Nikon Scan 3.1.2 is designed and written to support the LS 8000 ED, LS 4000 ED, LS 40 ED, LS-2000 and LS-30 scanners only.
2.1. The LCH editor, the unsharp mask function and the Nikon Color Management system.
To use the LCH editor and the Unsharp Mask Filter , the Color Management System must be active. Should you wish to enable the color management system (in order to make use of features that are only available through the color management system) yet prefer the impression of a non-color managed file, it is possible to set the Calibrated RGB mode to ignore color space profiles and simply work with the original, untreated image. To set this mode, please follow the procedure mentioned below:
a) Open the Color Management tab of the Preference setting.
b) Turn on the “Nikon color management system” check box on the dialog.
c) Open the “RGB” tab.
d) Select the “Scanner RGB” for the calibrated RGB color. When Scanner RGB is selected, an ICC profile tag will not be embedded with the image file when the file is saved.
e) Quit NikonScan and launch again.
Scan speed may slow down when the color management system is on. This depends on the host computer processing speed and memory. Also please note that in order to provide a more authentic “non-color managed” operational workflow;
- The image will not be compensated for the type of monitor in use.
This compensation is normally applied when the color management system is turned on, however NikonScan will not apply the monitor compensation when the “Scanner RGB” is selected, even if the color management system is turned on.
- An ICC profile tag will not be embedded with an image file when the file is saved. This tag is normally applied when the color management system is turned on, however NikonScan will not embed an ICC profile tag when the “Scanner RGB” is selected, even if the color management system is turned on.
2.2. Using a SA-20, SA-21 Strip Film Adapter or SA-30 Roll Film Adapter
The following sections (the section 2.2.1 thru 2.2.3) describes tips for the SA-20, SA-21 and SA-30 film adapters.
2.2.1. Frame Boundary
Nikon Scan will automatically detect the edges of each frame. If, however, the Film Type setting is incorrect (e.g. Positive Film Type selected for a strip of negative images), this auto detect operation may not work properly. Please make sure that the Film Type is set correctly prior to performing any scans. Additionally, the thumbnail scan is an important step in aligning multiple frames for preview and main scans, and should be performed at least once prior to doing any preview scans or main scans. If it is not possible to perform a thumbnail scan, a preview scan should be performed as a minimum requirement. Frames with dark images or content types can cause problems with frame edge detection. In this case, the thumbnail scan may give incorrect thumbnails. If the image appears to be offset, please use the 'Adjust Boundary Offset' controls, located within the 'Extras' tab, to change the scan offset. Continue to take preview scans until a satisfactory result is obtained.
2.2.2. Differences between thumbnail images and preview images
There is a slight difference between the thumbnail scan coverage area and the preview/main scan coverage area. As this is only a slight difference, there should be little or no consequences in the use of the scanner.
- When using a SA-21 Strip Film Adapter or a SA-30 Roll Film Adapter.
The preview scan area as well as the main scan area covers slightly more area at the top and bottom of the images than the thumbnail scan area.
- When using a SA-20 Strip Film Adapter. The preview scan as well as the main scan area covers slightly less area at the top and bottom of the images than the thumbnail scan area. (Top and bottom: when a target film is displayed vertically.)
2.2.3. Thumbnail display issue when using SA-30 Roll Film Adapter
A thumbnail image for the 40th frame might not be displayed when using a film strip that contains 40 frames or more. Please consult a section called “scanning short, long or damaged film strips” in the User Manual.
2.3. Frame and Mask
In order to cover the entire valid film area, the actual scanning area is larger than the film area in the holder. Because of this design, preview images and scanned images will always contain part of the frame or mask around the valid image area. Due to shape of the holders and mechanical tolerance of the masks, the valid image area may not