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Subject: Re: Scanning 35mm negs and slides
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Subject: Re: Scanning 35mm negs and slides
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:57:49 +0200
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In article<t6CdnW1ZT8sj9W3EnZ2dnUU78IfNnZ2d@brightview.co.uk>,
 newshound<newshound@stevejqr.plus.com> wrote:

> On 24/10/2017 20:33, Alan Browne wrote:
> > On 2017-10-24 09:26, newshound wrote:
> >> I have an ancient (and almost unused) Dimage Scan Dual IV which I 
> >> believe was well rated in its day. Is it still worth taking the 
> >> trouble to try to get it working on Win 10 (I also have a Macbook Pro 
> >> and a Unix box)? No current drivers from Minolta/Konica I understand, 
> >> should I invest in VueScan, or something else?
> >>
> >> Or would it be easier just to buy something more recent? Not looking 
> >> to spend "professional" money, but not bargain basement either.
> > 
> > I'd get it up and running, but I'm funny that way.  That scanner was a 
> > late model, the last from Minolta being the 5400 (and 5400 II).  I had 
> > the 5400 and it was excellent.  (Sold it and bought a Nikon 9000ED).
> > 
> > Is VueScan worth it?  Sure.  Currently it's about US$90.  Question is: 
> > can you get equivalent (or better) scans of the photos of interest for 
> > less cost (and hassle).
> 
> Thanks both for the advice on VueScan. I've been burned before with 
> trialware that has great reviews on-line, takes an age to get setup and 
> working, turns out to have the feature I wanted to test crippled, and 
> only then declares its true cost.
> 
> I'll give it a try.

I've paid for and use the pro version. You don't need to pay to try. You 
need to pay to get scans without watermarks. I've described my workflow 
in another thread some time ago... You can find two samples in the 
gallery of my blog:

<http://wp.me/P3strj-2m>
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