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For Windows & Macintosh
Canon Film Adapter Unit
Software
FilmGet FAU
User's Guide
Quick Start
For those who prefer to jump right
into scanning
Steps 1-3
For those who prefer a methodical
approach
Other Functions
For those who are detail oriented

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  • Page 1 For Windows & Macintosh Canon Film Adapter Unit Software FilmGet FAU User’s Guide Quick Start For those who prefer to jump right into scanning Steps 1-3 For those who prefer a methodical approach Other Functions For those who are detail oriented...
  • Page 2: Getting Started

    How to Use the Guides The following chart explains how to best use the guides that accompany this Film Adapter Unit. You may also wish to refer to the guides that accompany your scanner. Printed Manual CanoScan FB1200S Getting Started Scanner Manuals A complete guide to setting up the scanner, attaching the cables,...
  • Page 3: How To Use This Guide

    How to Use this Guide This is the users guide for FilmGet FAU 1.0 for Windows and FilmGet FAU 1.0 for Macintosh, the driver software for scanning films and transparencies with the Film Adapter Unit FAU-S10 option for CanoScan FB1200S flatbed scanners. Start the Windows version as a TWAIN driver from within TWAIN-compliant applications and the Macintosh version as the plug-in compliant driver software from within plug-in compatible applications.
  • Page 4 Symbols in this Guide The following symbols are used to draw your attention to important topics throughout the guide. This symbol introduces operating precautions and othe- WARNING critical information. Be sure to read these topics This symbol introduces supplementary information. Read •...
  • Page 5: Filmget Fau Features

    FilmGet FAU Features A Scanner Driver that Adjusts Images Too FilmGet FAU is the driver software for the Film Adapter Unit FAU-S10 option installed on CanoScan FB1200S flatbed scanners. It is also equipped with a variety of image process- ing functions and input and output controls. FilmGet FAU is supplied in both Windows and Macintosh compatible versions.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents FilmGet FAU Features ................5 Quick Start Quick Start ..................11 Step 1 Installing the Software Installing FilmGet FAU ............... 17 Preparations before Installation ..........17 System Requirements ..............17 Installing and Uninstalling FilmGet FAU ..... 18 Installing and Uninstalling FilmGet FAU ......
  • Page 7 Determining the Image Mode ........... 35 Previewing All the Frames ..............36 Selecting Frames ................37 Selecting/Deselecting All ............37 Selecting/Deselecting a Single Frame ......... 37 Adjusting Trimming Frames ............... 39 Moving the Trimming Frames ............ 39 Resizing the Trimming Frames ........... 39 Restoring Default Trimming Frame Settings .......
  • Page 8 Selecting the Scan Area ............. 63 Adjusting the Scan Area Selection Frame ........63 Adjusting the Selected Scan Area ..........63 Final Scan ..................64 Step 3 Adjusting Images Image Adjustment Modes ..............67 Guide to the Image Adjustment Section ........67 Adjustment Mode Types ............
  • Page 9 Device and Help Menus ..............91 Selecting a Scanner ..............91 Checking a Scanner ..............91 Viewing the Device Version Information ........92 Viewing the Software Version Information ........ 92 Appendices Troubleshooting ................94 Glossary .................... 99 Index ....................103 FilmGet FAU User’s Guide...
  • Page 10: Quick Start

    Quick Start For Those Who Prefer to Jump Right into Scanning...
  • Page 11: Quick Start

