The Minolta Dimage Scan Elite scanner is designed for professionals whowant to produce top-quality images provided with a high input resolution capability of 2,820 dpi. The Elite supplies 10 million pixels in a full-frame image scanned from 35mm film. The 12-bit RGB analog-to-digital conversion and 3.6 dynamic range deliver strong color while adjusting for deep shadows and bright highlights.
Scanned images possess the fine quality of your original with tonal gradations of up to 4,096 shades for each color channel. The Elite's driver software offers conventional 8-bit up to 16-bit output. Thus you'll maintain accurate color in the final printing from prescanned images with gamma correction.
The Elite's Digital ICE (Image Correction Enhancement) technology automatically removes surface defects like scratches, dust and fingerprints, reducing the need for retouching.
The Elite scans 35mm sleeved and mounted, positive and negative films in color and black and white. (Black-and-white film isn't recommended for use with Digital ICE.) With an optional adapter, the Elite is also compatible with Advanced Photo System (APS) film. A click of the mouse yields index scans and continuous scanning of the entire APS film cassette. At speeds you'd expect from a more advanced unit, 35mm color positives are scanned in an average of 30 seconds for Macintosh and 35 seconds for PCs. Combine this scanning rate with high-speed SCSI-II interface, and your staff will scan more productively, saving time and effort.
The Elite's compact driver software features additional functions: navigation, snapshots, image correction, auto-exposure area lock, auto crop, hue/saturation/lightness correction, and job selection. User-friendly tabs and windows make all these functions convenient. This model comes with an Adaptec AVA-2906 SCSI adapter plus CD-ROM, 35mm film holder, slide-mount holder, CSI cable, power cord, and Adobe Photoshop LE. --Barbara Price