Caribou – Denali, Alaska. It is the only difference between the two. Dan Deary , Mar 11, Now some words about a resolution of the chart and of the scanner. Many black-and-white negatives have much higher density in shades, that is why if you want to see details in dark parts of the film, you will have to resort to chemical treatment, for example, in the Farmer’s reducer.

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Although black and white chromogenic C process films have been available for a number of years, they are now increasing in popularity.

Acer ScanWit S – film scanner (35 mm) – desktop – SCSI Overview – CNET

But I haven’t seen so far good filters that would remove scratches and work with bit color. This mode allows retouching scratches and dust on a film.

The driver is the same, but when you use this senior model you can enable the ICE mode. Dan DearyMar 11, For the Macintosh platform the Acer driver is MiraScan, a Photoshop plug-in, which has a parallel set of tools with MiraFoto, but with the advantage of a larger, scalable preview window that is interactive with the tool adjustments.

The dust have gone completely away, while small scratches are still noticeable.

My intention was to use Digital ICE for most of my scans, turning it off occasionally for comparison purposes. On both counts the results were positive. It may seem that the work the scanner implements can be done in a graphics editor.

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Incredibly faint, fine detail was captured in this scan of an Ilford XP negative made with an mm lens. Conclusion The Acer ScanWit s scanner is similar to its older brother -but it has wider possibilities in processing of old damaged films. The reason for this limited selection is that Digital ICE does not function with either Kodachrome or silver-based black and white films, which for me is limiting because most of my library is Kodachrome and silver black and white.

Using Vuescan, I find the scanner does a good job for the cost. The two film holders are rugged, well designed units. When I implemented a detailed metering of the initial image in the graphics editor the details were distinguishable even at such density.

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The sharpness hasn’t scwnwit. And, most of the dust, dirt, and scratches were removed effectively. Technical Specifications Optical Resolution: Both results are very close. This information is placed in a separate data channel where the software removes the imperfections from the output image data. The scans with Digital ICE turned on were as sharp and defined in a print as when it was not used. The slide is scanned in the ICE mode. And unlike some economy proprietary scanner software, these quite effective manual adjustment tools are also assisted by a large selection of film terms for color negatives of many brands and types, making negative scanning including chromogenic C black and white as easy to handle as slide scans.

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Scawnit of the straight-through optical design, the ScanWit S is somewhat wider than many of its competitors, but is still compact enough so 2740e it takes up a small space on a desk top. My intention was to use Vuescan as they do support it but I have concerns about the connection hookup and whether this will really work.


If, for example, an image is formed not by dyes but by silver crystals, the scanner worsens the image. This newest model Acer ScanWit S is a well designed and produced dpi slide and 35mm film scanner that features the latest version of Svanwit ICE technology for dirt and scratch removal. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: For more information, visit the Acer Peripherals web site at: Unfortunately the times have changed and they are rather hard to find. A shot of a resolution chart on the T-MAX black-and-white negative film is scanned as a color slide.

Acer ScanWit 2740s Film Scanner

But such universality has also drawbacks. The result is impressing, but if a scanning process with the ICE disabled takes only 60 s, in this mode the time increases 5 times – 5 min 17 sec. Write a comment below.

Clearly and logically symbolized buttons activate the scanwjt controls, and a pop-out tool bar provides access to manual adjustment tool dialog windows with before and after comparison thumbnails for easy image correction.