[Techtalk] getting quality photo scans
mk_hayes at charter.net
Fri Nov 17 21:44:01 UTC 2006
Yeah, that's what I get for writing in a hurry and not walking upstairs
to check the name. The full moniker is Minolta DiMage ScanDual IV.
How lucky to inherit the Nikon! Very sweet scanner. I couldn't afford
one with digital ICE at the time I bought mine. I forgot to mention ICE
to Carla. If you're scanning lots, its well worth the extra money.
Otherwise, you can spend a lot of time with the clone tool. (I just saw
your lastest post, and definately look for it, as it's also useful for
And yes, unfortunately SANE support for film scanners is spotty at
best. The Vuescan program, however, is very well liked. It's often
used as a replacement for different manufacturers' less than stellar
software (even under Windows.) I haven't tried it personally, as I
bought a classy DSLR this spring and haven't shot film since. If you'd
like a 1st hand recommendation, check out www.nikonians.org. I did a
quick search there, and folks have been using it under Linux since at
least '02. If you ask, you might find a Coolscan V/Vuescan/Linux user.
Akkana Peck wrote:
>Does that work in Linux? I can't find anything on Google about
>that, so it would be great to hear that there's a decent film
>scanner that does work in Linux.
>I recently inherited a Nikon Coolscan V ED. Do you know anything
>about that scanner? In particular, how well it works in Linux?
>I found some pages indicating that it works partially but not
>very well in SANE, but that there's a pay program called VueScan,
>which supports lots of scanners and runs on Linux. VueScan doesn't
>have the Minolta Dimage IV in the list, though (unless it's the
>same as the "Scan Dual IV").
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