    (1) Start Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE. (2) Click the [File] menu and select [Import], [Select TWAIN_32 Source... ], and [Canon FilmGet FAU 1.0 for Windows]. (3) Click the [File] menu and select [Import] and [TWAIN_32 ...]. The FilmGet FAU main window will display.
  • Page 12 Start a plug-in compliant application program and select [FilmGet FAU] using the menu item or button. The following is a sample procedure using Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE. (1) Start Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE. (2) Click the [File] menu and select [Import] and [FilmGet FAU 1.0...]. The FilmGet FAU main window will display.
  • Page 13 Quick Start Select a frame you wish to scan. See p. Click the corresponding trimming frame to select a frame. The selected frame will be displayed with a green border. Trimming Frame Position of the Film Preview All Window Adjust the trimming frame. See p.
  • Page 14 Set the scan settings. See p. Set the scan settings frame by frame. Click a button in the scan settings section to select an appropriate settings mode, resolution and output method. Select a mode corresponding to the purpose of the scanned image. Set the values for each scan mode.
  • Page 15 Quick Start 12. Initiate the final scan. See p. Click the button. The scanned image will appear in the window of the application program from which FilmGet FAU was summoned. Images from all the selected frames will display. 13. Retouch the image as required. See the Manual for your application program.
  • Page 16: Step 1 Installing The Software

    STEP 1 Installing the Software Proceed directly to Step 2 if you have already installed FilmGet FAU with the instructions from the Getting Started.
  • Page 17: Installing Filmget Fau

    Installing the Software Installing FilmGet FAU Preparations before Installation Check the following items before installing FilmGet FAU. • Has the Film Adapter Unit been correctly installed onto the scanner? See the Getting Started, p. 10. • Are the scanner and Film Adapter Unit correctly plugged into electric outlets? (You must plug in and connect both the scanner and Film Adapter Unit before you start up your computer.) System Requirements...
  • Page 18: Installing And Uninstalling Filmget Fau

    Installing and Uninstalling FilmGet FAU This topic explains the procedures for the Windows platform. For Macintosh, see p. Installing Install FilmGet FAU from its CD-ROM. For instructions, see p.17, ‘Install- ing the FAU Software Program (Windows),’ in the Getting Started. Uninstalling Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [Settings], [Control Panel] and [Add/Remove Programs] to delete FilmGet FAU.
  • Page 19 • Place a check mark beside all of the uninstall categories. WARNING • If other Canon software for flatbed or film scanners is installed, a message asking confirmation to delete common files will display. Follow the on-screen messages to complete the procedure.
  • Page 20 Click the [OK] button. The Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog will display again. Click the close box at the upper right of the window. This completes the uninstall procedure. FilmGet FAU User’s Guide...
  • Page 21: Installing And Uninstalling Filmget Fau

    Installing the Software Installing and Uninstalling FilmGet FAU This topic explains the procedures for the Macintosh platform. For Windows, see p. Installing Install FilmGet FAU from its CD-ROM. For instructions, see p. 21, ‘Installing the FAU Software Program (Macintosh),’ in the Getting Started.
  • Page 22: Step 2 Scanning

    STEP 2 Scanning...
  • Page 23: Starting And Exiting Filmget Fau

    Click the [File] menu and select [Import] and [Select TWAIN_32 Source...]. The Select Source dialog will display. Select [Canon FilmGet FAU 1.0 for Windows] from the list and click the [Select] button. WARNING • The third step selects the scanning device. This step need only...
  • Page 24: Exiting Filmget Fau

    Click the [File] menu and select [Import] and [Twain_32...]. The FilmGet FAU main window will display. This window is used to view the scanned images. WARNING • Some TWAIN-compliant application programs offer the choice of TWAIN_16 or TWAIN_32 for the items in steps 2 and 4. To use FilmGet FAU, select the TWAIN_32 option.
  • Page 25: Starting And Quitting Filmget Fau

    Scanning Starting and Quitting FilmGet FAU This topic explains the procedures for the Macintosh platform. For Windows, see p. Starting FilmGet FAU Start FilmGet FAU from within a plug-in compliant application program. Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE is used in the example below. Start Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE.
  • Page 26: Quitting Filmget Fau

    • Please refer to the manuals accompanying the individual • • NOTE software package for the procedures for opening a plug-in from within a plug-in compliant application program other than Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE. Quitting FilmGet FAU Click the (close box) at the upper left of the window.
  • Page 27: Main Window

