This is strictly a standard 35mm slide scanner. In addition, I should add that when scanning Kodachrome or silver-based black and white film to a high-bit raw file you must turn Digital ICE off in the Konica Minolta Utility. Avoid These 7 Common Beginner Photography The mobile world might finally get exciting again in You don’t, that is, have to select a film type as you do in VueScan. Instructions were very clear and easy to follow and we got excellent results quickly.

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Digital ROC for color restoration, using advanced dye signature analysis to identify and restore faded colors on older film and slide images. Postponing corrections like grain suppression may not be efficient, but it’s very easy to oversharpen an image, for example.

We’ve been running version 1. The Launcher provides access to all three scanning utilities, defines the Quick Scan button and accesses a fourth application.

When Konica Minolta went back to the drawing board, they went outside the box to engineer a remarkable scanner. For the simplest operation, you can either press the Scan button on the front panel which starts the Scan Elite’s Launcher application or run the Launcher minplta the computer. miolta

It doesn’t require users to tweak any of the optimization settings, but it does let them select the kinds of optimization they diage. The back panel has just the one USB port and a connection for the power adapter. And correcting each dimension of image quality separately, reprocessing the entire file each time, is not an ideal way to finish scans if you have more dimge just a few images to adjust and edit. You can even configure the Quick Scan button to run the Batch utility.


The II does show some evidence of evolution, too. Glass mounted slides can’t be used in the slide holder.

The Index displays the strip of images here four slides in a small window under the main Scan window. This was easier, even more so than I have been used to in the past. Easy Scan startup screen reminds you to insert the holder The included Minolta software is excellent for negatives, but has some drawbacks when scanning slides.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II Scanner

I found this is a quite efficient way to mknolta, even scanning at the II’s maximum optical resolution of dpi, which produces a MB raw bit file, and got files done per hour. The result is that you can reproduce detail and tonal separation smoothly all across the density spectrum in the finished image.

Show less Show more. Then, if you are using LaserSoft’s SilverFast–either the scanner driver Ai 6 or the HDR version I used–it 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.

This allowed me to experiment with various types of images. Konica Minolta’s Dimage Scan Elite II film scanner iii performance and specs that at one time were available only with considerably higher-priced professional film scanners, including a maximum optical resolution of 54000 and a rated optical density of 4.


Most of the cull images I began my testing dimae did not require such large color corrections; for the most part the issues with them had to do with overexposure and underexposure and “unfortunate” lighting. Fast user switching is not supported on either Macintosh or Windows operating systems. Then you select one of the four supported film types One holds four 35mm slides, the last of which can be swapped with the holder in the scanner. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

The off-white scanner is housed in a sleek, durable plastic case measuring 2. Fast and easy to use. Featuring several image correction technologies, the Konica Minolta Elite II scanner ensures images are never blurry or distorted.

Scanner Review: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite II

The faster speed seemed to make up for, well, everything else. We’ve changed, we promise. The negative holder has lost a couple of frame struts. Best Computer Accessories for The Batch utility is accessed through the Launch utility, which also provides il via individual buttons to the Easy Scan and Scan utilities.

And, at dpi, there is none of the grain aliasing that is a problem with lower resolution machines.