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FCC Information The Federal Communication Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement includes the following paragraph: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B Digital Device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION... 1 1.1 F ... 1 EATURES 1.2 H ARDWARE NTRODUCTION Front Panel ... 2 Rear Panel ... 4 1.3 S OFTWARE NTRODUCTION CHAPTER 2. INSTALLATION ... 7 1. I SCSI NSTALL THE 2. C ONNECT THE SCANNER TO YOUR COMPUTER EST THE SCANNER 4.
1.1 Features Congratulations on your purchase of the ScanWit film scanner! The ScanWit film scanner is the utmost cost-effective solution for film scanning. Its high capability is bound to boost your scan job efficiency significantly. It is equipped with the following unique features:...
Friendly and Smart Driver MiraPhoto is the driver for your ScanWit film scanner. Its easy and instinctive interface design allows you to proceed with your scanning job quickly. You can also use it to adjust the scanning parameters efficiently. Its powerful functions can help you to optimize the scanned image for your specific purpose.
READY: When the film scanner is powered on and ready to scan, this LED indicator will remain on, indicating that you can start to scan. Holder insertion slot You can insert the filmstrip/slide holder through this slot for scanning.
Ventilation holes These holes are used to ventilate the heat from inside of the film scanner. Do not block these holes when the film scanner is in use. SCSI ID selector You can use the SCSI ID selector to select the SCSI ID of your film scanner.
This is a 25-pin SCSI connector. Use this connector to connect other SCSI devices from the film scanner. Note: when you position the ScanWit film scanner, be sure to leave the space illustrated below to ensure that the film/slide holder moves into/out of the film scanner without being blocked by any object.
English 1.3 Software Introduction MiraPhoto is the driver program for your scanner. It is TWAIN compliant and designed to be user-friendly. With its iconlized user- interface and fully logical task-flow design, you can complete a satisfactory scanning job with only a few mouse clicks. With MiraPhoto, you can: Preview, scan and import the scanned image into your image editing software.
Chapter 2. Installation Please follow the steps below to set up your ScanWit film scanner: Step 1. Install the SCSI interface card Power off your computer and disconnect the computer power from the power outlet. Open the computer cover and locate the PCI slot of your computer.
Step 3 Test the scanner Turn the scanner power on by depressing the power button on the front panel of the scanner. You may notice that the scanner will start to perform a self-test, and the LED indicators will blink for a few seconds.
Step 1. Test the scanner Turn on the power of your film scanner, then your computer. Wait until the scanner completes its self-test. You can judge the status of the film scanner from the LED indicators. Once the READY LED indicator stops flashing, the film scanner is ready to scan.
English Place the filmstrip on the filmstrip holder with the emulsion side facing Close the cover and push the “PUSH CLOSE” mark at the middle of the cover. You will hear a click when the cover is secured. Insert the filmstrip holder into the holder insertion slot.
English If you want to scan slides: You can use the slide holder (the holder with 4 rectangular lattices and a SLIDE mark) to place your slide. Slide holder Pull the handle on the cover to open the cover. Then place the slide on the slide holder with the emulsion side face up.
Close the cover and push the “PUSH CLOSE” mark and the middle of the cover. You will hear a click when the cover is secured. Insert the slide holder into the holder insertion slot. Step 3. Scan Now you can either push the SCAN button to activate automatic preview, or manually open an image editing software to activate MiraPhoto and do the preview:...
To use SCAN button: Push the SCAN button on the film scanner front panel. A dialogue box will pop up on the screen asking you to choose an image editing software to use. Choose the application you want to use and then click Note: if you have only one image editing software installed in your computer, this dialogue box will be skipped.
Chapter 4. Using MiraPhoto You can access MiraPhoto through your image editing applications. When you click “Acquire” or “Scan” in your application, the MiraPhoto main screen will appear: Menu Bar Combo Boxes Film Selection Area Control Buttons The following sections in this chapter will describe MiraPhoto in more detail.
Menu Bar File submenu Load Config… Load the configuration file you created. When the configuration file is loaded successfully, MiraPhoto will apply the settings recorded in the configuration file automatically. Save Config… Save current MiraPhoto settings to the configuration file Save Config As…...
Settings submenu Scan Size… When you choose this item, the following dialog box will appear: There are two selectable items: Max. Area and Custom. Choosing Max. Area, MiraPhoto will scan the full range of the image. If you choose Custom, you can enter the size you want into the Width (max.: 0.94 inches) and Height (max.: 1.38 inches) text boxes.
English Monitor Gamma Generally, a monitor cannot display the real colors of an image in the real world. In order to have the monitor approximate the colors as close as possible, you may need to adjust the monitor gamma. Adjustment of the monitor gamma can make the monitor approximate the colors of the original image more closely.
