Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro review update!|
(Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 11:00 EST)
Dave tries Black & White scanning and offers a workaround to potential problems...
I've had a number of requests from readers that I test the black/white capabilities of the scanners I test. I finally got around to shooting a roll of Tri X, and after further delay have now managed to do some test scans of it in the Minolta Dimage Scan Multi scanner.
The results were interesting, confirming anecdotal comments I'd heard that film scanners often have trouble with black & white negatives. The good news though, is that there's a fairly easy workaround: Scan the film as a positive and invert it in Photoshop. When I did this, even deep shadow detail (that is, detail from very thin areas of the negative) popped out. Check it out!