By running the sliders for the individual channels up, in addition to the main slider, we achieved much more shadow detail than we could by using only the overall control. In our experience, clamshell holders of this sort are often awkward to use with curled negatives, but we had no problem with the Nikon version. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. You can set the scanner to autofocus, perform autoexposure, and apply Digital ICE and multi-sample scanning to the preview images, prior to the main scans themselves. They make my job easier!

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I appreciate the high dynamic range 4. This is a fairly important adjustment, particularly for a device that may be used on either Macintosh or Windows platforms, which have significantly different default gamma settings. In my case, I am using Adobe Photoshop for the final corrections. In conclusion, if you intend to produce large prints, a scanner of dpi is extremely important, and the Super Coolscan ED may be the perfect choice. Compare with similar items.

Many e-mails back and forth, reinstall Nikonscan, reinstall drivers for firewire card, try a new firewire card – who has a Ratoc? Given the death of film, my dad wasn’t using his anymore so he gave it back to me. The tendency is to focus on severe damage niikon 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.

I import all my images into Photoshop 6 or 7. In Nikon Scan 3, Nikon’s gone to a separate tool palette window, cookscan displays a list of available control groupings, each of which expands into an inline window when you click on its heading.


Anyone who has worked with various negatives know that each manufacturer and brand has a different color profile and without profile info it is niion to get the color just right. Needless to say, the ED was only one of the links that produced the desired product, but a strategic one!

Don’t throw away your copy of Photoshop just yet! Quite frankly, we didn’t coplscan much with the LCH controls in Nikon Scan, but they appear to offer very powerful tools for selectively correcting colors in an image.

Supported Operating Systems Supported Features. Its speed, color accuracy, and flexibility make it a worthy companion when bringing old formats into digital, shareable forms. Additional Product Features Focus Option. These controls work exactly as you would expect, but in our experience are of limited value for obtaining professional results. It is accessed via the “pref” button on the main control panel, mentioned earlier.

The main control panel, showing an image preview. SilverFast 8 supports Photoshop Elements 8 to Once we got into the deeper parts of the software though, our throughput dropped markedly. In the prior version of Nikon Scan, Nikon used “drawers” that slid out to reveal groups of controls.

Teams seamlessly with VueScan and my Mac running High Sierra to correct color and exposure values from some old slides in bad condition. The X and Y coordinates are the current cursor location in pixels, The two sets of red, green, and blue RGB values are the raw scan data, and the values after any curves, color, or other adjustments are applied.

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We weren’t keen on this interface initially, but warmed up foolscan it eventually. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I produces better output than anything else i have seen at twice the price.


The more that can be accomplished at input, the less I have to do in post. Digital ICE technologyASF’s first suite component, removes surface defects instantaneously without altering the underlying image. Although we couldn’t niikon the gain quite as far as we did on the LS, it’s nikn that the gain control on the Super Coolscan ED simply has a greater range, or that the ‘s electronics are more sensitive. For this scanner the latest software version is SilverFast 8.

Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED Film Scanners

We’ll eventually cover all three products, but elected to start out with the Super Coolscan ED in this review. Likewise, while the advanced controls could be very tedious to tweak and tweak again, for most normal scans, we found we could very quickly get the results we wanted in just a few seconds with the Curves controls. The SF auto slide feeder plugs into the Super Coolscan ED in the same fashion as other adapters, but its construction requires both devices to rest on their sides.

The ED autofocuses each frame so all negatives are properly dd and as sharp as they can be.