    Scanning Main Window Main Window The main window is the first to display when FilmGet FAU is launched. Image Adjustment Section Preview Area Title Bar Adjusts the brightness and Displays the preview image Displays the window coloring of preview images. for a single frame.
  • Page 28: Main Window

    Main Window The FilmGet FAU main window is virtually indistinguishable between the Windows and Macintosh versions. The primary difference is Close Box the location of the close box. On the Macintosh Closes FilmGet FAU version it is located at the top left corner of the (Macintosh).
  • Page 29: Preview All Window

    Scanning Preview All Window Preview All Window The preview all window is the window that appears when you click the (Show Preview All Window) button. Title Bar Toolbar Trimming Frame Displays the window Contains the tools A border for confirming title.
  • Page 30: How To Find Help

    How to Find Help FilmGet FAU is equipped with tool tips that explain the functions of the buttons and tools in the window. When you click the button at the top right of the preview or preview all window, the button will change to the button.
  • Page 31: Scanning Procedures

    Scanning Scanning Procedures Although scanning procedures vary for each image mode (color, grayscale or black and white), the basics are the same. Use the following procedures as a guideline. Each step is explained in greater detail on the referenced pages. (1) Place the film on the scanner platen.
  • Page 32: Positioning Film

    Positioning Film Preparing the Film Adapter Unit Check the following points before you begin positioning the film on the scanner platen. • Are the scanner and Film Adapter Unit correctly connected? • Are both the scanner and Film Adapter Unit plugged into electrical outlets? •...
  • Page 33: Setting The Film Type

    Scanning Setting the Film Type Select the appropriate film type for the film being scanned. It is important to set this setting correctly to reproduce colors faithfully. Film Type Selection Click the arrow button to display the list of film types in a pull-down menu.
  • Page 34: Setting The Image Mode

    Setting the Image Mode You can select between the color, grayscale and black and white modes when selecting the image type. Select a mode appropriate to the type of film and the purpose of the image. Image Mode Click the arrow button to display the list of image modes in a pull-down menu.
  • Page 35: Determining The Image Mode

    Scanning Determining the Image Mode You may select from among five image modes. 24-Bit Color: The image is expressed in 256 tones (8 bits) per RGB (red, green and blue) channel. Select this setting to scan standard color films. 36-Bit Color: The image is expressed in 4,096 tones (12 bits) per RGB channel.
  • Page 36: Previewing All The Frames

    Previewing All the Frames Once you have selected the film type and image mode, you should confirm the position of the film frames on the scanner platen with the preview all function. Click the [Preview All] button. The preview all window will display everything detected on the scanner platen.
  • Page 37: Selecting Frames

    Scanning Selecting Frames Select the frames you wish to scan from the film placed on the scanner platen. Selecting/Deselecting All All frames are selected and are shown encased in the green trimming frames when the preview all window is first displayed. Trimming Frame Film Position It is convenient to use the toolbar at the left of the preview all...
  • Page 38 WARNING • The position of the film and the trimming frames in the preview all window will automatically vary with the type of film selected. 35 mm Film (Sleeves) Frame Number Film Guide Preview All Window 35 mm Film (Mounts) 4"...
  • Page 39: Adjusting Trimming Frames

    Scanning Adjusting Trimming Frames You can adjust the position and size of the trimming frames to align them over the film frames. The image inside an adjusted trimming frame will undergo a preview scan. The image will not be scanned correctly if the trimming frame is not properly aligned.
  • Page 40: Moving Images Within The Preview All Window

    • Click the zoom out tool to shrink the display of the preview all window by a factor of 2 with each click. • Click the zoom reset tool to restore the display of the preview all window to its default setting. WARNING •...
  • Page 41: Previewing

    Scanning Previewing Once you have selected one or more frames and adjusted the trimming frames, the next step is to preview the selected images. Previewing Click the Preview button to initiate a preview scan of each image in succession. The images will appear one-by-one in the preview area. The preview progress bar will display.
  • Page 42: Switching Between Preview Images

