Once you’ve made all your adjustments, select the images you want to scan by doing a control left-click in Windows, or a command-click with the Mac on the corresponding thumbnails. Overall, it would be hard to overemphasize the impact the Digital ICE technology could have in a production scanning environment. This is about the 5th time I have re-started this project. Again, note that it doesn’t work with Kodachrome or black-and-white film. NOTE that messing around with the color management settings can significantly alter your images! Once we got into the deeper parts of the software though, our throughput dropped markedly.

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LS 4000ED / Super Coolscan 4000ED

We didn’t have a chance to play with the bulk roll adapter, but it looks like it could be a very interesting gadget for pros and small labs. In the end, Digital ROC technology will always restore some of the original color, despite extensive color deterioration.

The extraordinary power of the Super Coolscan ED leads to a fairly complicated set nikn controls as seen abovebut Nikon’s new scanning software does a nikn job of segregating functions into logical groups, making it easy to keep track of where you are and what you’re adjusting.

A scene analysis function automatically corrects tone and color in negatives. To drastically oversimplify, gamma is a measure of how “light” or “dark” midtone brightness is relative to the ends of the tonal scale.

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Here’s a chart, showing both Nikon’s timings and ours, for a variety of scan conditions: The extent of control it provides over the scanning process is unmatched. The Super Coolscan ED is by far the “cleanest” scanner we’ve tested cpolscan date, producing surprisingly low noise levels, even in its basic 8-bit mode, with no multi-sampling or analog gain tricks at all.

At other times, however, we were just manipulating the curves and controls to achieve a particular color balance, and the process seemed to take quite a bit longer than should have been necessary.


If you have the luck not to have to deal with anyone at Nikon, you’ll like the scanner. With most scanners, we have to resort doolscan all manner of post-scan tweaking in Photoshop to get something even remotely usable.

The SA can handle film that is curved side-to-side by as much as 6mm, while the SA was limited to film curled 2mm or less. Even with some glitches in our G4’s FireWire connection, the Super Coolscan ED was reasonably fast in generating high-resolution scans.

The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Coolscxn Nikon Scan 2, many of these functions appeared in the main scan window. Our hope is that this will concisely convey a sense of how the scanner works, while still offering the excruciating detail for which we’re known.

This panel lets you specify which of your hard drives coollscan want colscan application to use for this purpose. It also determines whether an autofocus operation should be performed whenever the focus point is changed.

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The tendency is to focus on severe damage of the sort we’ve shown here, but in practice, you’re much more likely to encounter random dust specks that require tedious “spotting” to clean up. Hopefully this will be fixed with a software patch in the near future. Basic information on scanner settings are provided, including the current crop size in pixels, final file size, and settings for certain key features.

Tweaking the scanning controls manually to get the “perfect” scan proved pretty time-consuming depending on how fanatical we got about getting things exactly right, it could be very time-consuming! For more ordinary tasks, the automatic adjustment button on the “curves” control panel made one-click adjustments that were surprisingly accurate. Preferences Window Accessed via the “pref” button on the main control panel, the preferences window shown below allows you to control many of the most basic scanning characteristics.


So I took the scanner with my now idle OrangeMicro card to a local computer store. These seem to arise as a result of the higher frictional coefficient of the cardboard mounts, often causing two slides to feed at once. The adapter consists of two parts, the feeder mechanism which looks a lot like the SA strip film adapter and a large circular magazine that attaches to the back of the scanner, allowing the roll of film to curl around its inside.

The application is clearly structured and we have been able to work immediately without great instructions. Since we don’t have any methodology for evaluating color management systems, we didn’t experiment with Nikon Scan’s color management options. The Single Scan window governs these settings when you scan images one at a time.

Nikon Super CoolScan 4000 ED Photo, Slide & Film Scanner

Coolscwn adapters such as the filmstrip feeder have an electrical plug on their back that carries power and signals between the film transport and the scanner itself. Film grain refers to a distracting visual pattern seen in photographs that is caused by “clumping” of silver grains in an original photographic image.

The automatic functions auto exposure, one-click curves adjustment, and most notably Digital ICE save huge amounts of time.

To accommodate such large amounts of data, Nikon Scan uses hard drive space for “scratch memory,” to hold pieces of the image data on a temporary basis.

Simply put, Digital ICE3 makes good images better — automatically.

This will select multiple thumbnails without foolscan those you’ve already chosen. Make sure you have all the components that comes with the original unit, it is hard to track down parts.