Film Type Choosing this item, the following dialog box will appear: If you do not know the type of your film or if your film type is not listed, select Generic from the drop-down list. When the selection is done, click OK to confirm or Cancel to abort. Auto Preview If this item is checked, MiraPhoto will perform the preview operation automatically each time it is invoked.
Image Thumbnail Area The Image Thumbnail Area displays thumbnail images of each previewed scan. Click on the thumbnail image and the image will be displayed in the Preview Area. You can select the image you want to scan by clicking the red dot at the upper right corner of the thumbnail.
Resolution box Resolution is used to decide how delicate the scanner captures the original image. When the original is scanned and turned into a digital image, the scanner captures and records the image in terms of pixels. As more pixels are used to record an image, more details in the image can be represented.
Frame You can click the number of the frame you want to scan. You can select multiple frames and the film scanner will scan all the images you selected. MiraPhoto will display the frame(s) selected in green. Click to select all the images in the Image Thumbnail Area for scanning.
Control Buttons Eject button Click this button to eject the filmstrip/slide holder from the film scanner. Zoom button Click this button to zoom in on the image. Preview button Click this button to begin previewing the image. Preview proceeds in color or in monochrome depending on the setting in the Image Type combo box.
Tool Buttons Tool Buttons provide a full range of tools and image effect options to optimize the scan quality. Film Type button When this button is clicked, the Film Type dialog box will appear: If you do not know the type of your film or if your film type is not listed, select Generic from the drop-down list.
English Rotate button Click this button to rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise. You can click this button several times to get the image orientation you want. Mirror button Click this button to get a mirror reflection effect on the original as if you were viewing the image in a mirror: Original image Image after Mirror is applied...
English Color Enhancement Tools button Click this button to activate the Tool Bar which contains the buttons for the following tools: Invert button Click this button to get an inverted image: Original image Image after Invert is applied...
Brightness/Contrast button Click this button to bring up the Brightness/Contrast Dialog box: Brightness control You can drag the triangle below the bar to increase/decrease the overall brightness of the image, or click on the Auto button to let MiraPhoto adjust the brightness automatically. Contrast control You can drag the triangle below the bar to increase/decrease the overall contrast of the...
Color Balance button Click this button to evoke the Color Balance dialog box: To adjust the color balance, you will want to first select the channel you want to adjust, then drag the triangles under the three color bars. In addition, you can also enter the desired values directly into the three entry boxes to the right of the color bars to adjust the color balance.
Color Adjustment button Click this button, and the Color Adjustment dialog box will appear: The Color Adjustment tool uses three control items: Hue, Saturation and Lightness. Hue is a characteristic that distinguishes one color from another, while Saturation decides the intensity of a color.
Entry Box While you drag within the Color Wheel to choose the hue and saturation of color or drag the triangle below the Lightness Bar to specify the lightness of color, the related information will also be shown in the Entry Boxes.
Curve button The Curve tool is used to adjust the brightness properties of midtone pixels in an image. The following dialogue box will appear after you click this button: Below component in the dialog box and how to use the Curve tool to adjust an image: Color Channel box Use this box to select the color channel to be adjusted.
The original image and its Tonal Map. The curve is straight and diagnal. You can also click the curve to add new points and further change the shape of the curve: Click to add a new point. Input/Output Status Area You can read the precise input/output value here.
Level button Clicking on the Level button, and the Level dialog box will appear: Color Channel box Use this box to select the color channel to be adjusted. This allows you to adjust the histogram property of each color channel respectively. Histogram The Histogram displays the distributing status of dark and bright pixels in an image.
Brighter images have brighter pixels, therefore the bars in the right are higher than that in the left. In addition, if we take a look at the two images below: Image 1 We notice that in Image 1, there is higher contrast between the brighter and darker part of the image;...
With the information from the histogram, we will be better able to adjust an image with the histogram tools. Below the Histogram, there are three tiny triangles: Shadow Threshold By dragging these triangles, you can adjust the brightness and contrast of an image precisely. For example, if you drag the Shadow Threshold triangle to the right, the pixels with lower brightness level than the Shadow Threshold will be cut into black, which makes the image look darker.
If the Input Level is set as 20 to 230, then you may represent a total of 210 (230 minus 20) color levels in the image. If you set the Output Level as 10 to 250, you can “expand” the original 210 levels of color to 240 levels (250 minus 10).
Filter button This function allows you to sharpen or blur the image. You can choose from the list: No filter, Sharpen, Sharpen more, Blur, Blur more and Unsharp Mask. If you want the edge of the image to be sharper, i.e., in a higher contrast against the background, select sharpen or sharpen more.
Color Wizard button The Color Wizard button offers two quick and convenient tools for you to adjust the overall quality of the scanned image: Auto Density: if you choose this item, MiraPhoto will optimize the density of the image automatically. Apply all button Click on the Apply All button to apply the setting changes you make in the Tool Bar to all images.
