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Tamarack ArtiScan 2400FS
35mm film scanner
by Sheldon Langendorf (March 8, 2001)


If you are an amateur or professional 35mm film photographer and want to get with the digital generation, you can use the Tamarack Artiscan 2400FS, a low priced 35mm film scanner. It can digitize your negatives and slides which you can then store on your hard drive, on CD-ROMS or in digital photo albums or slide shows.

The Artiscan 2400FS is supplied with many software packages. The DocuPal and DocuMan software assists with your scanning needs and can and be used to print your images as part of the scanning process. Since slides and negatives can take awhile to be scanned, this software allows you to scan an image and save it, while you are using your PC for other functions like word processing or Internet access. Also included is Xerox TextBridge software, but the most important supplied package is Adobe PhotoDeluxe. Using PhotoDeluxe, you can transform your film images into works of art or simply crop them - something that is much easier to do using a computer instead of a “wet” darkroom.

The Tamarack Artiscan 2400FS also:

- is parallel port compatible - no need (or cost) for a SCSI card like most 35mm scanners (a USB version is available)

- requires a PC compatible (486 or higher) running Windows 95/NT or higher (Windows 98 for USB)

- has a 36 bit RGB color depth for both 35mm negative and slide (positive) films (68 billion colors)

- provides a 4096 Gray Scale for black and white 35mm film (12 bit grayscale), 3.2:1 dynamic range

- has an optical resolution of 2400 dpi with an interpolated resolution of 9600 dpi

- scans a single 35mm frame in 60 seconds to 3 minutes, depending on resolution and computer speed.

- is TWAIN compliant

- provides Gamma Correction

- installs easily via plug and play

- is compact (8.0” x 4.4” x 4.6”) and weigh under 5 pounds

- runs on AC power (100/120V or 220/240V 60Hz)

Copyright © 2006 Sheldon Langendorf All rights reserved.

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