget it. It can only scan 24x36mm 35mm film. They could have sat on their laurels for at least another year, I’m sure.

Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 – film scanner (35 mm) Series

However, I didn’t think twice about it being a good move and sent Konica Minolta a check rather than return the scanner. Best Selling in Scanners See all.

The two scans can be auto-aligned in Photoshop and then the out-of-focus zones from each of the two scans removed. 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.


The package comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.

Connect the power adapter to the scanner, plug it in, cable the scanner to your computer avoiding any USB hubs and, with your computer running, turn on the scanner’s power switch. With images for which this amount of focus falloff would be unacceptable, you need a workaround. Then you select one of the four supported film types And, I found by beginning by using Levels to optimize the gamut, and then going to Elements’ Quick Fix using the manual sliders to adjust contrast and color, I could achieve a quite refined, finished image rather easily, and even more efficiently than using the full CS version of Photoshop.

What impressed us especially was how easy it was to confuse a color negative conversion with a slide capture. Be aware of this before going into a scanning project, and plan what you’re going to do during scan cycles.

After configuring Master settings for the batch scan and initializing the scanner, you can scan holder after holder of images.

Avoid These 7 Common Beginner Photography The resolution of this scanner is fantastic and the colors are vibrant. Minolta elite ii provides the top performance on film scanning.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II Scanner

From a Kodacolor Gold negative. Log in or register to post comments. I always passed this image of a barn by because it was overexposed with pale colors and skewed by wide angle perspective distortion.


I read so many different reviews and internet postings that I became paralyzed, unable to make a decision. Then, if you are using LaserSoft’s SilverFast–either the scanner driver Ai 6 or the HDR version I dmage has a quite effective SilverFast SRD dust and scratch removal utility built-in, which is very effective at cleaning most of the defects in Kodachrome and black and white images.

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Easy Scan Utility provides simplified three-step scanning with on-screen instructions beginners can use with confidence. The advantage, for a reviewer, is being able to focus on the hardware. Digital SHO for shadow and highlight optimization.

This scanner was a real piece of cake to set up. The back panel has just the one USB dimagd and a connection for the power adapter.

Christmas Is Arriving Fast squint to see the bike in the window. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Well, at least you don’t have to worry about portrait and landscape orientation. What I think is happening is that the first time it says “Prescanning” it is actually doing the prescan which in my test took 6 seconds and the second time it says “Prescanning” it was doing the final scan.

For more information and a full list of specifications, visit Konica Minolta’s website at: