Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II Instruction manual

Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II Instruction manual

E INSTRUCTION MANUAL

TABLE OF

CONTENTS

BEFORE YOU BEGIN..............................4

FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE ..............6

GETTING STARTED....................8

CHECKING THE PACKAGE CONTENTS......8

INSTALLING THE UTILITY SOFTWARE .......9

About TWAIN drivers and plug-ins .................................10

Windows 98/98SE/2000 Professional/Me.......................10

Macintosh........................................................................12

INSTALLING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELE-

MENTS .........................................................14

Windows 98/98SE/2000 Professional/Me.......................14

Macintosh........................................................................17

NAMES OF PARTS ......................................19

CONNECTING THE AC ADAPTER..............19

CONNECTING THE SCANNER CABLE ......20

IEEE 1394 cable .............................................................20

USB cable .......................................................................20

Disconnecting the cable with Windows ..........................21

EASY SCAN UTILITY................22

1. LAUNCHING THE EASY SCAN UTILITY ...22

Windows .........................................................................22

Macintosh........................................................................22

2. LOADING THE FILM HOLDER ................23

Loading the 35mm film holder - FH-U1 ..........................23

Loading the slide mount holder - SH-U1 ........................24

Loading the APS adapter AD-10 (sold separately).........24

3. INSERTING THE FILM HOLDER.............25

Inserting the film holder FH-U1 or SH-U1 ......................25

Inserting the APS Adapter AD-10 ...................................26

4. SPECIFYING THE FILM TYPE ................26

5. MAKING AN INDEX SCAN .....................27

6. SELECTING THE IMAGE TO BE

SCANNED.................................................27

7. SPECIFYING THE USE OF THE

SCANNED IMAGE....................................27

8. CHOOSING DIGITAL ICE/ROC/GEM PRO-

CESSING ..................................................28

9. CONFIRMING THE SCANNER SETTINGS.

..................................................................28

10. SCANNING AND SAVING THE IMAGE ....28

Turning off the scanner ...................................................29

STANDARD SCAN UTILITY......30

1. LAUNCHING THE STANDARD SCAN

UTILITY ..............................................31

Windows LAUNCHING THE STANDARD

SCAN UTILITY .............................................31

Launching the utility with Photoshop Elements ..............31

Launching the utility software .........................................31

Macintosh LAUNCHING THE STANDARD

SCAN UTILITY .............................................32

Launching the utility in Photoshop Elements..................32

Launching the utility software .........................................32

2. SETTING UP THE SCANNER ..........33

MAIN WINDOW ............................................33

SETTING SCANNER PREFERENCES........34

3. LOADING THE FILM HOLDER .........36

4. SETTING THE FILM FORMAT AND

TYPE ..................................................36

5. INDEX SCAN......................................37

INDEX TAB ...................................................37

MAKING AN INDEX SCAN...........................38

RESIZING THE UTILITY WINDOW .............38

SELECTING INDEX THUMBNAILS .............38

ROTATING OR FLIPPING THE INDEX

FRAMES .......................................................39

FIT-TO-WINDOW BUTTON..........................40

REVERSING THE FRAME ORDER.............40

SAVING THE INDEX THUMBNAILS ............40

SAVING AN INDEX FILE ..............................41

LOADING AN INDEX FILE ...........................41

6. MAKING A PRESCAN .......................42

PRESCAN TAB.............................................42

MAKING A PRESCAN ..................................43

CROPPING THE IMAGE..............................43

Auto cropping..................................................................43

Manual cropping .............................................................44

PRESCANNING THE CROPPED IMAGE....45

FIT-TO-WINDOW BUTTON..........................45

ROTATING OR FLIPPING THE IMAGE .......46

ZOOMING.....................................................47

GRAB BUTTON ............................................47

AUTO EXPOSURE ......................................48

AE area selection............................................................48

AE lock............................................................................49

POINT AF (AUTOFOCUS) ...........................49

MANUAL FOCUS .........................................50

CROPPING APS IMAGES............................51

OTHER DISPLAYS IN THE PRESCAN

WINDOW ......................................................51

Frame number ................................................................51

RGB display ....................................................................51

7. IMAGE CORRECTION.......................52

IMAGE CORRECTION TAB .........................52

TONE CURVES AND HISTOGRAM.............53

RGB and CMY ................................................................54

Complementary color......................................................54

SELECTING THE TONE-CURVE COLOR

CHANNEL.....................................................54

CHANGING THE TONE CURVES ...............55

CHANGING THE TONE CURVES BY

FREEHAND ..................................................55

A QUICK GUIDE TO TONE-CURVE CORREC-

TIONS ...........................................................56

About the tone curve ......................................................56

Bringing out detail in the shadows..................................56

Increasing the contrast of an image ...............................57

Correcting color with tone curves ...................................57

WHITE, BLACK, AND GRAY POINT COR-

RECTIONS................................................58

Setting the white and black-point values ........................59

HISTOGRAM CORRECTION .......................60

Auto setting .....................................................................60

Manual setting ................................................................60

Color corrections with the histogram ..............................61

BRIGHTNESS / CONTRAST / COLOR COR-

RECTIONS ...................................................62

Auto setting .....................................................................62

HUE / SATURATION / LIGHTNESS CORREC-

TIONS ...........................................................63

Auto setting .....................................................................63

VARIATION CORRECTIONS .......................64

Color-balance variation ...................................................64

Brightness & Contrast variation ......................................65

Saturation variation .........................................................65

SELECTIVE-COLOR CORRECTIONS ........66

UNSHARP MASK .........................................66

CANCELING IMAGE CORRECTIONS.........67

Undoing an image correction..........................................67

Redoing a canceled image correction ............................67

Resetting all image corrections ......................................67

MAKING SNAPSHOT THUMBNAILS...........67

SAVING AND LOADING IMAGE

CORRECTIONS ...........................................68

Saving an image-correction Job .....................................68

Loading an image-correction Job ...................................68

COMPARING PRE/POST-CORRECTION

IMAGES ........................................................68

DIGITAL ICE, ROC, AND GEM CORREC-

TIONS .......................................................69

DIGITAL ICE 3 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ..69

DIGITAL ICE .................................................70

DIGITAL ROC ...............................................71

DIGITAL GEM ...............................................72

8. SCAN SETTINGS...............................74

SCAN-SETTING DIALOG BOX....................74

USING JOB FILES .......................................75

Job Categories................................................................76

INPUTTING SCAN SETTINGS

MANUALLY...................................................77

Resolution and output size .............................................78

Example: setting the scanner output by pixels ...............78

Example: setting the scanner output by print size and output resolution ..................................................................79

SAVING A JOB FILE.....................................80

DELETING A JOB FILE ................................80

9. MAKING THE FINAL SCAN ..............81

When using the utility through an image-processing application ..............................................................................81

When using the utility software only ...............................81

File types ........................................................................82

CUSTOM WIZARD .......................................83

Quitting the Standard Scan Utility...................................85

APPENDIX .................................86

IEEE 1394 AND USB INTERFACES .....86

IEEE 1394 AND USB....................................86

DISCONNECTING WITH THE COMPUTER

AND SCANNER ON .....................................86

When using the USB cable or when using IEEE 1394 cable with Windows 2000 ...............................................86

When using the IEEE 1394 cable with Windows Me .....87

COLOR MATCHING...............................88

SETTING THE OUTPUT COLOR SPACE ...88

OUTPUT COLOR SPACE ............................89

SETTING THE MONITOR ICC PROFILE ....90

Scanner color profiles .....................................................91

INSTALLED FILES AND FOLDERS......92

JOB FILE LIST.......................................93

35mm film .......................................................................93

APS.................................................................................94

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ............95

TROUBLESHOOTING ...........................96

USER TECHNICAL SUPPORT..............97

WARRANTY AND PRODUCT REGISTRATION ...................97

INDEX .....................................................98

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BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Thank you for purchasing the Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite II. This highly advanced, but easy-to-use dual-format digital film scanner is able to scan of both 35mm and Advanced Photo System film (with the optional AD-10 APS adapter). Please read this manual thoroughly to achieve the best results from your scanner.

The instructions in this manual assume you have a working knowledge of your computer’s operating system. Familiarity with the mouse, and standard operating-system menus and commands are necessary before operating the DiMAGE Scan Elite II.

This manual does not give instruction in the:

• basic use of personal computers.

• use of Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, or Mac OS 8.6 to 9.1.

• use of Adobe Photoshop Elements, or other image processing software.

The examples in this manual use Windows software. The appearance of the screens may differ from the examples when using Macintosh or other Windows operating systems.

• Microsoft, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows Me are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.

• Macintosh, Apple, Power Macintosh, Mac OS, ColorSync, FireWire are registered trademarks of

Apple Computer, Inc.

• Adobe and Photoshop are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

• CorelPhotoPaint is a trademark of the Corel Corporation.

• Paint Shop Pro is the copyright of Met’s Corporation.

Digital ICE 3 , Digital ICE, Digital ROC, Digital GEM are trademarks or registered trademarks, and technology of Applied Science Fiction, Inc. in U.S.A.

• Other corporate and product names are the trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective companies.

• This manual may not be copied in part or whole without the prior written permission from Minolta

Co., Ltd. ©2001 Minolta Co., Ltd.

• Every necessary caution has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this instruction manual.

Please contact Minolta if you have any questions.

• Minolta is not responsible for any loss or damage caused from the operation of this product.

This mark certifies that this product meets the requirements of the EU (European Union) concerning interference causing equipment regulations. CE stands for Conformité Européenne.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. To meet FCC regulations, the

IEEE1394 cable used with this scanner must be equipped with ferrite cores.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

Tested by the Minolta Corporation, 101 Williams Drive Ramsey, New Jersey 07446, U.S.A.

The sound pressure level is less than 70dB according to ISO 3744 or ISO 7779.

As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Minolta has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.

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FOR PROPER AND SAFE USE

Please read and understand each caution before using this product.

Power supply:

WARNING

Take the product to a Minolta Service Facility when repairs are required.

Basic operation:

Keep inflammable products away from the scanner

• Do not use the product near inflammable gases or liquids such as gasoline, benzine, or paint thinner. Do not use inflammable products such as alcohol, benzine, or paint thinner to clean the product.

The use of inflammable cleaners and solvents may cause an explosion or fire.

Minolta AC Adapter

AC-U10

• Use only the specified

AC adapter (Delta

Electronics ADP-20LB

REV:B) within the voltage range indicated on the adapter unit. An inappropriate adapter or current may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.

• Do not damage, twist, modify, heat, or place heavy objects on the power cord. A damaged cord may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.

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• Do not operate this product or handle the power cord with wet hands. Do not place a container with liquid near the product. If liquid comes in contact with the product, immediately unplug the unit.

The continued use of a product exposed to a liquid may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock.

• Do not insert hands, inflammable objects, or metal objects such as paper clips or staples through the front door of this product. It may cause damage or injury through fire or electric shock. Discontinue use if an object enters the product.

• When unplugging the unit, do not pull on the power cord. Hold the plug when removing the cord from an outlet.

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Additional warnings:

• Do not disassemble this product. Electric shock may cause injury if a high-voltage circuit inside the product is touched. Take the product to a Minolta Service

Facility when repairs are required.

• Immediately unplug the unit and discontinue use if the product is dropped or subjected to an impact in which the interior is exposed.

The continued use of a damaged product may cause injuries or fire.

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Basic operation:

• Store this product out of reach of children.

Be careful when around children, not to harm them with the product or parts.

• If the product emits a strange odor, heat, or smoke, discontinue use. Immediately unplug the power cord taking care not to burn yourself. The continued use of a damaged product or parts may cause injury or fire.

CAUTION

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• This product should only be operated in the upright position.

Inappropriate placement may result in fire.

• Damage or injury through fire or electric shock may result if the product is used or stored in the following conditions:

In humid or dusty environments.

In direct sunlight or hot environments.

In smoky or oily areas.

In unventilated areas.

On unstable or unlevel surfaces.

• The required operating environment must be between 10°C and 35°C with less than 80% humidity. A sudden change in temperature can cause condensation inside the product, which may result in electric shock or fire. When the product is subjected to a drastic change in temperature, allow the product time to come to equilibrium with the surrounding environment.

Power supply:

• Insert the plug securely into the electrical outlet.

• Do not obstruct access to the AC adapter; this can hinder the unplugging of the unit in emergencies.

• Do not cover the AC adapter. A fire may result.

• Periodically check that the power cord is not damaged and the plug is clean. Dust and dirt that may collect between the prongs of the plugs may result in fire.

• Do not use if the cord is damaged.

Disconnect power supply when not in use.

• Unplug the product when cleaning or when the product is not in use for long periods.

Additional cautions:

• Do not move, obstruct, or touch the film holder when scanning. The product or scanned images can be damaged.

• Do not use a brush or air brush to clean the interior of the product.

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GETTING STARTED

Before using this product, please take following steps:

• CHECK THE PACKAGE CONTENTS

• INSTALL THE DIMAGE SCAN ELITE II UTILITY SOFTWARE

• INSTALL ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS

• CONNECT THE AC ADAPTER

• CONNECT THE USB OR IEEE1394 CABLE

CHECKING THE PACKAGE CONTENTS

The following is included in this package:

DiMAGE Scan Elite II

35mm film holder (FH-U1)

Slide mount holder (SH-U1)

AC adapter (AC-U10)

Power cable for AC adapter AC-U10

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8

USB cable (UC-1)

USA,

Canada, and Taiwan.

European continent and

Australia.

United

Kingdom and Hong

Kong.

(Shape of input plug varies with destination.)

IEEE 1394 cable (FC-1)

CD-ROM for DiMAGE Scan Elite II

CD-ROM for Adobe Photoshop Elements

Printed matter:

Instruction manual, warranty/registration card.

INSTALLING THE UTILITY SOFTWARE

To use the scanner, your computer system must meet the following requirements:

CPU

Operating system

Memory

Pentium or later processor. Pentium

III processor is recommended when scanning with 16 bit output or using

Digital ROC or GEM. Operation is not guarantied for custom or home built computers.

Power PC G3 or later (Except 68 K

Macintosh and Mac OS compatible units). Power Macintosh G4 or later is recommended when scanning with

16 bit output or using Digital ROC or

GEM..

Preinstalled Windows 98, 98

Second Edition, 2000 Professional, or Me.

Preinstalled Mac OS 8.6* to 9.1.

A minimum of 64 MB of RAM in addition to the requirements for the OS and applications. For memory requirements for Digital ICE 3 , see page 69.

A minimum of 64 MB of RAM in addition to the requirements for the Mac

OS and applications. For memory requirements for Digital ICE 3 , see page 69.

Hard-disk

Space

100 MB or more of available hard-disk space is required. 200 MB or more is required when scanning with 16-bit color depth.

Monitor

CD-ROM drive

Interface

640 x 480 monitor capable of displaying High Color (16 bit) is required.

1024 x 768 monitor is recommended.

13 inch (640 x 480) monitor capable of displaying at least 32,000 colors is required. 19 inch (1024 x 768) monitor is recommended.

Necessary for installing software

USB (ver.1.1)** and IEEE1394*** USB (ver.1.1)** and IEEE1394

Recommended

IEEE1394 board

Adaptec FireConnect 4300,

PROCOMP SpeedDemon 400P or

Preinstalled OHCI compatible

IEEE1394 port****

Preinstalled FireWire port.

Tested applications

TWAIN driver is compatible with

Photoshop ver.5.0.2, ver.5.5 and

Ver.6.0, Photoshop 5.0LE, Photoshop

Elements, Paint Shop Pro ver.7,

CorelPhotoPaint9.

Plug-in is compatible with

Photoshop ver.5.0.2, ver.5.5 and ver.6,

Photoshop 5.0LE, Photoshop

Elements.

* To use preinstalled Mac OS 8.6 with a built-in FireWire port, a Firewire 2.2 to 2.3.3 extension must be installed. This software can be downloaded free of charge from the apple web site at http://www.apple.com.

** Preinstalled USB port only.

*** IEEE1394 interface can only be used with Windows 2000 Professional or Windows Me.

**** Non-DV-dedicated IEEE port guaranteed by PC manufacturer.

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INSTALLING DRIVER SOFTWARE - WINDOWS

CAUTION

The anti-virus system extensions may conflict with the operation of the software installer. Before installing the scanner utility software, remove or disable any extensions before launching the installer. Replace or re-enable the extensions when the installation is complete.

TIPS

About TWAIN drivers and plug-ins

The scanner can be launched directly from an image-processing application like Adobe

Photoshop Elements. When the scanner utility software is installed in a computer with a Windows operating system, a TWAIN driver is automatically installed with it. Although the TWAIN driver cannot be seen, it allows the utility to be launched from an application as well as allowing the computer and scanner to communicate.

When the scanner utility software is installed on a Macintosh computer, a plug-in file is placed in the scanner utility folder. By simply dragging and dropping the plug-in file into an application’s import folder, the scanner utility software can be launched from that application.

98/98SE/2000 Professional/Me

• In the example below, the hard disk is drive C, and the CD-ROM drive is drive D. The letters designating the drives will vary between computers.

1

Turn on the computer to start Windows.

2

Insert the DiMAGE Scan Elite II CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

• The DiMAGE Scan Elite II setup screen will appear.

• To check the contents of the DiMAGE Scan Elite II CD-

ROM, click the [To access the CD-ROM] button.

3

Click the [Starting up the DiMAGE Scan II installer] button.

• The program decompression screen will briefly appear.

The Install Shield Wizard will start automatically.

If the Install Shield Wizard does not start up automatically, execute the following procedure:

1. Initiate the run routine on the start menu.

2. Click [Browse] in the run dialog box.

3. Select the CD-ROM drive (DS Elite II(D:)) from the look-in box in the browse dialog box.

4. Click on or open the driver folder.

5. Click on or open the “English” folder.

6. Click on “Setup.exe.” The file and its location will be displayed in the run dialog box:

D:\Driver\English\Setup.exe. Click [OK].

• The Install Shield Wizard will appear. Click [Next].

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4

Click [Next>] to view the license agreement.

Click [Yes] to accept the agreement and continue.

• Read the entire agreement carefully before continuing.

If you do not agree to the terms of the license agreement, click [No] to exit the setup program.

5

To install the software in the default folder (C:\Program Files\DS_Elite2), click

[Next>]

.

• To install the software in another folder, click [Browse...] to display the folder selection window. Specify the directory in which to install the software, then click [OK].

6

Select the components to be installed, then click

[Next>]

.

• Normally, only the TWAIN-data-source option needs to be selected. The rest of the descriptions in this manual assume the TWAIN-data-source setup has been selected.

7

The name of the default program folder is displayed. To install the software icons in this folder, click

[Next>]

.

• To install the software icons to another existing folder, select one of the folders listed in the existing-folders box below. Click [Next>] to begin installation.

8

The Install Shield Wizard will indicate that installation was successful. Check

“Yes, I want to restart my computer now.” and then click [Finish].

• When the computer restarts, the scanner driver software will be ready to use.

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INSTALLING DRIVER SOFTWARE - MACINTOSH

1

Turn on the computer to start the Mac OS.

2

Insert the DiMAGE Scan Elite II CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

• Dimage Scan Elite2 CD-ROM icon will appear on the desktop.

3

Double-click on the DiMAGE Scan Elite 2 icon.

• The driver, manual, and acrobat reader folders will appear.

4

Double-click on the driver folder.

• The language folders will appear.

5

Open the English language folder, then double click on the

DS Elite 2 installer.

• The installer’s start-up screen will appear.

6

Click [Continue] on the installer screen to begin the installation routine.

7

The end-user license agreement will appear. If you accept the terms of the agreement, click [Accept] to continue the installation routine.

• If you do not agree to the conditions stated in the enduser license agreement, click [Decline] and the software will not be installed.

8

At the bottom left of the installer screen, specify the location in which the software will be installed. To change the designated location, use the install-location menu; this menu can be used to select an existing location or create a new folder.

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9

Select the installation method from the pop-up menu at the top left of the installer screen. Click on [Install] to begin installation.

• The easy-install option will install the required software. If only specific programs need to be installed, select the custom-install option; click the check box of the files to be installed.

10

Any software that is running must be stopped before the scanner driver can be installed. Click [Continue] to shut down any active applications and continue the installation routine.

• Clicking [Cancel] will end the installation routine.

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A screen confirming the successful installation of the software will appear.

Click [Restart] to exit the installation program and restart the computer.

• To exit the installer without restarting the computer, click [Quit]. To make additional installations, click [Continue].

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After the computer restarts, confirm the DS Elite 2 folder is installed in the designated folder.

• If easy install was chosen, the DiMAGE Scan Elite 2 folder will contain the following items:

DS Elite 2 Easy Utility, DS Elite 2 Utility, DS Elite 2 Plug-in, and DS Elite 2 Read Me.

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Drag the DS Elite 2 plugin into the import/export folder in the Adobe

Photoshop plug-in folder.

• Shutdown the Adobe application before dragging the DS Elite2 plug-in into the folder.

• To install Adobe Photoshop

Elements, see page 14.

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INSTALLING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS

Take time to register your copy of Photoshop Elements with Adobe. You can register online, by fax, or by mail. The software can be registered online during installation by following the instructions on the installer screens. To register by fax or mail, read the instructions in the registration folder located in the technical-information folder on the Adobe Photoshop Elements CD-ROM.

98/98SE/2000 Professional/Me

In the procedure below, the hard disk is drive C, and the CD-ROM drive is drive D. The letters designating the drives will vary between computers.

1

Insert the Adobe Photoshop Elements

CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The welcome screen will automatically appear.

2

Click

[Next>] to continue.

3

Click on the preferred language for the software. Click

[Next>]

.

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4

The end-user license agreement will appear. If you accept the terms of the agreement, click [Accept] to continue the installation routine.

• Read the entire agreement carefully before continuing the setup. If you don’t agree to the terms of the agreement, click [Decline] to exit the setup program.

5

Click the installation button; it should be highlighted with a red line. Click [Adobe®

Photoshop® Elements] to set up the installation.

6

Read the cautions on the setup screen. If no other applications are running, click

[Next>]

.

• Click [Cancel] to exit the setup routine to stop any applications that may be running. To start the installation routine again, double click on the elements icon in My Computer. The routine will start from step 2.

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Click on the preferred language and click

[Next>] to continue.

8

The end-user license agreement will appear. If you accept the terms of the agreement, click [Accept] to continue the installation routine.

• Read the entire agreement carefully before continuing the setup. If you do not agree to the terms, click

[Decline] to exit the setup program.

9

Choose the type of installation; typical is recommended. The software will be installed in the default folder: C:\Program

Files\Adobe Photoshop Elements. Click

[Next>]

.

• To install the software in another folder, click [Browse...] to display folders in the computer. Specify the folder, then click [OK].

10

Select the file types that you wish to open in Photoshop Elements. Click

[Next>]

.

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INSTALLING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS - WINDOWS

11

Fill in all the fields on the user information screen. Click

[Next>]

.

• The serial number is found on the back of the CD-ROM case. Enter the serial exactly as it is displayed.

12

Check the registration information on the confirmation screen. If all information is correct, click [Yes].

• To correct the information, click [Back] to return to the user information screen.

13

Confirm the contents of the installation.

Click

[Next>] to install Adobe Elements.

14

The SVG Viewer installation screen will appear. Click [Install] to install the software.

15

A screen confirming the successful installation of the software will appear.

Click [Finish] to exit the installation routine.

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1

Turn on the computer to start the Mac OS.

2

Insert the Adobe Photoshop Elements CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

• The Adobe Photoshop Elements CD-ROM icon will appear on the desktop.

3

Locate the Photoshop Elements installer in the Adobe Photoshop

Elements folder located in the appropriate language folder.

4

Double-click on the Install Photoshop Elements icon.

5

The Adobe Photoshop Elements screen will appear. Click [Continue].

6

Use the drop-down menu to select the preferred language. Click [Continue].

7

The end-user license agreement will appear. If you accept the terms of the agreement, click [Accept] to continue the installation routine.

• Read the entire agreement carefully before continuing the setup. If you do not agree to the terms, click

[Decline] to exit the setup program.

8

The read-me screen appears detailing product updates and documentation as well as troubleshooting tips. Click

[Continue].

• This information can be printed using the [Print] button.

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INSTALLING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS - MACINTOSH

9

At the bottom left of the installer screen, specify the location in which the software will be installed. To change the designated location, use the installlocation menu; this menu can be used to select an existing location or create a new folder.

10

Select the installation method from the pop-up menu at the top left of the installer screen. Click [Install] to begin installation.

• The easy-install option will install the required software.

If only specific programs need to be installed, select the custom-install option; click the check box of the files to be installed.

11

Fill in all the fields on the user information screen Click

[Next>]

.

• The serial number is found on the back of the CD-ROM case. Enter the serial exactly as it is displayed.

12

Check the registration information on the confirmation screen. If all information is correct, click [Install Now...].

• To correct the information, click [Back] to return to the user information screen.

13

The SVG Viewer installation screen will appear. Click [Install] to install the software.

14

A screen confirming the successful installation of the software will appear.

Click [Quit] to exit the installation program.

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NAMES OF PARTS

35mm film-holder mark

Pull down the front door to this position when inserting a 35mm film holder.

APS adapter mark

Pull down the front door to this position when inserting the optional APS adapter.

Front door

When the scanner is not in use, close the door to prevent dust from entering the unit.

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Power switch

IEEE 1394 port

Indicator lamp

This lamp indicates when the scanner is on. The lamp will blink while the scanner is initializing.

USB port

DC terminal

Eject button

This button ejects the film holder, and rewinds the film in the APS adapter.

CONNECTING THE AC ADAPTER

1

Connect the power cable to the AC adapter.

2

Connect the output plug of AC adapter to the DC terminal of the scanner.

3

Plug the power cable securely into a standard household outlet.

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CONNECTING AC ADAPTER

4

Turn on the scanner with the main switch.

5

Turn on the computer to start up the

Windows or Macintosh operating system.

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CONNECTING THE SCANNER CABLE

The IEEE 1394 or USB cable is used to connect the scanner to a computer. IEEE 1394 connection can only be used with a computer which incorporates a preinstalled IEEE 1394 or FireWire port with a preinstalled operating system that supports this connection.

The USB and IEEE 1394 ports are covered with protective caps. Always cover the unused port with a cap. When the scanner is not in use for extended periods, unplug the cable and reinsert the cap.

IEEE 1394 Cable

Connect one end of the IEEE 1394 cable to the scanner’s IEEE 1394 port , and the other end of the cable to the computer’s IEEE 1394 port.

• Make sure the cable is securely plugged in.

• Either end of the cable can be connected to the

IEEE 1394 port on the scanner or computer.

USB Cable

Plug the “A” connector of the USB cable into the computer’s USB port, and the “B” connector of the USB cable into the scanner’s USB port.

• Make sure the cable is securely plugged in.

98/98SE/2000 Professional

When the scanner is initially connected to a computer, the “New hardware found - USB device” wizard will appear briefly. No action is required.

When initially connected to a computer with Windows

2000, the “Digital Signature Not Found....Do you want to continue the installation?” message may appear.

Click [Yes] to complete the scanner installation. The

“Installing...” screen will appear during installation.

The DiMAGE Scan Elite II is ready to use. The previous routines only need to be completed once.

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Disconnecting the cable with Windows

With Windows 2000 or Me, always close the utility software before disconnecting the IEEE 1394 or USB cable while the computer and scanner are on. Before unplugging the IEEE 1394 cable with Windows Me, complete the “Unplug or eject hardware” operation by double-click on the of

“Unplug or eject hardware” icon on the task bar (see page 87).

CAUTION

• Never connect or disconnect the IEEE 1394 or USB cable while the computer, DiMAGE Scan

Elite II, or other devices are operating or transferring data.

• Do not connect or disconnect the cable while the computer is starting up or shutting down. The computer or scanner may not operate properly.

• The scanner should be connected directly to the computer’s IEEE 1394 or USB port. Attaching the computer to an IEEE or USB hub may prevent the scanner from operating properly.

• An interval of at least five seconds is required between disconnecting and connecting the scanner.

• When using an IEEE 1394 or USB storage device, it is not recommended to save scanned data directly to the device. Save the data on the computer’s hard disk before transferring the data to the storage device.

• The unused port should always be covered with its protective cap. When the scanner is not in use for extended periods, unplug the cable and reinsert the port cap.

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EASY SCAN UTILITY

Easy Scan Utility is a simple, automatic scanning application. The utility works as a stand-alone program, and cannot be launched through another application.

Simply follow the ten steps to create perfect, trouble-free scans:

1.

Launch the Easy Scan Utility

2.

3.

4.

5.

Load the film holder

Insert the film holder into the scanner

Specify the film type

Make an index scan

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

Select the image to be scanned

Specify the use of the scanned image

Choose Digital ICE, ROC, or GEM processing

Confirm the scanner settings

Scan and save the image

• The following functions are automatically set when using the Easy Scan Utility:

- Autofocusing with each 35mm frame, or with first APS frame only.

- Index scan priority : speed setting

- Automatic shutdown of the utility at the end of the scan

- Color depth: 8 bit

- Multi-sample scanning: OFF

- Automatic cropping: inside edge.

- When Digital ROC is active, color matching is turned off.

- sRGB output color space when color matching is on.

- AE (Auto Exposure) with all films except black and white slides.

1. LAUNCHING THE EASY SCAN UTILITY

CAUTION

The front door of the scanner must be completely closed before turning on the scanner or launching the software.

Select Start -> Program (P) -> Minolta DiMAGE

Scan Elite2 ver.1.0 -> DS Elite2 Easy Utility.

Open the DS Elite 2 folder, and double click the

DS Elite 2 Easy Utility icon.

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2. LOADING THE FILM HOLDER

Using the included holders, the DiMAGE Scan Elite II can scan mounted or unmounted...

• Color negatives • Color positives

• Black and white negatives • Black and white positives

APS (Advanced Photo System) film can also be scanned using the optional APS adapter AD-10.

CAUTION

Remove any dust from the film before placing it in the film holder. Only use brushes or compressed air specifically for photographic film. Do not blow on the film with your mouth, or use tissue paper or your fingers to wipe the film. Always hold the film by the edges.

Loading the 35mm Film Holder - FH-U1

The 35mm film holder FH-U1 accommodates film strips with up to six frames. The horizontal images should be orientated in the same direction as the frame numbers on the film holder.

1

Lift the film cover on the FH-U1 by the tab near the number six frame.

2

Place the film in the film holder with the emulsion down.

• If the frame numbers on the edge of the film near the sprocket holes are reversed, the film’s emulsion side is up. Turn the film over.

• Align the film frames with the holder frames.

3

Insert the two tabs on the left side of the film cover into the holes in the holder base. Carefully lower the cover taking care not to move the film. Snap the film cover closed by pressing the two “PUSH” marks.

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LOADING THE FILM HOLDER

Loading the Slide Mount Holder - SH-U1

• The slide mount holder SH-U1 accommodates up to four slides. Slide mounts must be thicker than

1 mm and thinner than 2 mm to be used in the holder. Do not use glass mounted slides. APS slide mounts can be used.

1

Hold the slide mount holder so that the slide slots are to the top and the frame numbers are up-sidedown and face up.

2

Insert slides into the slots with the emulsion down.

• When inserting slides, the frame number or date printed on the slide mount should be face up.

• Horizontal images should be inserted up-sidedown.

CAUTION

To scan the entire image area, the slides must be inserted horizontally in the holder, not vertically.

Loading the APS Adapter - AD-10 (SOLD SEPARATELY)

APS (Advanced Photo System) cassette film can be scanned with the optional APS adapter AD-10.

1

Slide the film-chamber release toward the top of the

Scanner contacts

(Do not touch)

adapter until the filmchamber door opens.

• The film-chamber release does not return to its original position until the film-chamber door is closed.

2

Insert the film cassette into the film chamber as shown.

• Only load cassettes with the number 4

( ) mark highlighted in white.

3

Close the film-chamber door.

• The film-chamber door will not close if any other mark other than number 4 is highlighted. Never force the door shut.

Film-chamber release

Film-chamber door

Mark

The white mark indicates the film is developed.

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CAUTION

• Do not remove the APS film from the cassette.

• When using the APS adapter, if the scanner makes a strange sound or the “Film advance error” warning appears, eject the APS cassette immediately (see page 29), and do not insert it again.

• Minolta is not responsible for any loss or damage caused from the operation of this product.

3. INSERTING THE FILM HOLDER

For information on loading the film holder, see page 23.

CAUTION

Do not open the front door or insert the film holder while the utility software is launching or the scanner is initializing (the indicator lamp will blink). Insert the holder only after the indicator lamp glows steadily when initialization is completed.

Inserting the Film Holder FH-U1 or Slide Mount Holder SH-U1

1

Open the front door of scanner until the top of the door lines up with the 35mm mark.

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2

Hold the film holder or slide mount holder with the arrow mark face up. Insert the holder into the scanner until the arrow mark aligns with the body.

• The scanner will detect the holder and automatically load it pulling inside slightly.

• To eject the holder, press the eject button. The scanner will automatically eject the holder to the initial inserting position.

• Never touch or hinder the holder while it is in the scanner.

When ejecting the holder, wait until is has come to a complete stop before removing.

• When the scanner is not in use, close the front door

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35mm Film Holder FH-U1

35mm

Slide Mount Holder SH-U1

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INSERTING THE FILM HOLDER

Inserting the APS Adapter AD-10 (SOLD SEPARATELY)

1

Open the front door of scanner until the top of the door lines up with the APS mark.

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2

With the scanner contacts face up, insert the adapter into the scanner until it stops.

• The scanner detects the holder and automatically loads the film from the cassette.

• To eject the holder, push the eject button. The scanner will automatically rewind the film. Do not remove the adapter until the rewind motor has stopped.

• When the scanner is not in use, close the front door.

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4. SPECIFYING THE FILM TYPE

When the Easy Scan Utility is launched, the easy scan wizard appears. Simply follow the instructions on the scan wizard to scan images.

Select the film format and film type to be scanned on the pull-down menus. Click [Next >].

• The following film formats can be chosen:

- 35mm and APS cassette

• The following types of film can be selected:

- Color negative, color positive, B&W negative, B&W positive.

• Film for slides is a positive film. Film for prints is a negative film.

TIPS

• With pull-down menus, click on the arrow next to the menu to display the list. Highlight the item with the mouse and then click it to make the selection.

• With the round or square check boxes, simply click on the box to select the item.

• To return to a previous screen, click the [<Back] button at the bottom of the window.

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5. MAKING AN INDEX SCAN

An index scan displays a thumbnail image of all the images in the holder. This is especially useful when a selection needs to be made between similar negatives on one strip of film.

To make an index scan, click on the radio button next to the setting. Click [Next >] to start the scanner.

• When an index scan is not needed, click [No Index Scan].

• If an index scan is made without a film holder or APS adapter, the

“Please set holder properly” message will appear. Click [OK] in the dialog box and then click [Back] to return to the index-scan screen. Insert the film holder and click [Next>] to make the index scan.

6. SELECTING THE IMAGE TO BE SCANNED

The images to be scanned are selected on this screen. Multiple or single images can be chosen.

Click the thumbnail(s) of the image(s) to be scanned. Click [Next>] to continue.

• To select multiple images, press and hold the control key

(Windows) or command key (Macintosh) and then click on each image to be scanned; the selected frames will have a dark border. To deselect an image, click on the thumbnail a second time while holding the control key

(Windows) or command key (Macintosh). To select consecutive images, press and hold the shift key and then click on the first and last image of the series. Press the control key (Windows) or command key (Macintosh) and

“A” key at the same time to select all frames.

• If an index scan was not chosen on the previous screen, a gray box will be displayed in each frame. To choose the image, click on the box with the frame number that corresponds to the frame number on the film holder.

• If all the frames are displayed up-side-down, click the rotate-all-frames-180-degrees check box.

7. SPECIFYING THE USE OF THE SCANNED IMAGE

The Easy Scan Utility optimizes scan settings based on the final use of the scanned image.

Click the radio box which best describes the final use of scanned image. Click [Next>] to continue.

• Only one choice can be made. If an image has multiple uses, repeat the easy scan procedure for each use of the image.

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8. CHOOSING DIGITAL ICE/ROC/GEM PROCESSING

The scanned image can be enhanced with Digital ICE 3 image processing. These tools cannot be used with traditional black and white film.

Click on the buttons to choose the image processing to be applied to the scanned images. Click [Next >] to continue.

• Digital ICE reduces the effect of dust, flaws, scratches, and fingerprints on the film surface. This cannot be used with Kodachrome film.

• Digital ROC restores the color of faded film.

• Digital GEM reduces the effect of film grain.

• See pages 69 to 73 for more about Digital ICE, ROC, and

GEM.

• Scanning time increases with the number of image processing routines used.

9. CONFIRMING THE SCANNER SETTINGS

Check the scanner settings on the confirmation screen. If all settings are correct, click

[Start] to begin the scan.

• To change any setting, continue to click [Back] until the appropriate screen appears.

10. SCANNING AND SAVING THE IMAGE

On the save-as screen, specify the file name and destination of the image data. Click

[Save].

• When more than one image is scanned, each image is saved with the input file name plus a two-digit serial number.

• When scanning is complete, the Easy Scan Utility is shutdown automatically.

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Turning off the scanner

1

Press the eject button to unload the film holder or APS adapter.

• The scanner automatically ejects the 35mm film or slide mount holder to the initial inserting position. Do not touch or hinder the holder while it is moving.

• When using the optional APS adapter, the scanner automatically rewinds the film when the eject button is pressed. Do not remove the adapter until the rewind motor has stopped.

2

Close the front door.

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3

Press the main switch to turn off the scanner.

• Unplug the scanner when cleaning or when the product is not in use for extended periods.

• When using the IEEE 1394 cable with Windows Me, complete the “Unplug or eject hardware” operation by double-click on the “Unplug or eject hardware” icon on the task bar before turning off the scanner (see page

87). This step is unnecessary if the computer is shutdown before turning off the scanner.

• When restarting the computer, only steps 1 and 2 need to be completed.

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STANDARD SCAN UTILITY

The Standard Scan Utility allows individual selection over scan settings to optimize the reproduction of the film image. The following flow diagram shows the usual scanning procedure:

1. LAUNCH THE STANDARD SCAN UTILITY

The utility can be lunched through an image-processing software or as a stand-alone application.

2. SET UP THE SCANNER

Settings to control basic scanner operation can be made.

3. LOAD THE FILM HOLDER

(see page 31)

(see page 33)

(see page 36)

4. SET THE FILM FORMAT AND TYPE

(see page 36)

5. MAKE AN INDEX SCAN

Settings to control the index scan can be made. This step is unnecessary if the index scan is not needed.

(see page 37)

6. MAKE A PRESCAN

This step is unnecessary if the prescan is not needed.

7. MAKE CORRECTIONS TO THE PRESCAN

The following image processing can be applied to the prescan image:

• Tone-curve and histogram corrections (see page 53)

• Brightness, contrast, and color-balance corrections (see page 62)

• Hue, saturation, and lightness corrections (see page 63)

• Variation corrections (see page 64)

• Selective-color corrections (see page 66)

• Unsharp mask (see page 66)

• Digital ICE, ROC, or GEM processing (see page 69)

8. SET SCAN SETTINGS

The input and output settings can be adjusted.

9. MAKE THE FINAL SCAN

(see page 42)

(see page 52)

(see page 74)

(see page 81)

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1. LAUNCHING THE STANDARD SCAN UTILITY

CAUTION

Confirm the cable is securely connected and the front door of the scanner is closed before turning on the scanner and launching the software. If the front door is open before launching the software, the scanner cannot initialize and will not accept the film holder.

The Standard Scan Utility can be launched through an image processing application like Adobe

Photoshop Elements, which allows the image to be processed in the application after it is scanned.

The utility can also be used as a stand-alone application that can process and save an image without the need of any other software.

LAUNCHING THE STANDARD SCAN UTILITY

Launching the Utility with Photoshop Elements

1

Turn on the scanner and computer.

2

Start up Adobe Photoshop Elements.

3

Select the DS Elite 2 utility from the import command on the file menu.

• The Standard Scan Utility will start up and the main window will appear (see page 33).

Launching the Utility Software

1

Turn on the scanner and computer.

2

Select the DS Elite 2 utility from the DiMAGE Scan Elite

2 folder in the program option of the start menu.

• The Standard Scan Utility will start up and the main window will appear (see page 33).

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CAUTION

Confirm the cable is securely connected and the front door of the scanner is closed before turning on the scanner and launching the software. If the front door is open before launching the software, the scanner can not initialize and will not accept the film holder.

LAUNCHING THE STANDARD SCAN UTILITY

Launching the Utility in Photoshop Elements

The DS Elite2 plug-in must be installed in the Photoshop Elements’ import/export folder before launching the software (see page 13).

1

Turn on the scanner and computer.

2

Launch Adobe Photoshop Elements.

3

Select the DS Elite 2 utility from the import command on the file menu.

• The Standard Scan Utility will start up and the main window will appear (see page 33).

Launching the Utility Software

1

Double click on the DS Elite2 utility icon.

• The Standard Scan Utility will start up and the main window will appear (see page 33).

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2. SETTING UP THE SCANNER

MAIN WINDOW

When the software is launched, the main window will open. For details on the scan-setting dialog box, see page 74.

Film-format list box

To select 35mm or APS film(see page 36).

Film-type list box

Color negative, color positive, B&W negative, and

B&W positive (see page 36).

Preferences button

To set scan preferences (see page 34).

Custom Wizard button

To make automated scan settings (see page 83).

Status bar

Describes the button or function on which the mouse pointer is located.

Help button

Scan button

To make the final scan (see page 81).

Digital-GEM button

To reduce the effect of film grain (see page 72).

Digital-ROC button

To restore the color of faded film (see page 71).

Prescan button

To make preview scans (see page 43).

Digital-ICE button

To reduce the effect of dust, flaws, scratches, and fingerprints on the film surface (see page 70).

Index-scan button

To make index scans (see page 37).

Eject button

To eject the film holder or APS adapter from the scanner.

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SETTING SCANNER PREFERENCES

1

Click the preferences button to open the preferences dialog box.

2

Select the preferences as desired.

Auto-expose-for-slides check box

Checking this option activates the auto-exposure function during the prescan and final scan of color slides.

Since the density range of color slides are relatively uniform, adjusting the expose for each slide is unnecessary. However, when scanning an underexposed or overexposed slide, the auto exposure system can compensate for the unusual slide density. When using AE lock or AE area selection with slide film (see page 48), the auto-expose-for-slide box must be checked.

Autofocus-at-scan check box

Checking this option activates the autofocus function during the prescan and final scan. When using Digital ICE, ROC or GEM (see page 69), the use of autofocus is recommended. The autofocus function increases the scanning time.

Close-utility-after-scanning check box

Checking this option closes the Standard Scan Utility after the final scan when using the scanner with Photoshop Elements. Activate this function when individual images will be scanned and then processed or retouched in Photoshop Elements. However, uncheck the box when multiple images need to be scanned before retouching.

Color-depth list box

This option specifies the color depth of the scanned image. The default setting is 8 bit. The following settings can be made:

• 8 bit 8-bit output for each RGB channel

• 16 bit 16-bit output for each RGB channel

• 16 bit linear 16-bit output for each RGB channel with no gamma correction

Because 16 bit linear output does not make any gamma corrections, the scan of a negative will produce a negative image. 16-bit and 16-bit linear images can only be saved in the TIFF file format. Some image processing application, including the Adobe Photoshop Elements, cannot handle 16-bit image files.

Multi-sample list box

Multi-sampling can be used when making scans. This function reduces random noise in the image by analyzing the data of each sample scan. The more samples taken, the less random noise in the image and the longer the scanning time. Select from one of five settings:

• OFF

• 2 X

• 4 X

• 8 X

• 16 X

No sampling.

Makes two samples.

Makes four samples.

Makes eight samples.

Makes sixteen samples.

Index-scan-priority radio button

This option allows the selection of high-speed index scans or a quality index scans with prescans. Simply click the appropriate radio button. The default setting is “Speed.”

• Speed This allows high-speed index scans. Only index thumbnails are created with this setting. The scanner will make separate scans when prescans are required.

The autofocus function is disabled when scanning the index thumbnails.

• Quality An index thumbnail and prescan are made of each image. Double clicking on the index thumbnail immediately displays the larger prescan image. Prescan images are easier to use to make critical decisions over image quality. Image corrections can be applied to prescans. The quality index-scan-priority setting increases index scanning time.

Color-matching settings: See page 88.

Rotate-all-frames-180-degrees check box (only visible when using APS film)

Checking this option rotates all APS index frames 180 degrees in the index scan window.

Cancel button: To cancel any settings made and close the window.

Help button: To open the help window.

3

Click the [OK] button to apply the preference settings.

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3. LOADING THE FILM HOLDER

Load the film holder or APS adapter, and insert it in the scanner. See page 23 for details on how to place film or slides in the film holder.

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35mm

35mm

35mm film holder FH-U1 Slide mount holder SH-U1 APS adapter AD-10 (Optional)

4. SETTING THE FILM FORMAT AND TYPE

1

Select the film format from the dropdown list.

• 35mm or APS film formats can be selected. The default setting is “35mm.”

2

Select the film type from the drop-down list.

35mm - Color negative, Color positive, B&W negative, B&W positive. (The default setting is “Color positive.”)

APS - Auto detect, Color negative, Color positive,

B&W negative, B&W positive. (The default setting is

“auto detect.”)

• Film for slides is a positive film. Film for prints is a negative film.

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5. INDEX SCAN

The index scan is a low-resolution scan used to show thumbnail images of all the frames in the film holder. Index scans are particularly useful when selecting images from negatives. If an index scan is not needed, simply click on the thumbnail frame of the corresponding frame in the film holder to scan a specific image.

The time required for an index scan depends on the performance of your computer. Two index-scan options are available: speed or quality. Select the desired option in the preference dialog box (see page 35).

INDEX TAB

Click the index tab in the main window to view the index-scan window.

Rotate-left button

To rotate the image

90˚counterclockwise (see page 39).

Rotate-right button

To rotate the image 90˚ clockwise (see page 39).

Fit-to-window button

To automatically size the index thumbnails to the utility window size (see page 40).

Reverse-frame-order button

To reverse the frame chronology (see page 40).

Load image-correction-

Job button

To load an image-correction

Job (see page 68).

Frame number

Index frame

Flip-vertical button

To flip the image vertically (see page 39).

Flip-horizontal button

To flip the image horizontally (see page 39).

Load index-file button

To load a saved index file (see page 41).

Save Index-file button

To save an index scan as an index file (see page 41).

Save index-image button

To save the thumbnail images as an image file (see page 40).

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MAKING AN INDEX SCAN

Click on the index-scan button the main window.

• All the frames in the film holder will be scanned.

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• To cancel the index scan, click the cancel button in the small dialog box that appears during the scan, or...

:press the escape key

:press the command ( ) key and period (.) at the same time until the canceling-indexscan message appears.

• Images can be prescanned or scanned without making an index scan (see pages 43 and 81).

• To initialize the index display and remove the current thumbnails:

:press the control key, shift key, and “R” key at the same time.

:press the command ( ) key, shift key, and “R” key at the same time.

• The frame number of the index scan corresponds to the frame number in the film holder. When using APS film, the frame number corresponds to the frame number of the film.

RESIZING THE UTILITY WINDOW

Place the mouse pointer over the lowerright corner of Index window. The cursor shape changes to a double arrow. The window size can be resized by dragging with the mouse.

• The index frames are arranged according the window shape.

• The size of index thumbnails do not change.

• If the fit-to-window function is active (see page 40), the size of the index thumbnails change automatically so that all the frames of the index scan are displayed.

SELECTING INDEX THUMBNAILS

Click on the thumbnail(s) to select the image(s) for scanning.

• To select multiple images, press and hold the control key

(Windows) or command key (Macintosh) and then click on each image to be scanned; the selected frames will have a dark border.

To deselect an image, click on the thumbnail a second time while holding the control key (Windows) or command key (Macintosh).

To select consecutive images, press and hold the shift key and then click on the first and last image of the series. Press the control key (Windows) or command key (Macintosh) and “A” key at the same time to select all frames.

• The selected image(s) can be prescanned (see page 42).

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ROTATING OR FLIPPING THE INDEX FRAMES

Click the appropriate button to rotate or flip the prescan image.

Rotate 90˚ counterclockwise.

Rotate 90˚ clockwise.

Flip horizontally.

Flip vertically.

Flipping the image vertically creates a mirror image and does not simply rotate it 180°.

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FIT-TO-WINDOW BUTTON

This function automatically sizes the index images to fit the utility window.

Click the fit-to-window button .

• When the fit-to-window button is clicked again, the index images are displayed at their original size.

REVERSING THE FRAME ORDER

Some cameras reverse-wind the film so the last frame is exposed at the beginning of the roll. When scanning film strips, the order of the index thumbnails can be reversed to correct the chronology.

Click the reverse-frame-order button .

• When the reverse-frame-order button is clicked again, the frame order follows the film holder frame order.

SAVING THE INDEX THUMBNAILS

The displayed thumbnail images can be saved in one image file. All the frames in the film holder, including empty frames, must be scanned before the index thumbnails can be saved.

1

Click the save index-image button .

• The standard save-as dialog box will appear.

2

Enter the file name, and select the file destination and file format for the image data. Click [Save].

• File formats with Windows are Bitmap (BTM) or JPEG. File formats with Macintosh are Pict or JPEG.

• The film holder does not have to be in the scanner to save the images.

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SAVING AN INDEX FILE

The index thumbnails can be saved as an index file. The index file can be loaded into the scanner so that the index scan does not need to be made again. All the frames in the film holder, including empty frames, must be scanned before the index thumbnails can be saved.

1

Click the save index-file button .

2

Enter the file name and select the file destination. Click [Save].

• The displayed index images can be saved regardless if the film holder is in the scanner or not.

• The index image file format is unique to this software.

LOADING AN INDEX FILE

An index file can be displayed in the index window of the utility software.

1

Click the load index-file button to open the open dialog box.

2

Select the index file to be loaded. Click

[Open].

• The current index display will be replaced with the images in the new file.

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6. MAKING A PRESCAN

Prescanning allows cropping and image processing to be applied to the image before the final scan.

This allows the image data to be optimized at the time of scanning.

PRESCAN TAB

Click the prescan tab in the main window to view the prescan window.

Rotate-left button

To rotate the image 90˚counterclockwise (see page 46).

Rotate-right button

To rotate the image 90˚ clockwise

(see page 46).

Manual-focus button

To manually focus the scanner

(see page 50).

Auto-cropping button

To crop the final image (see page 43).

Flip-horizontal button

To flip the image horizontally (see page 46).

CHP button (for APS film only)

To crop the image to the C, H, or P formats (see page 51).

Flip-vertical button

To flip the image vertically

(see page 46).

Crop-prescan button

To make a prescan of the cropped image area (see page 45).

RGB display

(see page 51)

Frame number/total number of images

(see page 51).

Grab button

To scroll the enlarged image.

(see page 47)

Zoom button

See page 47.

Fit-to-window button

To automatically size the prescan to the utility window size (see page 45).

Point-AF button

To autofocus on a specific point in the image area (see page 49).

AE lock button

To lock the auto exposure (see page 48).

AE-area-selection button

To specify the AE area (see page 48).

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MAKING A PRESCAN

1

Select the index frame(s) to be prescanned.

2

Click the prescan button in the main window.

• The prescan window will be displayed automatically.

• Double clicking on the index frame will activate the prescan even if no thumbnail is displayed in the frame.

• Clicking the prescan button when more than one frame is selected will make a prescan of all the selected frames.

CROPPING THE IMAGE

Cropping is a method of recomposing the image by eliminating unnecessary space around the subject. Many images are improved by cutting out distracting elements in the background. The image can be cropped automatically or manually. When using the image-correction tools, only the cropped area is displayed.

Auto Cropping

Auto cropping eliminates the blank space around the image area. Pressing the auto-cropping button cycles through its three positions: crop to outside edge, crop to inside edge, and entire window.

After making the prescan, click the auto-cropping button .

• Clicking the auto-cropping button once will bring the cropping frame to the outside edge of the image area. Clicking the auto-cropping button a second time will bring the cropping frame to the inside edge of the image area. Clicking the auto-cropping button a third time will return the cropping frame to its original position.

The cropping frame, indicated by the dotted line, automatically encloses the image area eliminating unnecessary blank space. The cropping area can also be adjusted manually (see page 44).

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CROPPING THE IMAGE

Manual Cropping

After clicking the auto-cropping button, the cropping frame can be adjusted with the mouse.

To enlarge or reduce the cropping frame...

Using the mouse, place the pointer over the corners or sides of the cropping frame; the pointer will change to a double arrow (figure A). Simply click and drag the edge of the frame to adjust the cropping.

(A)

To move the cropping frame...

Using the mouse, place the pointer in the center of the cropping frame; the pointer will change to a four-pointed arrow (figure B). Simply click and drag the entire frame over the image area.

(B)

To define a new cropping frame...

When the pointer is outside the cropping frame it will be in the shape of a cross. Click and drag to define a new cropping frame (figure C).

(C)

• Pressing the auto-cropping button again, resets the cropping frame around the image area.

• The cropping frame can be reset to cover the full prescan area with the following keys:

: Press the control key and “A” key at the same time.

: Press the Command ( ) key and “A” key at the same time.

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PRESCANNING THE CROPPED IMAGE

Click the crop-prescan button cropped area will be displayed.

to prescan the cropped area. Only the

• To return to the full prescan image, press the prescan button.

FIT-TO-WINDOW BUTTON

Click the fit-to-window button to automatically fit the prescanned image to the utility window.

• The prescanned image is automatically magnified or reduced to fit the utility window. To resize the utility window, see page 38.

• To return the prescan to its original size, click the fit-to-window button again.

• The zoom and grab tool cannot be used when the the fit-to-window function is selected.

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ROTATING OR FLIPPING THE IMAGE

Click the appropriate button to rotate or flip the prescan image.

Rotate the image 90˚ counterclockwise.

Rotate the image 90˚ clockwise.

Flip the image horizontally.

Flip the image vertically.

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Flipping the image vertically creates a mirror image and does not simply rotate it 180°.

ZOOMING

The prescan image can be enlarged or reduced to examine areas within the image.

1

Click the zoom button .

• The mouse pointer changes to the plus magnifying glass.

• When the fit-to-window function is active, the zoom button can not be used.

2

Click on the area in the image to be enlarged.

• The clicked position becomes the center for zooming.

• The plus sign disappears from the magnifying glass icon when the image is at its greatest magnification.

3

To zoom out, hold the control key (Windows) or option key

(Macintosh) down and click on the image.

• The minus sign is displayed in the magnifying glass.

• The minus sign disappears from the magnifying glass icon when the image is at its minimum magnification.

GRAB BUTTON

Click the grab button . Click and drag the image to view the image area.

• The image can only be scrolled when the image area has been zoomed beyond the limits of the prescan window.

• The grab button can not be used when the fit-towindow function is active.

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AUTO EXPOSURE

AE area selection is an advanced function to control the scan exposure. This function allows the selection of a small area within the image to be used to determine the scan exposure. The AE lock function sets the scanner exposure based on the exposure of a specific prescan. This exposure can be applied to scans of different images. These two functions are especially useful with negative film.

AE area selection and AE lock can be used with negatives and slides. However, when these functions are used with color slides, the auto-expose-for-slides option must be checked in the preferences box (see page 34).

AE Area Selection

Use AE area selection with high or low key images, or when the film has been badly exposed.

1

Click the AE-area-selection button after prescanning the image.

2

Pressing the shift key changes the dotted cropping frame to the solid

AE area frame. While pressing the shift key, use the mouse to adjust and move the AE area.

• Using the mouse, place the pointer over the corners or sides of the AE area frame; the pointer will change to a double arrow. Simply click and drag the edge of the frame to adjust the area. By placing the pointer in the center of the frame, the pointer will changed to a fourpointed arrow. Simply click and drag the entire frame over the image area. When the pointer is outside the frame, it will be in the shape of a cross. Click and drag to define a new AE area. To extend the AE area over the entire image, press shift+control+A (Windows) or shift+command+A (Macintosh).

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Place the AE area over the section of the image to be used to determine the exposure.

• Usually placing the area over the subject of the picture will produce excellent results. The area should represent on average the mid-tone of the image.

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Click the prescan button to view the effect on the exposure.

• AE area selection can be canceled by pressing the AE-area-selection button again.

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AE Lock

The exposure obtained with AE area selection or a prescan can be applied to other images. This function is useful when scanning a series of high and low-key images that have consistent exposures. Also, when scanning a bracket series on negative film, by locking the exposure on one frame, the prescans of the other frames will show the exposure difference in the bracketed series.

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After making a prescan or setting the exposure of the reference image with the AE-area-selection function, click the AE lock button .

• The scanner’s exposure now is fixed.

• The normal prescan exposure can be locked without using the AE-area-selection function.

2

Select another image and click the prescan button to view the result with the set exposure.

• To cancel the AE lock, click the AE lock button again, or change the film type.

• The prescan and final scan will be made with the locked exposure settings until the AE lock is canceled, or the scanner is reinitialized.

POINT AF (AUTOFOCUS)

The DiMAGE Scan Elite II’s autofocus system uses the CCD sensor to focus the scanner. When the autofocus-at-scan option is selected in the preferences box, the autofocus system uses the center of image to determine the focus. This normally results in an excellent scan when the film plane is flat. However, if the film is warped or curled, the scanner can be focused using the point AF or manual focus functions.

CAUTION

For best results when using point AF or manual focus, select an area within the image with contrast or detail. The point AF and manual focus functions can not focus on a smooth, flat image area such as a cloudless or overcast sky.

1

Click the point-AF button .

• The mouse pointer will change to the point-AF icon.

• Click the point-AF button again to cancel the function.

2

Click on the area of image to be used for focus.

• Autofocus will begin. The newly focused prescan will be displayed.

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MANUAL FOCUS

The scanner can be focused manually using the focus meter.

1

Click the manual-focus button .

• The mouse pointer will change to the manualfocus icon.

• To cancel the function, click the manual-focus button again.

2

Click on the area of image to be used for focus.

• The focus meter window will appear.

3

Adjust the slider using the mouse until the black and white bars are at their longest extension for sharpest focus.

• The black bar indicates the change in focus. The white bar indicates the longest extent of the black bar and the point of sharpest focus.

4

Click [OK] to set the focus.

• A new prescan will start and replace the previous image.

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CROPPING APS IMAGES

When APS film format is selected, the CHP button is displayed in the prescan window. Clicking the CHP button cycles the cropping frame through the “C,” “H,” and “P” APS framing formats.

When using the image-correction tools, only the cropped area is displayed.

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Click the CHP button until the desired frame is displayed.

• The cropping area can be adjusted or moved using the mouse. To move the frame, place the mouse pointer within the framed area and then click and drag. To adjust the frame, place the mouse pointer on the edge of the frame and then click and drag. To extend the frame over the entire image, press control+A

(Windows) or command+A (Macintosh).

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OTHER DISPLAYS IN THE PRESCAN WINDOW

Frame number

The display above the prescan image shows the frame number of the displayed prescan followed by the total number of frames scanned.

Frame number/total number of frames

RGB display

Clicking the right arrow displays the next frame, and clicking the left arrow displays the previous frame.

When the selected frame has not been prescanned, clicking either button will automatically start the prescan and the image will be displayed when the scan is completed.

RGB display

The RGB information of the mouse-pointer position is displayed in the prescan window. The information shows the brightness levels of each color channel from 0 to 255. Press the shift key

(Windows) or command key (Macintosh) to show CMY information. The RGB display shows the original scanned values with the values of any corrections made to the displayed prescan:

B:167/187 (Blue channel: original scan value / current corrected value). For more about making corrections to the scanned image, see pages 52 to 73.

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7. IMAGE CORRECTION

To optimize the scan data, the image can be processed before it is scanned

IMAGE CORRECTION TAB

Click the correction tab in the main window to view the correction window.

Tone-curve/Histogram button

Graphic control over color, contrast, and value (see page 53).

Reset button

Cancels all corrections

(see page 67).

Brightness/Contrast/Color-balance button

Slider control over color, contrast, and values

(see page 62).

Hue/Saturation/Lightness button

Color-space controls (see page 63).

Snapshot button

To store and display a prescan image temporarily

(see page 67).

Variation button

To select the degree of correction among sample images

(see page 64).

Comparison display button

To display the original image with the corrected image (see page 68).

Fit-to-window button

To automatically size the image to the utility window.

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Load image-correction-

Job button

To apply saved imagecorrection settings to the displayed image

(see page 68).

Save image-correction-

Job button

To store all correction settings (see page 68).

Redo button

To redo previous corrections

(see page 67).

Undo button

To undo the current correction (see page 67).

Unsharp-mask button

To sharpen the image (see page 66).

Correction Display

Selective-color button

To correct a specific color without affecting other colors. (see page 66).

TONE CURVES AND HISTOGRAM

Click the tone curve/histogram button to open the dialog box.

Color-histogram button

Channel list box

Freehand curve button

Smooth curve button

Tone curve

White-point button

Gray-point button

Black-point button

Apply button

Histogram

Input shadow/gamma/highlight text box

Input shadow/gamma/highlight sliders

Output shadow/highlight sliders

Output shadow/highlight text box

Auto-setting button

Reset button

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RGB and CMY

The RGB color model is an additive process that uses the primary colors of light: red, green, and blue. An additive color system mixes the three colors to recreate the entire spectrum of light. If all three colors are mixed, white light is produced. Television sets and computer monitors use RGB to create images.

The CMY color model is a subtractive process that uses the secondary colors: cyan, magenta, and yellow. A subtractive color system recreates color with pigments and dyes to absorb unwanted color. If all three colors are mixed, black is produced. CMY systems are used in photography and printing. Unlike photographic systems, printing technology also requires black (K). Because of the imperfections of printing inks, cyan, magenta, and yellow cannot produce a true black when mixed. Printers use a four-color CMYK process to reproduce images.

Complementary color

In photography, red, green, and blue are the primary colors. The secondary colors, cyan, magenta, and yellow, are made from combining the primary colors: cyan = blue + green, magenta = blue + red, and yellow = red + green. The primary and secondary colors are grouped in complementary pairs: red and cyan, green and magenta, and blue and yellow.

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Knowing the complementary colors is very important in color balancing: the method of adjusting the color of the image to look nat-

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ural. If the image has a specific color cast, either subtracting the color or adding its complementary color will create a natural looking image. For example, if the image is too blue, subtracting blue or adding yellow will balance the overall color of the image.

SELECTING THE TONE-CURVE COLOR CHANNEL

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Click the arrow next to the channel box to select the channel.

• Each individual color channel (red, green, or blue) can be selected. When selected, the tone curve will be displayed in the corresponding color.

• To make adjustments to the color balance of the image, select the appropriate color channel. To adjust the contrast or brightness of the image without affecting the color, select the RGB channel.

• Only the RGB channel is available with B&W images.

• The tone curves can be displayed with keyboard shortcuts. While holding the shift key (Windows) or command key (Macintosh), press “1” to display the red channel, “2” to display the green channel, “3” to display the blue channel, or “0” (zero) to display the

RGB channel.

CHANGING THE TONE CURVES

1

Place the mouse pointer over the tone curve. Click and drag the curve.

• Each time the tone curve is clicked, a new node will be attached to the curve. The nodes can be moved by clicking and dragging.

• The input and output levels of the node are displayed as it is moved. The input level

(horizontal axis) refers to the original scan, and the output level (vertical axis) refers to the correction applied to the image.

• Any corrections made on the tone curve are immediately applied to the prescan image.

• By placing the mouse pointer on the prescan image, the grey or color level of that point will be indicated on the tone curve by a white circle.

• The reset button cancels all corrections in all channels.

CHANGING THE TONE CURVES BY FREEHAND

1

Click the freehand-curve button.

• The mouse pointer changes to the pencil tool when placed in the tone-curve box.

2

Click and drag the pointer to draw a new curve.

• Extreme image manipulations are possible with the freehand curve tool.

3

To smooth a rough freehand curve, click the smooth-curve button.

• Nodes will be automatically placed on the curve and can be adjusted with the mouse.

• With extreme freehand curves, the smooth curve button may significantly change the shape of the curve. Press the undo button to return the the original freehand curve.

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A QUICK GUIDE TO TONE CURVE CORRECTIONS

Image processing is a highly specialized and difficult field that takes years of practice to master.

This basic guide to using tone curves covers a few simple procedures to improve your pictures. For more about digital-image processing, consult your local book dealer about self-help guides on this subject.

About the tone curve

The tone curve is a graphic representation of the brightness and color levels of the image. The bottom axis is the 256 levels of the prescan image (input data) from black to white. The vertical axis is the corrected prescan image (output data) with the same scale from top to bottom.

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Highlights

Mid-tones

The bottom left portion of the graph represents the dark colors and shadow areas of the image. The middle section represents the mid-tones: skin, grass, blue sky. The top right section is the highlights: clouds, lights. Changing the tone curve can affect the brightness, contrast, and color of the final image.

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Shadows

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INPUT

Bringing out detail in the shadows

This is a simple technique to make a subject hidden in the shadows brighter. Unlike the brightness level control (page 52), this method of correction will not loose details in the highlight areas of the image.

With the RGB channel selected, place the smooth-curve cursor on the center of the curve. Click and drag the curve up. Look at the prescan image to judge the result. The adjustment can be very small and still have a significant impact on the image. Moving the tone curve down will make the subject darker.

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Increasing the contrast of an image

The contrast of an image can be changed. The light blue 45° line on the tone curve chart represents the original contrast of the scanned image. Making the angle of the tone curve greater than

45° will increase the contrast of the image. Making the angle less than 45° will reduce the contrast.

With the RGB channel selected, click on the tone curve near the top and bottom to add two nodes.

Slightly move the top node up and the bottom node down. This will increase the angle of the central portion of the tone curve and increase the contrast of the image without making an overall change in image brightness.

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Correcting color with the tone curve

By selecting individual color channels on the tone curve, adjustments to the overall color of an image can be made. This can be used to eliminate unnatural color casts or add warmth to a picture.

If the image is too red, green, or blue, simply drag the corresponding color-channel curve down until the color is appears natural. If the color cast is predominantly one of the secondary colors, cyan, magenta, or yellow, move the curve of the complementary color up. For example, if the image is too yellow, move the blue curve up. For more on secondary and complementary colors, see page 54.

When daylight film is used under fluorescent lighting without a flash, the resulting photograph has a green cast. To correct the image, display the green channel tone curve. Click on the center of the curve and move it down. Use the prescan image to judge the results.

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WHITE, BLACK, AND GRAY POINT CORRECTIONS

Advanced image corrections can be made by specifying a white, black, and gray point within the image. Locating an appropriate neutral area within the image is critical to correctly calibrate the software. When the dropper tool is selected, the RGB display is active and can be used to evaluate the image area.

1

Click the white-point button .

• The mouse pointer changes to the white dropper tool.

2

Click on the brightest neutral area of the image to define it as the white point.

• The values of the image will be adjusted based on the selected point. The default level for the white point is 255 for each RGB channel.

• The change is immediately reflected in the prescan image.

3

Click the black-point button .

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4

Click on the darkest neutral area of the image to define it as the black point.

• The values of the image will be adjusted based on the selected point. The default level for the black point is 0 for each RGB channel.

5

Click the gray-point button .

• The gray-point button is deselected when using black and white film. The grey point controls the color of the image.

6

Click a neutral area of the image to be defined as the gray point.

• The area used to calibrate the gray point must be neutral.

The brightness level of the area is not important, but if the area has a definite color, the image will not be color balanced correctly.

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Press the apply button to show the change on the histogram.

• Click the reset button to cancel all corrections.

SETTING THE WHITE AND BLACK POINT VALUES

The white and black-point values are set to 255 and 0 for each RGB level. These values can be changed. Changing the white and black-point values allow the calibration of an image with no true white or black. This is an advanced image-processing tool.

1

Double-click on either the white-point or black-point button to activate the pointvalue-setting dialog box.

2

Input the new white-point or black-point values. Click [OK].

• With the point-value-setting dialog box open, the mouse pointer can be used to measure the color of any point on the prescan image.

• Press the shift key (Windows) or command key

(Macintosh) to display the CMY levels in the RGB display.

• The RGB display shows the original values for the scanned image on the left and the current values for the image on the right.

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Calibrate the image following the steps in white, black, and gray point corrections section.

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HISTOGRAM CORRECTIONS

The histogram indicates the distribution of pixels with specific brightness and color values inside the cropping frame. Using the histogram can maximize the output of the image data. Changes made with the histogram are also displayed on the tone curve.

Auto setting

Click the auto-setting button.

• The auto-setting function automatically adjusts the tone curve and histogram to maximize image data. The darkest pixels in the image are set to a black level for 0, the brightest pixels are set to a white level of 255, and the rest of the pixels are distributed between them equally. To view the change in the histogram, press the apply button.

• The change is immediately reflected in the prescan image.

• Click the reset button to cancel the auto setting.

Manual setting

The highlight level, shadow level, and gamma can be set manually. The histogram can be used to maximize the distribution of the pixels in the image. All the levels on the histogram are displayed numerically to the right of the sliders. These numbers can be changed with the keyboard.

The gamma slider defines the mid-tones of the image. Dragging the gamma slider to the right will darken the image, and dragging it to the left will brighten it. Similar to the tone curve correction described on page 56, the gamma slider allows the brightness of the image to be adjusted without loosing image information.

Input shadow slider

Input highlight slider

Gamma slider

The input highlight slider sets the white level. As the slider is moved to the left, an apparent increase in contrast can be seen in the prescan image. All pixels to the right of the slider are set to

255 and any image detail they may contain will be lost. This can be an important tool for improving copy images of text on a white background. Uneven illumination, or faded or stained paper can be distracting when copying text or line art. By adjusting the white level, the imperfections of the white background can be eliminated leaving only the darker text visible.

Output shadow slider

Output highlight slider

The input shadow slider sets the black level. As the slider is moved to the right, an apparent increase in contrast can be seen in the prescan image. All pixels to the left of the slider are set to 0 and any image detail they may contain will be lost.

The black and white output levels can be adjusted. By moving the output highlight and shadow sliders, the contrast of the image can be reduced.

The color histograms can be displayed with the channel list box or with keyboard shortcuts. While holding the shift key (Windows) or command key (Macintosh), press “1” to display the red channel,

“2” to display the green channel, “3” to display the blue channel, or “0” (zero) to display the RGB channel.

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Color corrections with the histogram

1

Click the color-histogram button to view the red, green, and blue histograms.

• The tone curve and histogram dialog box extends to the right to show the R, G, B channel histograms.

• Click the histogram RGB display button again to close the RGB histograms.

2

Use the slider or enter values in the text boxes to adjust the histograms.

• The changes are reflected in the prescan image.

• Click the reset button to cancel any changes.

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BRIGHTNESS / CONTRAST / COLOR CORRECTIONS

This palette allows easy corrections to be made to brightness, contrast, and color.

1

Click on the brightness / contrast / color-balance button to open the correction palette.

2

Drag the brightness, contrast, or color sliders, or enter specific values in the corresponding text box to make corrections.

• Dragging each slider to the right or inputting a positive number in the text box increases the brightness, contrast, and color.

• To correct for an unnatural color cast is simple. If the image is too:

Red - decrease the amount of red.

Green - decrease the amount of green.

Blue - decrease the amount of blue.

Cyan - increase the amount of red.

Magenta - increase the amount of green.

Yellow - increase the amount of blue.

For more on colors, see page 54.

• Changes will be reflected in the prescan image and in the graph at the top of the palette. If the tone curve/histogram window is open, the changes can also be seen in the histograms.

• Click the reset button to cancel changes.

Auto Setting

Clicking the auto-setting button corrects the brightness and contrast automatically without affecting the color balance.

• Click the reset button to cancel any changes.

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HUE / SATURATION / LIGHTNESS CORRECTIONS

This palette adjusts the image in reference to the HSB color model. These controls can be used to manipulate the color image rather than producing a realistic representation.

The HSB color model defines color based upon human perception rather than photographic processes. Hue refers to each separate color in the model. Saturation is how vivid each colors is.

Lightness describes how bright or dark a color is in the color space.

The hue control is not a color balancing tool. It is a creative tool.

When changing hue in the palette, each color is assigned a new hue depending on the degree of rotation through the color space.

For example, a very simple color space could have three colors: red, green, and blue. I have a red barn next to a green tree with a blue sky. Now I rotate the my image in the color space; the colors are reassigned a new hue based on the position - the barn is green, the tree is blue, and the sky is red. The HSB color space is similar, but with many more hues.

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Unlike the brightness control in the brightness, contrast, color balance palette, the lightness control does not change the apparent density of the colors equally. With an extreme increase in lightness, blue will not appear as light as yellow.

1

Click the hue / saturation / lightness button to open the palette.

2

Drag the hue, saturation, or lightness slider, or enter specific values in the corresponding text box to make corrections.

• Dragging each slider to the right or inputting a positive number in the text box increases the saturation, and lightness. The hue slider rotates the colors in the image through the color space. The maximum position on the left is the same as the maximum position on the right.

• Two color-sample bars are displayed at the bottom of the palette. The top sample indicates the color space of the original image. The bottom sample displays the relative changes to the color space.

• Click the reset button to cancel any changes.

• Changes will be reflected in the prescan image.

Auto Setting

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Click the auto-setting button adjusts the saturation automatically without affecting the hue or lightness.

• Click the reset button to cancel any changes.

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VARIATION CORRECTIONS

The variation dialog box allows an image to be corrected by comparing it to other slightly corrected images surrounding it. This is an easy method to correct images for individuals who are inexperienced in image processing or photofinishing. All changes are reflected in the prescan image.

1

Click the variation button .

• The variation dialog box appears.

2

Click the arrow next to the variation list box to select the image quality to be corrected: color balance, brightness and contrast, or saturation.

• Each variation shows the current prescan image in the center with corrected sample images displayed around it.

• Only the brightness and contrast variation can be used with B&W film.

Color balance variation

Six images with a slight color correction are displayed around a thumbnail of the uncorrected prescan image.

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Drag the variation-step slider, or enter the correction step into the variation-step text box to set the

Display-limit check box

Variation-step text box

Variation-step slider degree of correction.

• The initial setting is 10. The step can be set between 1 and 20.

• Checking the display-limit check box will indicate when any of the image values exceed

0 (black limit) or 255 (white limit) with the complementary color. For example, if any part of the blue channel image exceeds those values, the limit is displayed the complementary color, yellow.

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Click the best image among the six frames.

• The selected image becomes the new center showing six new images corrected by the designated step. This procedure can be repeated until the desired correction is obtained.

• Click the reset button to cancel any changes.

• Changes will be reflected in the prescan image.

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Brightness & Contrast variation

Eight images with a slight correction to brightness and contrast are displayed around a thumbnail of the uncorrected prescan image.

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Drag the variation-step slider, or enter the correction step into the variation-step text box to set the degree of correction.

• The initial setting is 10. The step can be set between 1 and 20.

• Checking the display-limit check box will indicate when any of the image values exceed 0 (black limit) or 255 (white limit) with the complementary color. For example, if the white area of the image exceeds those values, the limit is displayed the complementary color, black.

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Click the best image among the eight frames.

• The selected image becomes the new center showing eight new images corrected by the designated step. This procedure can be repeated until the desired correction is obtained.

• Click the reset button to cancel any changes.

Saturation variation

Two images with a slight saturation correction are displayed on each side of a thumbnail of the uncorrected prescan image.

1

Drag the variation-step slider, or enter the correction step into the variation-step text box to set the degree of correction.

• The initial setting is 10. The step can be set between 1 and 20.

• Checking the display-limit check box will indicate when any of the image values exceed 0 (black limit) or 255 (white limit) with the complementary color.

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Click the best image among the two frames.

• The selected image becomes the new center showing two new images corrected by the designated step. This procedure can be repeated until the desired correction is obtained.

• Click the reset button to cancel any changes.

• Changes will be reflected in the prescan image.

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SELECTIVE-COLOR CORRECTIONS

Selective-color correction is an advanced technique to refine the colors in the image. The color of each process color, cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, can be used to adjust the six separate color groups in the image: red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow. This type of correction is effective in changing a specific color without influencing any of the other colors in the image. For example, if the sky looks purplish instead of blue, magenta can be reduced in the blue color group.

1

Click the selective-color button .

2

Click the arrow next to the color list box to select the color group.

3

Drag a slider or enter a value in a text box to adjust the selected color.

• More than one slider can be used to adjust the selected color.

• Changes will be reflected in the prescan image.

• Click the reset button to cancel any changes.

UNSHARP MASK

The unsharp mask sharpens edges in the image without affecting overall image contrast. This mask can be used with soft or slightly out-of-focus images. The effect of the unsharp mask is very subtle, but makes a significant improvement to the overall appearance of the image.

1

Click the unsharp-mask button .

• The unsharp-mask dialog box appears.

2

Drag a slider or enter a value in a text box to adjust the parameters of the mask.

• The effect of the unsharp mask cannot be viewed in the prescan image. It will only be seen in the final scan.

• The result of the unsharp mask differs with image resolution.

Make several scans with slight changes to the settings until the settings produce the intended result.

• Clicking the reset button restores the default settings.

Amount: can be adjusted between 0% and 500%. Adjust the slider to increase level of contrast. If the value is too high, pixelation (the image becomes noticeably rough or grainy) will be apparent. 150% to 200% is recommended for highly quality printed images.

Radius: can be adjusted between 0.1 and 5. The default setting is 1. Adjust the slider to increase the edge sharpness of the pixels. 1 to 2 is recommended for highly quality printed images. Changes to the radius are more apparent on printed images, than images displayed on a monitor.

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Threshold level: can be adjusted between 0 and 255. The default setting is 2. If the difference between the surrounding pixels is greater than the threshold level, that pixel is recognized as a sharp subject pixel. When the level is set to 0, the whole image is corrected.

The threshold level can separate smooth or even areas from edges and detailed areas to be sharpened.

Shadow protection level: can be adjusted between 0 and 255. The default setting is 16. To limit the sharp subject pixels in the shadows. When the luminance level is greater than the shadow protection level, that pixel is recognized as a sharp pixel.

CANCELING IMAGE CORRECTIONS

Undoing an image correction

When the undo button is clicked, the last image correction is canceled.

Undo button

Redo button

Reset button

Redoing a canceled image correction

When the redo button is clicked, the canceled image correction is reapplied.

Resetting all image corrections

When the correction reset button is clicked, all image corrections are canceled.

MAKING SNAPSHOT THUMBNAILS

Image corrections can be temporarily stored while processing an image. When the Snapshot button is clicked, the current prescan image is stored in the snapshot display area temporarily as a thumbnail. When the thumbnail is double-clicked, that image will displayed as a prescan image.

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Click the snapshot button to store a thumbnail and correction settings of the displayed prescan image.

2

To return to a previous correction, click on the thumbnail in the snapshot display area.

• The thumbnail image will replace the prescan image.

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SAVING AND LOADING IMAGE CORRECTIONS

All corrections applied to an image can be saved as a correction Job. The correction Job can be loaded into the utility at any time, and the correction settings can be applied to different images.

Saving an image-correction Job

1

Click the save image-correction-Job button to save the current imagecorrection settings.

• The registration dialog box appears.

2

Input the Job name and click [OK].

• The current image-correction settings are saved as an image-correction Job.

Loading an image-correction Job

1

Click the load image-correction-Job button .

• The select image-correction-Job dialog box appears.

2

Select the image-correction Job and click [OK] to apply the Job settings to the prescan image.

• Jobs are loaded into the snapshot display. Multiple

Jobs can be loaded.

COMPARING PRE/POST CORRECTION IMAGES

Clicking the comparison display button displays the original prescan image on the left, and the corrected image on the right. Clicking the fit-to-window button automatically changes the size of the pre and post-correction images to fit the utility window.

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Original image Corrected image

DIGITAL ICE, ROC, AND GEM CORRECTIONS

DIGITAL ICE

3

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Digital ICE

3 is an collection of powerful image-processing tools: ICE, ROC, and GEM. To make use of these image-processing functions, the following system requirements must be met:

Minimum system requirements

CPU Memory Hard disk space

Pentium 166MHz or later 128MB

Recommended system requirements

CPU

300MB or more Pentium III or later

Memory

256MB

Hard disk space

600MB or more

When using Digital ICE 3 with 16-bit color depth.

Minimum system requirements

CPU Memory Hard disk space

Pentium 166MHz or later 128MB

Recommended system requirements

CPU

500MB or more Pentium III or later

Memory

256MB

Hard disk space

1GB or more

Minimum system requirements

CPU Memory Hard disk space

Power PC G3 or later 64MB 300MB or more

Recommended system requirements

CPU Memory Hard disk space

Power PC G4 and later 256MB 600MB or more

When using Digital ICE 3 with 16-bit color depth.

Minimum system requirements

CPU

Power PC G3 or later

Memory Hard disk space

64MB 500MB or more

Recommended system requirements

CPU

Power PC G4 or later

Memory

256MB

Hard disk space

1GB or more

• The above requirements are based upon use with 35mm film.

• With Macintosh computers, the memory requirement does not include the necessary memory allocation for the operating system or applications.

• When using Photoshop, sufficient memory for the scanned images must be allocated to the application.

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Digital ICE

Digital ICE (Image Correction Enhancement) eliminates surface defects (dust, scratches, fingerprints, mold, etc.) from the film image during scanning.

Click the Digital-ICE button to activate the function. Press the prescan button to view the results.

• Digital ICE processing is applied to the prescan and final scan.

• Digital ICE cannot be used with Kodak Kodachrome film.

• Digital ICE cannot be used with traditional black and white films. The Digital ICE function can be used with special black and white films that are designed to be developed in a C-41 or equivalent color process (see the list below). These films should be scanned with the color-negative film-type setting.

Results cannot be guarantied with other types of black and white film:

Kodak: Select Black & White 400

Kodak: T400CN

Illford: XP2 Super

• The scanning time increases with the use of Digital ICE.

• To turn off Digital ICE, click the Digital-ICE button again.

• Each time the Digital ICE button is pressed, the prescan image is deleted and another prescan needs to be made.

Without Digital ICE With Digital ICE

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Digital ROC

The Digital ROC (Reconstruction of Color) can restore the faded color of old film.

Click the Digital-ROC button to activate the function. Press the prescan button to view the results.

• When Digital ROC is used, the prescan also makes the final scan. When the final scan is made, the image data is simply processed and saved. While the final scan is relatively fast, the prescans require more time. Because the final scan and prescan are made at the same time, always preform the prescan with the autofocus-at-scan function active in the preferences box (see page 34), or with point AF or manual focus (see page

49 - 50).

• Digital ROC cannot be used with 16 bit linear color depth (see page 34).

• When Digital ROC is activated, the auto-expose-for-slides setting in the preferences box (see page 34), color matching (see page 88), and the AE lock and AE-area-selection functions (see page 48) are disabled.

• The results with Digital ROC depends upon the condition of the film.

• Digital ROC cannot be used with traditional black and white films. The Digital ROC function can be used with special black and white films that are designed to be developed in a C-41 or equivalent color process (see the list below). These films should be scanned with the color-negative film-type setting. Results cannot be guarantied with other types of black and white film:

Kodak: Select Black & White 400

Kodak: T400CN

Illford: XP2 Super

• To turn off Digital ROC, click the Digital-ROC button again.

• Each time the Digital ROC button is pressed, the prescan image is deleted and another prescan needs to be made.

Without Digital ROC With Digital ROC

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Digital GEM

Digital GEM (Grain Equalization and Management) reduces the effect of grain in color film. Grain is a sandy texture that can sometimes be seen smooth uniform areas of the image, such as the sky.

Grain is more pronounced in fast film.

Digital GEM cannot be used with traditional black and white films. The Digital-GEM function can be used with special black and white films that are designed to be developed in a C-41 or equivalent color process: Kodak Select Black & White 400, Kodak T400CN, and Illford: XP2 Super. These films should be scanned with the color-negative film-type setting. Results cannot be guarantied with other types of black and white film.

1

Click the Digital-GEM button in the main window.

• The Digital-GEM tab is activated.

• Each time the Digital ROC button is pressed, the prescan image is deleted and another prescan needs to be made.

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2

Make a prescan of the image to be processed.

• When Digital GEM is used, the prescan also makes the final scan. When the final scan is made, the image data is simply processed and saved. While the final scan is relatively fast, the prescans require more time. Because the final scan and prescan are made at the same time, always preform the prescan with the autofocus-at-scan function active in the preferences box (see page 34), or with point AF or manual focus (see page 49 - 50).

3

Set the input resolution of the image in the scansetting window (see page 74).

• The effect of image grain is related to the input resolution.

4

Click the Digital-GEM tab.

• The Digital-GEM window appears.

5

Adjust the Digital-GEM slider or enter the Digital-

GEM correction value directly in the text box to set the degree of correction.

• Values from 0 to 100 can be set.

The larger the value, the greater the correction.

Digital-GEM slider

Digital-GEM text box

Apply Digital-GEM button

Digital-GEM sample area

Prescan display

6

Adjust or move the Digital-GEM sample area to select the image area to be used to evaluate the Digital-GEM correction.

• Choose a smooth uniform area to evaluate. Skin is a good subject.

• Using the mouse, place the pointer over the corners or sides of the GEM sample area frame; the pointer will change to a double arrow. Simply click and drag the edge of the frame to adjust the area. By placing the pointer in the center of the frame, the pointer will changed to a four-pointed arrow. Simply click and drag the entire frame over the image area. With the pointer is outside the frame, click and drag to define a new sample area. To extend the area over the entire image, press control+A (Windows) or command+A (Macintosh).

7

Click the apply Digital-

GEM button to preview the Digital-GEM effect on the sample area.

• Every time the Digital-GEM sample area is changed, or the degree of correction is adjusted, press the apply Digital-GEM button to view the results.

• The Digital-GEM sample image can be magnified by clicking the fit-towindow button.

Digital-GEM sample display

8

Click the scan button to save the final image.

• For the operation after performing the final scan, see page 81.

• The results with Digital GEM depends upon the condition of the film.

• To turn off Digital GEM, click the Digital-GEM button again.

Without Digital GEM With Digital GEM

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8. SCAN SETTINGS

SCAN SETTING DIALOG BOX

Before making the final scan, the input and output parameters must be specified. While it’s possible to input the scan settings yourself, DiMAGE Scan Elite II gives you an easier choice - the Job function, which automatically loads the scan settings based on the final use of the image.

Click the prescan or index scan tab to view the scan-setting window.

• The scan-setting dialog box is located on the left of the tab.

Load Job button

Save Job button

Job-name list box

Input-resolution list box

Output-resolution list box

Input-size text box

(Width)

Input-size text box

(Height)

Magnification text box

Output-size text box

(Width)

Output-size text box

(Height)

Unit list box

Image-size display

Input-size lock button

Output-size lock button

Reset button

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USING JOB FILES

The Standard Scan Utility contains approximately 110 preinstalled Job files to cover a wide range of image use.

1

Click the load Job button .

• The Job-selection dialog box will appear.

2

Select a category from the drop-down list.

3

Click a Job file name to select it. Click

[OK] to apply the Job to the image.

• The scan settings of the selected Job file are displayed on the right side of selection window.

• The Job names can be listed chronologically or alphabetically. Click the name or date option radio button to sort the Job files.

• When the Job file is loaded, the cropping frame will automatically appear on the image. The frame is proportional to the output type specified. The frame can be resized, but the proportions of the frame will remain the same. The input and output data are also automatically adjusted to match the change of the cropping frame.

• Once made, scan settings remain in effect until changed.

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USING JOB FILES

Job Categories

Custom

User-created scan settings (see page 74).

Color Laser Printer

For digital color copiers and color laser printers. Uses an output resolution of 600 dpi with four paper sizes from A4 Quarter through Letter Eighth.

Photosensitive

For printers that use photosensitive/photographic material. Uses an output resolution of 400 dpi with five paper-sizes from A5 full through Postcard 4x6.

Ink Jet & Dye-Sub Printer

For Ink Jet and Dye-sublimation printers. Uses an output resolution of 300 dpi with ten paper-sizes from A4 full through Photo 3x5.

Photo CD

For the photo CD format. Uses an output resolution of 300 dpi. Image size can be selected among

2048 x 3072, 1024 x 1536, and 512 x 768 (pixels).

Web page

For use on the world-wide web. Uses an output resolution of 72 dpi. Seven image sizes can be selected from 320 x 240 to 1280 x 836 (pixels).

Screen

For monitor display. Uses an output resolution of 72 dpi. Nine image sizes can be selected from

640 x 480 to 1920 x 1200 (pixels).

Document

For image to be embedded in a document. Uses an output resolution of 72 dpi. Image size can be selected from Letter Eighth through A4 Half.

Film Recorder

For high-resolution images from a film recorder. Image size is 2048 x 1365 (pixels).

Default

This category uses the default settings for the film format. Uses an output resolution of 300 dpi.

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INPUTTING SCAN SETTINGS MANUALLY

Input-resolution list box

Values can be selected among the drop-down list or be entered into the box directly.

The resolutions on the list are 2820, 1410, 940, 705, 470, 352, and 282 dpi. The default setting is

705 dpi.

Output-resolution list box

Values can be selected among the drop-down list or be entered into the box directly.

The resolutions on the list are 2400, 1440, 1200, 800, 720, 600, 400, 360, 350, 300, 240, 200, 180,

150, 96, 72, and 36 dpi. Value between 36 and 2400 dpi can be entered into the box. The default setting is 300 dpi. The output-resolution list box cannot be selected while “pixel” is selected in the unit list box.

Input-size text box

Input size is determined by the cropping frame size (see page 43), and the values entered in the width and height boxes. The cropping frame will adjust to any value entered. The input-size text box cannot be selected while “pixel” is selected in the unit list box.

Input-size lock button

This button locks the input values. The cropping frame can be moved, but not resized while this button is clicked. Clicking the button again releases the lock. The input-size lock button cannot be selected while “pixel” is selected in the unit list box.

Magnification text box

The image magnification can be set in this box. This value equals the input resolution divided by the output resolution, or is the output size divided by the input size. The Magnification text box cannot be selected while “pixel” is selected in the unit list box.

When the input size and output size are unlocked, the input resolution and output size vary according to the entered magnification value. When the output size is locked, the input resolution and input size vary according to the entered magnification value. When the input size is locked, the input resolution and output size vary according to the entered magnification value.

Output-size text box

The output size is determined by the cropping frame size (see page 43), and the input and output resolution values. The width and height of the output can be directly entered into the text boxes, and the input resolution, input size, and cropping size adjust according to the entered dimensions.

Output-size lock button

To lock the output size values.

Unit list box

The unit of the input and output sizes can be changed: pixels, millimeters, centimeters, inches, pica, and points. The default setting is pixels.

Image size display

Indicates the file size of the image.

Reset button

To initialize all current settings.

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INPUTTING THE SCAN SETTING BY YOURSELF

TIPS

Resolution and output size

The resolution can be expressed in dpi (dots per inch). This refers to how many pixels are placed along one linear inch. The resolution of 350 dpi, which is commonly used in the commercial printing field, means that an area of one square inch would use 122,500 pixels. The larger the resolution, the greater the detail in the image. However, as the resolution increases, so does the file size.

The image resolution should be decided by the resolution of the output device. A printer with a resolution of 150 dpi will not be able to print a 300 dpi file any better than a 150 dpi file; the 300 dpi file will just be four-times larger.

Once the output resolution is determined, the input resolution should be calculated from the magnification needed to match the output.

Input resolution

Output resolution

=

Output size

Input size

= Magnification

For example, imagine the output print is 150mm x 100mm at the resolution of 150 dpi. The input image is from 35mm film (image size: 36mm x 24mm). The magnification can be calculated as follows:

Output size

Input size

=

100mm (print)

24mm (film)

= approx. 4 times

From this, the input resolution can be determined: 150 dpi multiplied by 4. The input resolution needed is 600 dpi.

Example: Setting the scanner output by pixels

1

Select “pixel” from the unit list box.

• The output-resolution and input-size boxes are deselected.

2

Enter the dpi resolution for the output size. In this example, enter 640 for the width and 480 for the height. Click the output-size lock button to fix the values.

• The output-size boxes will be deselected.

3

Use the mouse to adjust the cropping frame over the prescan image to define the final scanning area.

• Click on the frame of the cropping area to resize the box. The input resolution will adjust according to the cropping area. Click and drag the center of the area to move the frame.

• The scan setting is now complete.

• Once made, scan settings remain in effect until changed.

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Example: Setting output by print size and output resolution

1

Select millimeters from the unit list box.

2

Enter the output resolution in the output-resolution list box. In this example, enter 300.

• This example is based on a printer with a 300 dpi output.

3

Enter the output size: in this example, enter 148 for the width and 100 for the height. Click on the outputsize lock button to fix the values.

4

Use the mouse to adjust the cropping frame over the prescan image to define the final scanning area.

• Click on the frame of the cropping area to resize the box. The input resolution will adjust according to the cropping area. Click and drag the center of the area to move the frame.

• The scan setting is now complete.

• Once made, scan settings remain in effect until changed.

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SAVING A JOB FILE

Frequently used scan settings can be saved.

1

With the scan settings to be saved in the scan settings window, click on the save

Job button .

• The Job-registry dialog box appears.

2

Select the category in which to save the settings from the drop-down menu.

3

Enter the Job file name. Click [OK] to save the settings.

• The Job file name can contain up to 24 characters.

DELETING A JOB FILE

A Job file can be deleted.

1

Click the Job load button.

2

Select the Job file to be deleted from the

Job categories in the selection window.

3

Use the following key(s) to delete the selected file:

: Delete key

: Command ( ) key + D.

• Once deleted, the Job file can not be recovered.

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9. MAKING THE FINAL SCAN

When using the utility through an image-processing application

1

Click the scan button in the main window.

• The final scan will start.

• When the scanning is complete, the image is automatically loaded into Photoshop Elements.

2

Close the utility software.

• If the close-utility-after-scanning option is active in the preference box, the utility will automatically shut down.

3

Save the image with the Photoshop Elements file menu.

When using the utility software only

1

Click the scan button in the main window.

2

On the save-as dialog box, enter the file name, and select the file destination and file format for the image data.

• File types depend on the operating system: Windows -

BMP, JPEG, and TIFF: Macintosh - PICT, JPEG, and

TIFF.

• When saving JPEG files, the compression ratio can be specified: low, medium, or high.

• 16-bit or 16-bit linear files can only be saved as TIFF files (see page 34).

3

Click [Save].

• The final scan will start.

• If the close-utility-after-scanning option is active in the preference box, the utility will automatically shut down.

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FINAL SCAN AND SAVING

TIPS

File types

BMP - the bitmap image file type is used in Windows. This file type can be opened in the paint software installed in the Windows operating system.

JPEG - the image file can be compressed to reduce the file size. The compression ratio can be selected when saving. The higher the compression ratio, the the smaller the file size, and the more deterioration to the image quality.

TIFF - this high-resolution bitmap can be opened on any computer platform. The color depth of this format can be selected in the preference dialog box (see page 34).

PICT - this image file type is used in Macintosh. This file can be opened in Simple Text installed in the Macintosh operating system.

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CUSTOM WIZARD

This function automates the scanning procedure.

1

Set the film holder in the scanner.

2

Click the Custom Wizard button .

3

On the Custom-Wizard-setting dialog box, select “New” from the Custom

Wizard settings. Click [Next].

• The film format and type should be entered. See details on page 36.

• The frame(s) to be selected can be checked by checking the radio box.

4

On the film dialog box, select the film format, film type, and frame number(s) of the images to be scanned. Click

[Next].

• The frame number refers to the frame number of the holder.

5

Select scanner settings in the preferences box. Click [Next].

• “Auto expose for slides,” “Autofocus at scan,” “Color depth,” “Multi-sample,” and “Color matching” can be selected. Refer to page 34 for details on each setting.

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CUSTOM WIZARD

6

Select Digital ICE, ROC, or GEM image processing. Click [Next].

• Digital ICE reduces the effect of dust, flaws, scratches, and fingerprints on the film surface. This cannot be used with Kodachrome film. Digital ROC restores the color of faded film. The Digital GEM reduces the effect of film grain. When Digital GEM is selected, adjust the slider to set the amount of correction. Digital ICE,

ROC, and GEM cannot be used with black and white film. See pages 69 to 73 for details on Digital ICE,

ROC, and GEM.

7

Enter scan setting. Click [Next].

• See page 74 for details on scan settings.

• When the window opens, the last scan settings made will be displayed.

• When auto-cropping function is active, blank space around the image area will be automatically eliminated.

Inside-edge cropping crops the image just inside the image area. Outside-edge cropping crops the image to the outside limit of the image area. Inside-edge cropping is recommended for mounted slides.

• The auto-cropping function will take priority over any scan settings entered.

8

Select image-correction settings. Click

[Next].

• Image corrections can be made by loading an image correction Job. See page 68 for details on imagecorrection Jobs.

• The auto-setting functions automatically correct the scanned image. The tone curve and histogram setting improves color and contrast. The brightness, contrast, and color-balance setting improves contrast and brightness. The hue, saturation, and lightness setting improves the saturation of the colors. refer to the image-correction section on page 52 for details.

