Creating perfect photos from your slide and negative scans with ColorPerfect: Konica, Minolta, DiMAGE Scan

Increase the quality of your slide and negative scans from Minolta DiMAGE Scan with ColorPerfect! Find out more about how to scan with your Minolta DiMAGE. ColorPerfect processes scans with color integrity and gives unprecedented flexibility in creative image editing. To harness the full potential of our Photoshop Plug-in it's important to obtain image data that has been subjected to as little processing as possible (RAW data). The following tutorial gives a step by step explanation on how to achieve this with Minolta DiMAGE Scan.

Creating linear scans of slides and negatives with Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan


Minolta's scanner software DiMAGE Scan makes creating linear scans particularly easy. All required settings for this are located in the Preferences window which is obtained by pressing the button with an arrow on top of a list at the upper right of the above control console.

Required Settings

 To prepare the software for creating linear scans you have to activate "Auto Exposure for Slides", choose a color depth of "16bit linear" and deactivate the option "Color Matching ON". The remaining settings can be set according to your preference. Multi sampling can be used to maximize the scan's quality. For negatives this is often beneficial as the detail of the brighter areas in the resulting positive image is stored in the densest areas of the negative which can be prone to noise in a single sample scan.

After closing the Preferences window be sure to select the mode for color slide film regardless of wether you are scanning slides or negatives. The settings for the scan like the desired resolution can be chosen according to your preference. Selecting the maximum physical resolution your scanner is capable of makes most sense as you can always downsample the image later on. The removal of dust and scratches by means of digital ICE is permissible but GEM should be avoided.

Download Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan

You can Download DiMAGE Scan here. Some of the supported scanners are: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 II, Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400, Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite II, Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Multi PRO, Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual IV, Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III.