    Switching between Preview Images When multiple images have been batch scanned with the preview function, you can switch the image in the preview window by selecting its frame number from the list box at the top of the preview area. Click the arrow button to display the...
  • Page 43: Switching Images With The Preview All Window

    Scanning Switching Images with the Preview All Window You can switch the image displayed in the preview area by clicking the (Show Preview All Window) button and double-clicking the frame you wish to view. Double-click a frame to switch the image in the preview area to the selected frame.
  • Page 44: Using The Toolbar To Manipulate Images

    Using the Toolbar to Manipulate Images You can use the toolbar in the preview area to zoom the display, move the preview image or change its orientation. WARNING • Please note that the toolbar is grayed out when the preview area is empty.
  • Page 45: Moving An Image Within The Preview Area

    Scanning Moving an Image within the Preview Area • Click the grab tool to change the mouse cursor into the shape. Drag the grab tool over the image in the preview area to shift it. • The grab tool is only activated when the preview area has •...
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Scan Settings

    Adjusting the Scan Settings Once you have previewed the images, you can set the scan settings for each individual frame. WARNING • If you do not adjust the scan settings, the image will be scanned at the same settings as the preview scan. Important Facts about Scan Settings The input resolution, output resolution and image width and height are important scan settings.
  • Page 47: Guide To The Scan Settings Section

    Scanning Image Width and Height The image width and height settings determine the size at which an image will be reproduced when it is output to a printer or shown on a monitor. The scan settings would require considerable forethought to set correctly if you had to manually set the input resolution, output resolution, and image width and height to achieve a particular result.
  • Page 48: Procedures Common To All Scan Modes

    Procedures Common to All Scan Modes This topic introduces the procedures that are common to all five scan modes. Settings Click the arrow beside any settings category to display a pull-down menu with all the selectable options. Highlight an item with the mouse cursor and click to select it.
  • Page 49 Scanning Aspect Ratio of the Scan Area Select this item when you wish to change the aspect ratio of the selected scan area. Changes to this ratio are immediately reflected in the preview area. The image size settings will also change in accor- dance.
  • Page 50: Saving To A File

    Saving to a File Select [File Mode] when you scan an image for the purpose of saving it to a file. (1) Click the [File Mode] button. (2) Select an input resolution. (4) Set the (3) Select an image size. output resolution.
  • Page 51: File Size Lock

    Scanning Selecting an Output Resolution The output resolution box sets the resolution at which an image is reproduced. Select a resolution from the list or input it directly into the box. Image Size Settings The image size boxes set the width and height. Changing the image size changes the file size.
  • Page 52 How the Input Resolution, Image Size and File Size Relate To understand the relationship between the three settings, see the example below of an image scanned in the file mode at different input resolutions. Example with the Input Resolution Changed to 600 Input Resolution (dpi) Output Resolution (dpi) Image Size (pixels)
  • Page 53 Scanning How the Output Resolution and Image Size Relate To understand the relationship between the two settings, see the example below of an image scanned in the file mode at different output resolutions. Example with the Output Resolution Changed to 600 Input Resolution (dpi) Output Resolution (dpi) Image Size (pixels)
  • Page 54: Pasting Images In Documents/Outputting Images To Printers/Sending Images As Facsimiles

    Pasting Images in Documents/Outputting Images to Printers/Sending Images as Facsimiles Select the [Text/Printer/Fax Mode] when you wish to paste an image into a word processor file, print it to a printer or send it as a fax. You can use this mode without worrying about the resolution or image size. (1) Click the [Text/Printer/Fax Mode] button.
  • Page 55: Image And File Sizes

    Scanning Selecting an Output Target Select an output target with this item. Select this when you are pasting the image into a document. Select one of these when you are printing to a printer. Select this when you are sending the image as a fax.
  • Page 56: Displaying Images On Monitors

    Displaying Images on Monitors Select [Display Mode] when you scan an image for the purpose of displaying it on a monitor. (1) Click the [Display Mode] button. (2) Select a monitor. (3) Select the display size. Selecting a Monitor Select the resolution setting for the monitor on which the scanned image will be displayed.
  • Page 57: Outputting Images To Standard Photo Sizes