9

Click [Save] to save the settings. Enter the file name in the save dialog box and click [OK]. Click [Start] to begin automatic scanning.

• The next time the Custom Wizard is used, the settings can be selected in the Custom Wizard setting dialog box, see step 3.

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Quitting the Standard Scan Utility

To turn off the scanner at the end of a scanning session, following steps 1 through 4. To restart the computer, following steps 1 through 3.

1

Quit the Standard Scan Utility software or close Photoshop

Elements.

2

Press the eject button to unload the film holder or APS adapter.

• The scanner automatically ejects the 35mm film or slide mount holder to the initial inserting position. Do not touch or hinder the holder while it is moving.

35mm

• When using the optional APS Adapter, the scanner automatically rewinds the film when the eject button is pressed. Do not remove the adapter until the rewind motor has stopped.

3

Close the front door.

35mm

4

Press the main switch to turn off the scanner.

• Unplug the scanner when cleaning or when the product is not in use for extended periods.

• When using the IEEE 1394 cable with Windows Me, complete the “Unplug or eject hardware” operation by double-click on the “Unplug or eject hardware” icon on the task bar before turning off the scanner (see page

87). This step is unnecessary if the computer is shutdown before turning off the scanner.

35mm

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APPENDIX

IEEE 1394 AND USB INTERFACES

IEEE 1394 AND USB

The IEEE 1394 or FireWire interface and the USB interface allows data to be transferred between a computer and devices like scanners, printers, and digital cameras. The advantages to these interfaces are:

• Faster data transfer rates (100Mbps or more with IEEE 1394, 12Mbps with USB1.1)

• No allocation of an ID number or the selection of a terminator is necessary

• Connection and removal of the device from the computer while on

• Automatic confirmation of the connected device from the computer

CAUTION

• Never connect or disconnect the IEEE 1394 or USB cable while the computer, DiMAGE Scan

Elite II, or other devices are operating or transferring data.

• Do not connect or disconnect the cable while the computer is starting up or shutting down. The computer or scanner may not operate properly.

• • The scanner should be connected directly to the computer’s IEEE 1394 or USB port. Attaching the computer to an IEEE or USB hub may prevent the scanner from operating properly.

• An interval of at least five seconds is required between disconnecting and connecting the scanner.

• When using an IEEE 1394 or USB storage device, it is not recommended to save scanned data directly to the device. Save the data on the computer’s hard disk before transferring the data to the storage device.

• The unused port should always be covered with its protective cap. When the scanner is not in use for extended periods, unplug the cable and reinsert the port cap.

DISCONNECTING WITH THE COMPUTER AND SCANNER ON

When using the USB cable, or when using the IEEE 1394 cable with

Windows 2000

1

Quit the utility software.

2

Confirm the DiMAGE Scan Elite II indicator lamp is on and not blinking.

3

Disconnect the IEEE 1394 or USB cable.

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When using the IEEE 1394 cable with Windows Me

1

Quit the utility software.

2

Confirm the DiMAGE Scan Elite II indicator lamp is on and not blinking.

• If other USB or IEEE devices are connected to the computer, confirm that they are not in operation before continuing.

3

Double-click on the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon on the task bar.

• The unplug-or-eject-hardware dialog box will appear.

4

Select “Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 2” and click [Stop].

• A confirmation screen will appear.

5

On the confirmation screen, confirm the device to be stopped. Click [OK] to stop the device.

6

The “Safe to remove hardware” message will confirm the operation.

Click [OK] to finish.

7

Disconnect the cable.

• If the scanner is disconnected or turned off without following the above procedure, a message will appear to indicate that the unsafe removal of device may cause your computer to crash and lose valuable data. Click

[OK] and then check the image data.

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COLOR MATCHING

Each output device (monitor or printer) defines color and contrast differently. To ensure the reproduction of the image on the monitor matches the reproduction of the image from the printer, the color space for both devices must be defined. Color matching is activated in the preferences box

(see page 34). Color matching increases the scanning time.

The DiMAGE Scan Elite II color matching function matches the scanned color with specified color spaces. The color matching system can use the monitor’s ICC profile to display the image as accurately as possible.

Click the preferences button to access the color-matching function.

Color-space list box

Color-matching-on check box

Use-ICC-profile check box

ICC-profile text box

Load ICC-profile button

SETTING THE OUTPUT COLOR SPACE

1

Click the color-matching-on check box.

2

Select the output color space from the color-space drop-down menu.

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OUTPUT COLOR SPACE

The choice of output color space is dependent on how the image will be reproduced. For most home use where the image is displayed on a monitor or printed with a small printer, sRGB color space is adequate. Other color spaces have been included for professional and technical applications. For recommendations for color space use, see page 90.

sRGB

The color space promoted by Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. Since it reflects the average PC monitor characteristics, this standard is widely used around the world, and is considered to be the standard for multi-media and Internet usage. However, sRGB is not suitable for professional prepress applications because of its narrower saturation reproduction range compared with other color spaces.

Apple RGB

This has been available since the introduction of the Apple 13” monitor. It is widely used in DTP, and was used as a standard default setting in many common graphic arts and design applications:

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. Because the color space is wider than sRGB, it is commonly used in the production of printed material.

SMPTE-C

This is the current standard used in television broadcasting in the United States.

PAL/SECOM

This is the current standard used in television broadcasting in Europe.

ColorMatch RGB

This color space standard has a wide color space and is ideal for use with Radius Press View monitors, which are commonly used in prepress production.

Adobe RGB

This color space standard is wider than ColorMatch RGB. The extensive range of colors available makes this standard ideal for prepress use. However, the range is so great that it includes many colors that cannot be printed with a four-color (CMYK) printing process.

Broad Spectrum Color Scale RGB

Utilizing the color coordinates of the spectrum, this standard offers an extremely extensive range of colors. However, most of the colors that can be generated cannot be reproduced on standard computer monitors or by printing technology.

NTSC

This is the current standard used in television broadcasting in Japan.

CIE RGB

This color space is defined by the CIE (Commission Internationale d`Eclairage).

Monitor RGB

This color space is defined by the monitor’s ICC profile.

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SETTING THE MONITOR ICC PROFILE

1

Click the use-ICC-profile check box.

2

Click the load ICC-profile button.

• The operating systems file-open dialog box will appear.

3

Open the ICC profile for the monitor in use.

• The ICC profiles can be found at the following locations:

98/98SE/Me : Select [Windows] folder -> [System] folder -> [Color] folder.

2000 : [WINNT] folder ->[System32] folder ->[spool] folder ->[drivers] folder ->[color] folder

: [System folder] ->[ColorSync Profile folder]

4

Click [OK] in the preferences box to set the ICC profile.

• This will apply all the settings in the dialog box. Confirm each settings before clicking [OK].

The following are recommendations for output color space and monitor ICC-profile settings with image-processing applications. Some applications have a monitor correction display function which automatically corrects the monitor display to a specific color space.

With an application with a monitor correction display function (such as Adobe Photoshop Ver.5 to 6):

Output Color Space: Select the same color space as set in the application. With Photoshop ver. 5.0

or later, look in the color-setting option in the file menu for the profile setup

ICC Profile window.

: Use the profile for the monitor in use.

With an application without a monitor correction display function such as Photoshop Elements, or when the function is disabled:

Output Color Space: Monitor RGB

ICC Profile : Use the profile for the monitor in use.

An ICC profile for a specific monitor is available from the manufacturer. These may be downloaded from the manufacturer’s web site. See the monitor’s instruction manual on how to install the ICC profile.

Color monitor ICC profiles can be created with one of the profile creation tools on the market. They can also be created with the monitor-adjustment-assistant function installed in the Macintosh operating system, or with Adobe gamma included in Adobe Photoshop (ver.5.0 or later) for Windows.

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SCANNER NOTES

Scanner color profiles

When installing the utility software, the scanner profiles listed below will be automatically installed in the color folder in Windows, and in the ColorSync profile folder in Macintosh. These profiles have been included for advanced color matching with profile to profile conversions in sophisticated image-processing or DTP applications. When using these profiles, the color reproduced may not be the same as the color matching system in the utility software.

• MLTAF2920.icc - used with positive film at any color depth other than 16 bit linear. The indication name is DiMAGE Scan Elite2 (positive).

• MLTAF2920p.icc - used with positive film with 16 bit linear color depth. The indication name is DiMAGE Scan Elite2 (positive linear).

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INSTALLED FILES AND FOLDERS

When installing the utility software, the following files and folders are installed.

C:

Program Files

Windows

DS_Elite2 Exporter folder

Help folder

Job folder*1

Profile folder

Prefs folder

DS_Elite2.exe

DS_Elite2Easy.exe

Readme.txt

Twain.dll

Twain32.dll

Twunk_16.exe

Twunk_32.exe

System MFSLib2888.dll

MFSBaseLib2888.dll

DICEMLT002.dll

DRAGMLT002.dll

MCMLDS.dll

Color MLTF2920.icc*2

MLTF2920p.icc*2 twain_32 DS_Elite2 DS_Elite2.ds

DS Elite2 DS Elite2 Utility

DS Elite2 Easy

DS Elite2 Plug-in

Readme

Preferences folder System folder DS Elite2 folder Prefs folder

Help folder

Job folder*1

Profile folder

Extensions folder MFSLib2888

MFSBaseLib2888

DICEMLT002 Library

DRAGMLT002 Library

MCM Library DS

MFSFWDriver

MFSFWFamily

MFSFWExpLoader

MFSUSBDriver

ColorSync Profile folder MLTF2920.icc

MLTF2920p.icc

*1 The Job files are included in the Job-category folder in the Job folder. When a new Job file is saved, it is placed in the directory of category specified.

*2 The diagram is for Windows 98/98SE/Me. For Widows 2000, the color profile can be accessed by [WINNT] folder ->[System32] folder ->[spool] folder ->[drivers] folder ->[color] folder.

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Default Default

ColorLaserPrinter A4Quarter

A4Eighth

LetterQuarter

LetterEighth

Photosensitive A5Full

LetterHalf

LetterQuarter

2L

PostCard4x6

Ink-Jet &

Dye-SubPrinter

WebPage

PhotoCD

Screen

Document

FilmRecorder

1920x1200

1600x1200

1280x1024

1280x960

1152x870

1024x768

832x624

800x600

640x480

A4Half

A4Quarter

A4Eighth

LetterHalf

LetterQuater

LetterEighth

2K

A4Full

A4Half

A4Quarter

A4Eighth

LetterFull

LetterHalf

LetterQuarter

LetterEighth

Photo4x6

Photo3x5

1240x836

1112x750

984x663

792x534

760x512

600x404

320x240

PhotoCD2048x3072

PhotoCD1024x1536

PhotoCD512x768

JOB FILE LIST

• To save new Job files, see page 80.

• Do not handle the Job file using Explorer in Windows or the Finder in Macintosh.

35mm film

Category Job Name

878

787

696

561

538

424

252

2602

1834

1301

923

2676

1784

1338

995

1239

1103

2149

1075

538

1343

1259

1075

1008

913

806

630

504

440

312

220

429

322

215

1433

Input Output Mag.

Res.

Res.

705

2602

1846

2676

1990

2445

2378

1784

2099

1679

300

600

600

600

600

400

400

400

400

400

Unit

235 pixel

433 mm

307 mm

446 inch

331 inch

611 mm

594 inch

446 inch

524 mm

419 inch

1865 pixel

1748 pixel

1493 pixel

1400 pixel

1268 pixel

1119 pixel pixel

875 pixel

700 pixel

611 mm

433 mm

305 mm

595 inch

447 inch

298 inch

59 pixel

867 mm

611 mm

433 mm

307 mm

892 inch

594 inch

446 inch

331 inch

413 mm

367 mm

1219 pixel

1093 pixel

966 pixel

779 pixel

747 pixel

588 pixel

350 pixel

716 pixel

358 pixel

179 pixel

72

72

72

72

72

72

72

72

72

72

72

72

72

72

72

2400

300

300

300

72

72

72

72

72

72

72

300

300

300

300

300

300

300

300

300

300

Input Size

W H

Input

Lock

1008 672 OFF

34.18

24.25

OFF

34.2

24.27

OFF

1.22

1.22

0.95

0.95

OFF

OFF

34.37

24.22

OFF

1.43

1.22

0.92

OFF

0.95

OFF

33.97

24.24

OFF

1.43

0.95

OFF

1240

1112

984

792

760

600

320

34.26

24.22

OFF

34.37

24.22

OFF

34.18

24.25

OFF

34.2

24.27

OFF

1.22

1.43

1.22

1.22

0.95

0.92

0.95

0.95

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

36.32

24.21

OFF

34.61

24.25

OFF

3072

1536

768

836

2048

1024

512

OFF

750 OFF

663 OFF

534 OFF

512 OFF

404 OFF

240 OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

1920

1600

1280

1280

1152

1024

832

800

640

1200 OFF

1200 OFF

1024 OFF

960 OFF

870 OFF

768 OFF

OFF

600 OFF

480 OFF

34.37

24.22

OFF

34.18

24.25

OFF

34.43

24.26

OFF

1.43

1.22

0.92

0.95

OFF

OFF

1.43

0.91

OFF

2048 1365 OFF

Output Size

W H

1008

148

105

5.45

4.05

210

8.5

5.45

178

6

Output

Lock

672 OFF

105

74.5

4.25

3.16

ON

ON

ON

ON

148 ON

5.45

4.25

ON

ON

127 ON

4 ON

1200

1200

1024

960

870

768

600

480

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

148 ON

105 ON

74 ON

5.45

4.25

ON

ON

2.72

ON

1365 ON

836

750

663

534

512

404

240

210

148

105

74.5

8.5

5.45

4.25

3.16

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

100 ON

89 ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

2048

1024

512

ON

ON

ON

1920

1600

1280

1280

1152

1024

832

800

640

210

148

105

8.5

5.45

4.25

2048

1240

1112

984

792

760

600

320

297

210

148

105

10.9

8.5

5.45

4.05

150

127

3072

1536

768

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JOB FILE LIST

APS film

Category Job Name

Default Default

ColorLaserPrinter A4Eighth

LetterEighth

Photosensitive A5Full

LetterQuarter

2L

PostCard4x6

Ink-Jet &

Dye-SubPrinter

WebPage

A4Half

A4Quarter

A4Eighth

LetterHalf

LetterQuarter

LetterEighth

Photo4x6

Photo3x5

1240x836

1112x750

984x663

792x534

760x512

600x404

320x240

PhotoCD

Screen

Document

FilmRecorder

PhotoCD1024x1536

PhotoCD512x768

1920x1200

1600x1200

1280x1024

1280x960

1152x870

1024x768

832x624

800x600

640x480

A4Half

A4Quarter

A4Eighth

LetterHalf

LetterQuarter

LetterEighth

2K

Input Size

W H

832

Input

Lock

480 OFF

24.42

17.33

OFF

0.87

0.68

OFF

29.79

0.87

25.25

1.02

17.3

OFF

0.68

OFF

17.3

OFF

0.68

OFF

1240

1112

984

792

760

600

320

24.53

17.29

OFF

24.38

17.3

OFF

24.42

17.33

OFF

1.06

0.68

OFF

0.87

0.87

0.68

OFF

0.68

OFF

25.95

17.3

OFF

24.71

17.32

OFF

836

750

663

534

512

404

240

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

1536

768

1920

1600

1280

1280

1152

1024

832

800

640

1024

512

OFF

OFF

1200 OFF

1200 OFF

1024 OFF

960 OFF

870 OFF

768 OFF

OFF

600 OFF

480 OFF

24.56

17.31

OFF

24.42

17.33

OFF

24.65

17.37

OFF

1.06

0.68

OFF

0.87

1.07

0.68

OFF

0.68

OFF

2048 1365 OFF

1536

768

1920

1600

1280

1280

1152

1024

832

800

640

210

148

105

8.5

5.45

4.25

2048

1240

1112

984

792

760

600

320

210

148

105

8.5

5.45

4.05

150

127

Output Size

W H

832

Output

Lock

480 OFF

105

4.05

74.5

3.16

210

5.45

178

6

121.95

4.25

121.95

4

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

148

105

74.5

5.45

4.25

3.16

100

89

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

836

750

663

534

512

404

240

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

1024

512

ON

ON

1200

1200

1024

960

870

768

600

480

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

148

105

74

5.45

4.25

2.72

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

1365 ON

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Scan type:

Film type:

Film formats:

Scanning dimensions:

Moving film, fixed sensor, single-pass scan

Negative and positive, color and monochrome

Mounted and unmounted 35mm film. Mounted APS film.

