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I have an Epson v500 and whenever I go to scan negatives I turn digital ice on and press preview. After the preview is done digital ice gets automatically turned off. Is this normal and should I be manually re-turning on digital ice before scanning fullsize?

  • Not posting this as an answer, but I'm not a fan of digital ice. It takes the scanner a lot longer to scan the image and in general creates some artifacts. B&W + Ice = banded rings of halo effects. Color + Ice = not too different from 4x oversampled color. I personally would scan the set in as "proofs" so to speed, and when I decide I want one in high quality I take the time on that one frame. – Berin Loritsch Feb 7 '11 at 13:13
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What type of film are you scanning?

ICE uses an infrared channel to detect defects, and some films (notably ALL traditional B+W films and kodachrome) won't work with the technology.

If you've set the scanner to B+W film it may automatically disable ICE?

  • im using medium format, kodak porta nc film. scanner is set to color negatives. – greg Feb 7 '11 at 11:17
  • i think this is on the right track. i don't think my photos need ICE and the scanner was trying to tell me that. – greg Feb 10 '11 at 7:08

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