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Agfa DuoScan

Agfa DuoScan
alaScore 84

26 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Agfa DuoScan

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 21 user reviews of Agfa DuoScan from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Agfa DuoScan 100

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Agfa DuoScan HiD

 
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Product Specifications

The new DuoScan HiD provides high quality color consistency, 1000 x 2000 ppi optical scanning resolution, and exceptional speed. DuoScan HiD's new 14-bit color depth is very advanced, delivering an enormous amount of image information, due to its dynamic range of 3.7 D. This means exceptional color performance; it captures more colors, even those difficult dark reds and blues, as well as details in the shadows and highlights of any image you scan. The DuoScan HiD scanner uses an 8000 element color CCD and offers a resolution of 1000 ppi over an 8" width and 2000 ppi in the vertical direction. You can enlarge images up to about 600%. Specially-designed 14-bit components result in a scanner with a dynamic range of 3.7 D. TwinPlate scanning technology offers unique glass-less transparency scanning - the transparency tray is a completely independent scan bed. Transparent originals are scanned using the tray that slides in and out of the scanner. The glass-plate in the transparency tray can be exchanged for one of the batch slide holders available for different original sizes. Guaranteeing focus control, the batch slide holder perfectly positions the original. Glass-less transparency scanning means a substantial quality increase since scanning transparencies requires a wider dynamic range to capture an accurate image. Additionally, the transparency bed can be set up while the reflective bed is scanning and vice versa. The top cover of the DuoScan HiD is adjustable to allow easier scanning of bulky originals such as books or magazines. The intuitive, easy-to-use FotoLook software has been updated. FotoLook 3.5 processes image information behind the scene, so that 95% of your scans will be right the first time. New, innovative features are incorporated in FotoLook 3.5 such as improved USM sharpening, black and white point settings for the PC version, more batch scanning functionality, higher image quality, and LAB support. Using default or customized settings, the interactive mode allows immediate adjustments to a preview scan for complete scanning control. Production mode is tailored to workflows where automation is essential. A combination of the two modes is the ultimate in speed and accuracy. Using the FotoLook batch scanning feature, you can set the parameters and position for various images. You can opt to execute the batch immediately or save it for later. Either way, the DuoScan HiD automatically scans the batch switching between the reflective and transparency areas, as required. With improvements in the batch scanning feature, FotoLook 3.5 offers more control with a batch log and a repeat function, making it possible to rescan a batch or even certain images. An important piece of the imaging puzzle is color management. Agfa's color management solution, ColorTune, is fully integrated within FotoLook 3.5. ColorTune provides a large number of scanner, monitor and printer profiles. To create customized scanner profiles, you can use the IT8 color test charts supplied with Agfa's ColorTune to characterize your DuoScan HiD.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.7in/24.1in/24in
Height:7.2in/7in
Weight:41lbs
Width:15.7in/15in/24.1in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Agfa
Model:HiD
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Agfa DuoScan

Scanner

Color Depth:36-bit color/42-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:14-bit gray
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Fast SCSI/SCSI
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:1000ppi/1250dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8 in x 14 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8 in x 14 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:2000ppi/2500dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Transparencies / Plain paper/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Plain paper / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 3.11 / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later/Apple MacOS 8.1 / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
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