Preview Area Info button The Info button is located at the lower right corner of the MiraPhoto main window. You can click this button to read the detailed information of the image you are currently working on in the JobInfo dialog box, or click on the Save as… button in the dialog box to save the information as a .txt file for future reference.
Chapter 5. Photo Express In this chapter you will be introduced to the fantastic world of Photo Express. Learn more about this bundled software and make your everyday life more interesting and colorful! Refer to Photo Express electronic User’s Manual in the software disc for more details on how to use its different features and functions.
English Getting Started To run Photo Express, double click the Photo Express icon on your Windows desktop or open from Windows Start Menu. When you run Photo Express, make sure that the monitor display is at a resolution of 800×600 or 1024×768 and Hi Color (15/16 bit) or True Color (24 bit) mode.
Express between Photo mode and Project mode. Photo mode is where the majority of your work is done, while the Project mode lets you make greeting cards, name cards, and other fun things based on templates. Command Panel: The Command panel lists all of the available categories in Photo Express necessary for getting the most out of your creativity when working on photos.
Getting Images The first thing you want to do when you start Photo Express is to get the photos you want to work with into the actual program. The place you start is with Album. From here, you can do almost anything in Photo Express. All other ways of getting photos can work independently of Album, but they are also set up to let you capture or open images directly to it.
To add new images to an album: Select an album. Click the File icon and browse for the folder where the images are stored. 3. When they appear in the Options panel, click the Select All button (or select images individually by holding down the Ctrl key as you click them).
Working on Images Adjusting Images After you have acquired an image from a scanner or digital camera, it may need some adjustments. Photo Express provides you with the perfect tool for adjusting your photos: the Transform tool. To re-align a photo: .To freely rotate a photo, select the spin wheel in the upper right or lower left corner of the photo and rotate into position.
To trim your photo: To re-size your photo: Click the Trim button in the Edit: Adjust category. The Trim options will open in the Options panel. Select a Trim shape and then set the amount of Soft edge you want to soften the edges of the trimmed photo with.
Sharing Images Printing Images Once you have put the finishing touches onto your photos, it is time to print them out. Photo Express contains numerous printing options, letting you output posters and name cards in addition to its regular printing duties. To print an image: You can also print album thumbnails.
Saving Images After work on your photo is complete, you may want to save it. In Photo Express, you can save a photo in a variety of different image file formats. Each file format has its own unique properties and characteristics. Some formats, however, are better than others for specific situations, such as saving for the Web are.
Express Your Images Create Calendars One of the easiest tasks to accomplish in Photo Express is making calendars, either for your Windows desktop or for your real desktop. They are great for keeping your loved ones close, in addition to being a convenient way to keep track of important dates in style.
Morphing Photos One of Photo Express’ more novel effects extras is that of image morphing. Morphing transforms an image over time to create interesting and unique “warps” of the original photo. Image morphs are output as either image sequences or animated GIF files. To morph an image: Note: you can output image morphs as either an image sequence or GIF animations.
Working in Project Mode The Project mode gives you a focused environment in which to create custom greeting cards, calendars, invitations, birthday and anniversary cards, name cards, and planners. The Project mode is useful for getting through a “project” as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is where Photo Express lives up to its name, speeding you through all the necessary tasks while keeping all the unnecessary or extraneous components secure in the background.
Working with Templates Photo Express’ unique templates can be edited and customized to suit your own needs. Templates consist of multiple components, usually a combination of text and photos with a decoration or two perhaps thrown in. To change any one of these components, simply select it and choose the appropriate tools from the Toolbar.
Adding Decoration One category of tools on the Edit menu in Project mode is unique to that tab: Decoration. These are special, object-based effects such as Frames, Edges and Props you can use to enhance photo objects in a project. To add special edge effects to a photo object: To add frame to a photo object: Select a photo object.
Printing Templates As with Photo mode, Project mode lets you print your work when you’re finished with it. The same options available in Photo mode apply in Project mode as well. For more on printing, see Printing Images and the online help.
Sharing Templates Sharing templates works exactly the same way as sharing photos in Photo mode. You can print, e-mail, fax, or output them to web pages. For more on these tools, see the online help and related documents. To e-mail a template: To fax a template: To output a template as a Web page: Click the Share: E-mail button on the...
6.1.3 SCSI Connection Guideline ScanWit film scanner uses a SCSI interface to connect to your computer and other SCSI devices. Depending upon the configuration you use, there will be certain guidelines to follow in order to ensure the proper function of...
If you find that your ScanWit film scanner uses the same SCSI ID number with another SCSI device, you must either change the SCSI ID number of your scanner or that of the other SCSI device. To change the SCSI ID number of your ScanWit film scanner: 1.
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Interface Platform Power Consumption Net Weight Dimension Film scanner with color-CCD optical module Color - 3 s Color - less than 10 ms / line - less than 38 s/ 35mm film, 2700 dpi Color - 3s for 35mm film...