[sane-devel] Digital ICE dust removal on Epson 4870
Karl Heinz Kremer
Mon, 27 Sep 2004 18:41:54 -0400
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Sane does not support the dust removal with the Perfection 4870.=20
On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 11:09:36PM +0100, Mr. Spock wrote:
> I'm looking to buy a scanner to use with Debian Testing/Unstable.
> I see that the Epson 4870 is listed as having 'Complete' support.
> Does this include the special hardware-based dust removal feature
> called Digital ICE?
> I've searched the archives here and the SANE Epson Backend FAQ,
> and read up lots elsewhere on the web about this, but am still
> unclear: does the scanning software need to do anything to make
> this facility work? It is different from the usual Dust Removal
> option in software, in that the scanner uses infra-red and dual
> light sources to create a separate 'defects' channel (as well as
> R, G & B) to detect imperfections on the image. This technology
> (developed by a company called Applied Science Fiction) is used
> in high-end film scanners - see the results:
> If not the 4870, then do any other such film scanners support it
> using SANE? Is anyone here using it?
> I see that the PIE PrimeFilm1800 is unsupported by SANE; how about
> their new PrimeFilm 3650u, which also has Digital ICE?
> This would be of great help to me, saving hours of dotting in The
> GIMP. If ICE is not supported, I'll probably just buy a cheaper
> scanner for now, perhaps an Epson 2400, or maybe wait until the
> 2480, 2580 or 4180 are fully supported.
> Many thanks,
> Malcolm Smith=20
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