APS cassette with optional adapter.

35mm - 24.21 x 36.32mm (2688 x 4032 pixels)

APS - 17.29 x 29.98mm (1920 x 3328 pixels)

Optical input resolution:

2820 dpi

Image sensor:

3-line color CCD (2700 pixels/line)

A/D conversion:

Output data:

16 bit

8 bit and 16 bit (per color channel)

Dynamic range:

Light source:

Focusing:

Other:

Interface:

Power supply:

4.8

Cold cathode fluorescent tube

Autofocus, point AF, and manual focus

Digital ICE 3 image processing

IEEE 1394 and USB 1.1

AC Adapter AC-U10:

100 - 240 volts AC, 50/60 Hz for North America

The shape of input plug varies with the destination.

Power consumption:

Max. 20 W

Dimensions (W x H x D):

145 x 100 x 325 mm

Weight (approx.):

Scan times (approx.):

1.5kg

35mm color positive film (Windows and Macintosh operating systems)

Index scan: 6 frames/40 sec.

Prescan: 7 sec.

Scan: 33 sec.

Testing conditions:

Windows

Pentium IV 1.5GHz

Windows 2000 Professional

Macintosh

PowerPC G4 533 MHz

Mac OS 9.1

RAM: 512 MB

IEEE 1395 with Adaptec

FireConnect 4300

FireWire

Host application: Adobe Photoshop ver. 6.0

Auto exposure: off

Digital ICE 3 : off

Scanning time changes according to the preferences used. Scanning time can be longer for negative film than positive film.

Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

This section covers minor problems with scanner operation. For major problems or damage, or if a problem continues to reoccur frequently, contact your dealer or a Minolta Service Facility.

SYMPTOM or MESSAGE

When starting up the utility software, Error=4 could-not-confirm-scanner- connection message appears.

SOLUTION

Confirm the cable is securely connected between the computer and scanner. Turn the scanner off and on.

Click “OK” to continue.

When starting up the utility software, Error=42 close-scanner-door message appears.

Close the scanner door. Click “OK” to continue.

• The utility software freezes.

• The scanning time increases.

The image color is strange when scanning color negative film.

Turn off the scanner. Shut down Photoshop and increase its memory allocation. Restart the computer and scanner.

• Confirm the color negative film type is selected, and rescan the image.

• Color balance the image using the utility’s image correction tools.

• If the problem is not solved, reinstall the DiMAGE Elite

II software.

Select the autofocus-at-scan option in the preference box, or use point AF or manual focus.

The film holder was hindered during the prescan or final scan. Turn off the scanner, and restart the computer.

The scanned image is not sharp.

“Cannot verify home position” message appears during scanning.

Cannot scan APS film, and initial loading has failed. “An error occurred during film transportation” or “An error occurred during film rewind” message appears.

Press the eject button on the scanner, and remove the

APS adapter after rewinding is completed. Reinsert the holder into the scanner and make the scan again.

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The scanner indicator lamp blinks rapidly (8Hz).

“Please set holder properly” message appears.

“Holder does not match selected film holder.

Please select correct film format or insert correct holder” message appears.

“Film could not be found in APS holder. Set film properly” message appears.

“Not enough memory” message appears.

The utility displays unusual color reproduction.

The scanner door was opened during the setup. Close the front door, and shut down the scanner and utility.

Turn on the scanner and start up the utility software.

Reload the holder into the scanner.

Set the correct film format in the utility software or insert the correct holder into the scanner.

Load APS cassette in the APS adapter.

• Increase the memory requirements for the host application.

• If multiple images have been scanned, close and relaunch the host application.

Remove the film holder and close the scanner door.

Press the shift+control+I (Windows) or command+control+I (Macintosh) to reinitialize the scanner.

USER TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Please contact your dealer for information regarding installation, IEEE 1394 interface recommendations, or application compatibility. If your dealer is unable to help you, contact an authorized Minolta

Service Facility.

Please have the following information ready when calling Minolta Technical Support:

The name and model of your computer:

Available application RAM:

Other connected IEEE 1394 or USB devices:

DS Elite II utility version number:

Symptoms:

Message that appears on the screen when the problem occurs:

Frequency of occurrence:

• The version number of the utility software can be displayed by placing the mouse pointer on the status bar in the main window.

WARRANTY AND PRODUCT REGISTRATION

Please take the time to fill in the warranty and product registration card. Technical support, scanner software upgrades, and product information is available when the product is registered.

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INDEX

16 bit.....................................................................................34

16 bit linear...........................................................................34

35mm film holder..............................................................8, 23

35mm film-holder mark....................................................19,25

8 bit.......................................................................................34

A AC adapter AC-U10 .........................................................8, 19

Adobe RGB ..........................................................................91

AE area selection button ............................................34,42,48

AE lock button ............................................................34,42,48

Apple RGB ...........................................................................89

Apply button ...................................................................53, 59

Apply Digital-GEM button .....................................................72

APS adapter .........................................................................24

APS adapter mark ..........................................................19, 26

Auto-cropping button .......................................................42,43

Auto-expose-for-slides check box ........................................34

Autofocus-at-scan check box ...............................................34

Auto-setting button ...............................................................53

Auto-exposure ......................................................................48

B Brightness/Contrast/Color-balance button ......................52,62

Black-point button............................................................52,58

BMP......................................................................................82

Brightness & Contrast variation............................................65

Broad Spectrum Color Scale RGB.......................................91

C Canceling the image correction............................................67

Changing the index-window size..........................................38

Changing the tone curve by freehand ..................................55

Changing the tone curve by mouse .....................................55

Channel list box....................................................................54

CHP button ......................................................................42,51

CIE RGB...............................................................................89

Close-utility-after-scanning check box........................................34

Color-balance variation ........................................................64

Color-depth list box ..............................................................34

Color-histogram button ....................................................53,61

Color laser printer.................................................................76

Color-matching settings...................................................35,88

Color-matching-on check box...............................................88

ColorMatch RGB .................................................................89

Color-space list box..............................................................88

ColorSync .............................................................................91

Comparison Display button .............................................52,68

Complementary color ...........................................................54

Confirming settings (Easy Scan Utility) ................................28

Connecting AC adapter ........................................................19

Connecting the scanner cable..............................................20

Correction reset button....................................................52,67

Crop-prescan button........................................................42,45

Cropping APS film ................................................................51

Cropping the image ..............................................................43

Custom .................................................................................76

Custom Wizard .....................................................................83

Custom Wizard button.....................................................33,83

D DC terminal ..........................................................................19

Default (Job category) ..........................................................76

Deleting a Job file.................................................................80

Digital GEM ................................................................28,69,72

Digital-GEM button ..........................................................33,72

Digital-GEM sample display .................................................72

Digital-GEM sample area .....................................................72

Digital-GEM slider ................................................................72

Digital-GEM text box ............................................................72

Digital ICE ..................................................................28,69,70

Digital-ICE button ............................................................33,70

Digital ROC ...............................................................28,69, 71

Digital-ROC button ..........................................................33,71

Disconnecting the cable .................................................21, 86

Disconnecting with the computer and scanner on ...............86

Display-limit check box.........................................................64

Document (Job category) .....................................................76

E Easy Scan Utility ..................................................................22

Eject button ...............................................................19,29, 33

Examples of tone curve corrections .....................................56

F Film-chamber door (APS adapter) .......................................24

Film-chamber release (APS adapter)...................................24

Film-format list box ..........................................................33,36

Film recorder (Job category) ................................................76

Film-type list box .............................................................33,36

Final scan and saving the scan............................................81

Flip-horizontal button (Index scan) ..................................37,39

Flip-horizontal button (Prescan) ......................................42,46

Flip-vertical button (Index scan) ......................................37,39

Flip-vertical button (Prescan) ..........................................42,46

Focus Meter .........................................................................50

Frame number .................................................................37,51

Frame number/total number of frames............................42,51

Freehand curve button ...................................................53, 55

Front door .............................................................................19

Fit-to-window button (Image correction)..........................52,68

Fit-to-window button (Index scan) ...................................37,40

Fit-to-window button (Prescan) .......................................42,45

G Grab button .....................................................................42,47

Gray-point button.............................................................53,58

Histogram correction (Auto setting)......................................60

Histogram correction ............................................................60

HSB color model ..................................................................63

Hue/Saturation/Lightness button .....................................52,63

I ICC-profile text box...............................................................88

IEEE 1394 and USB.............................................................86

IEEE 1394 board ....................................................................9

IEEE 1394 cable ....................................................8,20,29, 86

IEEE 1394 port .....................................................................19

Image correction...................................................................52

Image-correction display ......................................................52

Image-size display...........................................................74,78

Index frame ..........................................................................37

Index scan .......................................................................37,38

Index-scan button .................................................................33

Index-scan-priority radio button............................................35

Indicator lamp .......................................................................19

Ink Jet & Dye-Sub Printer (Job category) ...........................76

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Input-resolution list box ...................................................74,77

Input shadow/gamma/highlight slider ..............................53,60

Input shadow/gamma/highlight text box ..........................53,60

Input-size lock button ......................................................74,77

Input-size text box ...........................................................74,77

Inserting the film holder ........................................................25

Installed files and folders......................................................92

Installing Adobe Photoshop Elements..................................14

Installing the utility software ...................................................9

Installing the plug-in .............................................................13

J Job categories ......................................................................76

Job-file list ............................................................................93

Job-name list box .................................................................74

JPEG ....................................................................................82

L Launching the Easy Scan Utility...........................................22

Launching the plug-in module ..............................................32

Launching the Standard Scan Utility ....................................31

Launching the utility software (Macintosh) ...........................32

Launching the utility software (Windows).............................31

Load ICC-profile button ........................................................88

Load image-correction-Job button..............................37,52,68

Load index-file button ......................................................37,41

Load Job button..........................................................74,75,80

Loading the film holder .........................................................23

Loading the scan Job file .....................................................75

M Magnification text box......................................................74,77

Main window.........................................................................33

Manual cropping ...................................................................44

Manual-focus button ........................................................42,50

Monitor RGB.........................................................................89

Multi-sample list box.............................................................35

N NTSC....................................................................................89

O Output color space ...............................................................89

Output-resolution list box.................................................74,77

Output shadow/highlight slider ........................................53,60

Output shadow/highlight text box ....................................53,60

Output-size lock button....................................................74,77

Output-size text box ........................................................74,77

P PAL/SECOM.........................................................................89

Photo CD (Job category)......................................................76

Photosensitive (Job category) ..............................................76

PICT .....................................................................................82

Point-AF button ...............................................................42,49

Power cable for AC-U10.........................................................8

Power switch ........................................................................19

Preferences button .........................................................33, 34

Prescan ..........................................................................42, 43

Prescan button ................................................................33,43

Prescan tab ..........................................................................42

Prescanning the cropped image ..........................................45

Q Quitting the Easy Scan Utility...............................................29

Quitting the Standard Scan Utility ........................................85

R Redo button .....................................................................52,67

Redo a canceled correction .................................................67

Reset button (Tone-curve/Histogram tab) ............................53

Reset button (Scan settings) ................................................74

Resolution and output size ...................................................78

Reverse-frame-order button ............................................37,40

RGB and CMY......................................................................54

RGB display ....................................................................42,51

Rotate-all-frames-180-degrees check box ...........................35

Rotate-left button (Index scan) ........................................37,39

Rotate-left button (Prescan) ............................................42,46

Rotate-right button (Index scan).....................................37, 39

Rotate-right button (Prescan) ..........................................42,46

S Saturation variation ..............................................................65

Save image-correction-Job button ..................................52,68

Save index-image button.................................................37,40

Save index-file button......................................................37,41

Save Job button ..............................................................74,80

Saving a Job file ...................................................................80

Scan button .....................................................................33,81

Scan settings ........................................................................74

Scanning and saving an image (Easy Scan Utility) .............29

Screen (Job category) ..........................................................76

Scrolling the image...............................................................47

Selecting index thumbnails...................................................38

Selective-color button ......................................................52,66

Setting monitor ICC profiles .................................................90

Setting the film format and film type.....................................36

Setting the output color space..............................................88

Setting scanner preferences ................................................33

Slide mount holder ...........................................................8, 24

Smooth curve button .......................................................53,55

SMPTE-C .............................................................................89

Snapshot button ..............................................................52,67

Specifications .......................................................................95

Specifying Digital ICE, ROC, or GEM (Easy Scan Utility) ..28

Specifying the film type (Easy Scan Utility) ........................26

Specifying the frame (Easy Scan Utility).............................27

Specifying the index-scan option (Easy Scan Utility)..........27

Specifying the use of scanned images (Easy Scan Utility).27

sRGB ....................................................................................89

Standard Scan Utility............................................................30

Status bar .............................................................................33

T TIFF ......................................................................................82

Tone-curve/Histogram button ..........................................52,53

Troubleshooting ....................................................................96

U Undo button .....................................................................52,67

Unit list box......................................................................74,78

Unsharp-mask button ......................................................52,66

USB cable ...................................................................8,20, 86

USB port ...............................................................................19

Use-ICC-profile check box ...................................................88

User technical support..........................................................97

V Variation button................................................................52,64

Variation-step text box..........................................................64

Variation-step slider ..............................................................64

W Web page (Job category) .....................................................76

White-point button ...........................................................53,58

Z Zoom button ....................................................................42,47

A QUICK GUIDE TO UTILITY WINDOW BUTTONS

Main window - page 33

Index-scan button - p. 37 Custom Wizard button - p. 83

Prescan button - p. 42

Digital-ICE button - p. 70

Scan button - p. 81

Digital-ROC button - p. 71

Preferences button - p. 34

Digital-GEM button - p. 72

Index tab (page 37) and prescan tab (page 42)

Rotate-left button - p. 39, 46 Save index-image button - p. 40

Rotate-right button - p. 39, 46 Save index-file button - p. 41

Flip-horizontal button - p. 39, 46

Flip-vertical button - p. 39, 46

Fit-to-window button - p. 40, 45

Reverse-frame-order button - p. 40

Grab button - p. 47

Zoom button - p. 40

AE-area-selection button - p. 48

AE lock button - p. 49

CHP button - p. 40 (APS film only)

Image-correction tab (page 42)

Tone curve/Histogram button - p. 53

Brightness/Contrast/Color balance - p. 62

Hue/Saturation/Lightness - p. 63

Variation button - p. 64

Selective-color button - p. 66

Unsharp-mask button - p. 66

Comparison display button - p. 68

Load index-file button - p. 41

Load image-correction Job button - p. 68

Load Job button - p. 75

Save Job button - p. 75

Point-AF button - p. 49

Manual-focus button - p. 50

Auto-cropping button - p. 43

Crop-prescan button - p. 45

Undo button - p. 67

Redo button - p. 67

Reset button - p. 67

Snapshot button - p. 67

Save image-correction Job button - p. 68

Load image-correction Job button - p. 68

Fit-to-window button - p. 45

A QUICK GUIDE TO COLOR BALANCING

Red

Use this quick reference chart to complementary colors when adjusting the color balance of an image.

Yellow Magenta

Green

Blue

Cyan

In photography, red, green, and blue are the primary colors. The secondary colors, cyan, magenta, and yellow, are made from combining the primary colors: cyan = blue + green, magenta = blue + red, and yellow = red + green. The primary and secondary colors are grouped in complementary pairs: red and cyan, green and magenta, and blue and yellow.

Knowing the complementary colors is very important in color balancing. If the image has a specific color cast, either subtracting the color or adding its complementary color will create a natural looking image. If the image is too:

Red - decrease the amount of red.

Green - decrease the amount of green.

Blue - decrease the amount of blue.

Cyan - increase the amount of red.

Magenta - increase the amount of green.

Yellow - increase the amount of blue.

Adding or subtracting equal parts of red, green, and blue will have no affect on the color balance.

However, it can change the overall image brightness and contrast. Usually, no more than two color channels are needed to color balance an image.

Color balancing is a skill that develops with practice. While the human eye is extremely sensitive in making comparative judgements, it is a poor tool when making absolute measurements of color.

Initially, it can be very difficult to distinguish between blue and cyan, and red and magenta.

However, adjusting the wrong color channel never improves an image; subtracting blue from an image that is too cyan will give a green cast to the image.

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