Unfortunately, the high-resolution scans are somewhat problematic. These accessories are made entirely of plastic but are robust enough to last a long time if handled carefully. Get the latest photography news straight to your inbox by signing up to our newsletter. Great value for the money Can hardly wait to see what it does with my negatives

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This was a pricey item, even before the price hike, but I’ve already got folks lining up to borrow it so I think that it will have been a worthwhile investment I work on the barter system – a bottle of wine or some cookies in trade. In addition to a check of sharpness in the fine branches of the plystek against the sky in this silhouette of horseback riders on the beach of Maui, Hawaii, another test factor was the smoothness of the tonal and color gradations reproduced in the sky.

The scan is accomplished by the internal movement of the sensor bar, much like a flat-bed; the film remains stationary during the process. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Photo, a web page creation application. I’m delighted with this purchase even though I’m aghast to see that it went up nearly a hundred dollars since I bought it last summer. My only wish is for this to be a faster process as it takes about 90 seconds to scan at dpi. PageManager for managing files, and LaserSoft SilverFast SE 6, a reasonably high-end scan program that offers excellent controls for tweaking image quality and is easy to learn and use.

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You have to find the right driver. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. I have used this unit to scan thousands of slides. With the software based dust and scratch removal activated, images take on a blotchy appearance similar to the effect achieved by using on of the pixelate filters in photoshop.

Installation required two attempts, but it works fine now. Create a free account to like this page. To scan your film, simply insert the film holder into the side of the scanner until it clicks into place; and to advance to the next frame, simply push the holder further through the scanner. The also does well on dynamic range, showing detail over the entire range from the lightest to darkest areas on our test slides.

The OpticFilm scans at bit color for extremely accurate and vibrant color images that retain subtle details in the highlight and shadow areas of the scanned image.

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So even though film to make new photos is in serious decline, plkstek is very much alive in the form of existing images made in the past, now being prepared for digital printing and sharing.

Some believe film is dead, but I get as many e-mails from photographers as ever asking about film scanning.

Thanks to the easy way Plustek has provided to have folk like me make the transition will insure our 5 kids and our 8 grandkids the joy of possessing a more complete record of the family history.

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And the overall quality and acceptability of each scan depends on what’s in the photo. The slide or film carrier is light and simple; it is slid into the dust-protected slots from either side of the scanner and positioned manually.

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Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. You must be a member to leave a comment. However, scanning at the maximum hardware resolution of ppi generates a lot of data, and if iSRD is turned on the processing of such a large amount of data does take opticrilm to accomplish. My theory was confirmed after making more scans and comparing the results with those scanned at ppi.

You may also like. Have one to sell? The user interface on the software could be better, but it works well enough. Show less Show more. Currently, item can be shipped only 72000 the U. Due to my plushek moves I was not able to store my valuable slides properly and mould had begun to grow on some. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Instead, you have to position it by hand for each image.