But I have so far found no compelling reason, from a digital photography perspective, to work in OS X. Silverfast provides very precise control over your scans, including colour correction. The use of trays to hold transparencies means that there’s no glass present between the scanning element and the film where dust could gather. Avoid These 7 Common Beginner Photography I chose to run the scanner using the FireWire connection but also tried it with USB, which was just as satisfactory but with slower scan image data transfer.

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And, the software bundle is topped off with Genuine Fractals Print Pro so you can make poster-size or even larger prints from your scans. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 8.

Whitetail in the Snow. Photoshop Elements is included in the bundle. But I did notice that of the almost high-resolution scans I made, those of transparencies seemed softer scanmaket either color negative scans or black and white film. Color negative scanning has been more of a challenge, in part because the negative provides no reference to how the image should look, but also because scanner software developers had given the tools needed less consideration than those for transparency scanning.

The high optical resolution of xdpi is sufficient to produce a good quality digital image of a 35mm film frame sufficient to produce a letter-size print approx. Personally, I have a full range of originals in size and type that the scanner handles, and I found that it accomplished all of the tasks put to it very well, and with exceptional efficiency. A waterproof, rugged walkie-talkie phone.

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Brooks, All Rights Reserved. The only size which is part of the standard package is 6x9cm. A good part of my test scans were made from transparencies of various size and film type, as well as a wide range of image subjects.

Most prints made from the scans were done on letter-size paper. This provides basic scanning and character recognition, and can save the scanned documents as text or rich text format RTF files. Like many OS X utilities and applications I have scankaker, there is still a need for more refinement. Adobe Photoshop LE is supplied with the ScanMakerallowing you to edit the images you’ve scanned.

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Caribou – Denali, Alaska. Of course, I included slides, color negatives, and black and white film representing just about every film format there is with the exception of my panoramic 6x12cm images, which are not supported by the SnapTrans holders included.

The interface is basically the same, but the design is slicker and requires less setup configuration. A solid 2-in-1 detachable with excellent connectivity. But I have so far found no compelling reason, from a digital photography perspective, to work in OS X. Regardless of whether the original was a little off in exposure, had a color cast, or was a difficult subject for reasons of contrast or color content, I was able to make a very acceptable scan at worst and an excellent one at best without any disappointment in the post-scan print test image.

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But I assume there are many photographers like myself who have made pictures with two or microyek film formats and have prints that need to be scanned. Several transparency trays are provided with the ScanMakerwhich allow the scanning of slides and negatives.

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It doesn’t provide any advanced features such as column recognition or suspect word detection, so if you want to do anything other than trivial OCR, you’ll have to buy more capable package like TextBridge or OmniPage. Pusang Bubong Roof Cat. Consistent with my experience with every scanner I have tested or used for which LaserSoft provided SilverFast support, the Scanmaker Pro ran smoother and faster with it.

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Ready for Your Close-Up?: I chose to run the scanner using the FireWire connection but also tried it with USB, which was just as satisfactory but with slower scan image data transfer. I was most impressed with the quality of scans from color and black and white film negatives, especially because LaserSoft SilverFast Ai 5.

I scanned a substantial number of black and white silver-based film images. However the on-screen color wheel and control features are too small, requiring very minute movements of the cursor, which results in relatively large changes. Otherwise the system is efficient and effective, resulting in scans that are generally cleaner than those made with conventional flat-bed scanners.

To assist with this and the scanning of thick books, the ScanMaker ‘s lid features a hinge that allows it to lift up to two centimetres from the scanner base, and can detach completely if necessary. My Profile Log Out. Leave this field blank.