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Operating System: Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.6 / 11 Apr 2004
The Minolta QuickScan 35 is a scanner device which is capable of extracting image contents from 35 mm film negatives. This film scanner can be used as an alternative to film developing to create a positive picture out of the negative film strip. The device driver allows the supported hardware component to make use of a SCSI-2 communication interface to attach to the host computer system. This type of interface delivers a data exchange rate of 8-bit which is considered as relatively high. The device driver also supports the 2820 by 2820 dots per inch maximum resolution capability of the Minolta QuickScan 35 hardware component. What this translates to is a possibly better final image output compared to traditional 35 mm film developing techniques. The scanned image being digital can also be easily subjected to post processing effects to correct inherent noises and damages.
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This input device like most hardware components in its class remains TWAIN compliant despite being considered as a specialized device. It is specialized in a sense because it can only scan 35 mm film negatives and virtually nothing more. The device driver provides the necessary communication layer that allows the scanning process to translated the collected data to the active software application to recreate the scanned image. From the scanned image the computer user now has the option of applying post processing effects or directly sending the image to the corresponding printing device. Although the maximum resolution capability of the Minolta QuickScan 35 is relatively high compared to other scanning devices the quality of the final output would still be dependent on the capability of the printing hardware. An advantage though for photographers still using old 35 mm film based cameras is that they have a way of converting the pictures to digital. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Minolta QuickScan 35 errors before installing any driver updates.