    Scanning Outputting Images to Standard Photo Sizes Select the [Photo Size Mode] when you wish to output the image at a typical photo print size. (1) Click the [Photo Size Mode] button. (2) Select a photo size. (3) Select an output target. Selecting a Photo Size Select a size from the list.
  • Page 58: Using The Custom Mode

    Using the Custom Mode The custom mode features five preset items. You can save the time and effort required to set complex scan settings by using them. In addition, you can add your own settings and access them from this menu. page 61, ‘Adding and Deleting Items,’...
  • Page 59 Scanning Customizing the Pull-Down Menu You can customize the pull-down menu that is accessed when the custom mode has been clicked. You can make it easier to use by changing such things as the order in which items are displayed or by deleting items that are seldom used.
  • Page 60: Adding Scan Settings

    Adding Scan Settings You can assign a name and add well-used custom scan settings to any mode with the [Add] button. Input a name for the setting. Placing a check mark in this box and clicking the [OK] button causes the scan area selection frame and size and position data to be saved with the setting.
  • Page 61: Adding And Deleting Items

    Scanning Adding and Deleting Items You can customize the scan settings pull-down menu to make it easier to use. For example, you can add items, change the item order and delete items. Select [Add/Delete...] Custom Settings Dialog Click this to make the settings effective and close the dialog. Click this to cancel the settings and close the dialog.
  • Page 62: Adjusting Brightness And Coloring

    Adjusting Brightness and Coloring You can adjust the brightness and coloring of the preview image to your satisfac- tion. These adjustments are performed on each frame individually. • See page 67, ‘Step 3 Adjusting Images,’ for more information • • NOTE on adjusting the brightness and coloring.
  • Page 63: Selecting The Scan Area

    Scanning Selecting the Scan Area Use the preview area to select the scan area for each frame individually. Selecting the Scan Area Click the selector tool on the toolbar and drag the mouse cursor (which will change into a ‘+’ shape) across the preview image to select the scan area.
  • Page 64: Final Scan

    Final Scan Initiate the final scan after you have set the scan settings for the preview images, adjusted the brightness and coloring, and selected a scan area. FilmGet FAU makes it possible to perform batch scans. If you have already selected the frames that you wish to scan, all you need do is click the Scan button.
  • Page 65 Scanning Click the at the top right (top left of the Macintosh version) of the window to close FilmGet FAU and display the scanned image(s) in the application program window. Batch Scanned Images • FilmGet FAU will automatically close when the ‘Close FilmGet •...
  • Page 66: Step 3 Adjusting Images

    STEP 3 Adjusting Images This section explains how to adjust the brightness and coloring of preview images.
  • Page 67: Image Adjustment Modes

    Adjusting Images Image Adjustment Modes You can use the image adjustments to correct a preview image if it is not quite to your satisfaction. Guide to the Image Adjustment Section Channel Selection Panel Adjustment Mode Tabs Adjustment Settings Area This is where the actual settings for each image adjustment mode are set and displayed.
  • Page 68: Adjustment Mode Types

    Adjustment Mode Types The available adjustment modes vary with the image mode that has been selected. You can switch between adjustment modes by clicking on the respective tabs. Color Image Mode (36-Bit and 24-Bit Color) Gamma Value. See p. Tone Curve. See p.
  • Page 69: Procedures Common To All Image Adjustment Modes

    Adjusting Images Procedures Common to all Image Adjustment Modes This topic introduces the procedures that are common to all image adjustment modes. Channel Selection Panel The color of each dot comprising the scanned image is expressed as a mixture of varying proportions of red (R), green (G) and blue (B). The settings for each of these colors, which are referred to as channels, can be adjusted individually or together via the master channel.
  • Page 70 Reset Buttons There are two reset buttons: one inside each tab and one at the bottom of the dialog. Reset Button inside Tab Reset All Button at Bottom • Reset Button inside Tab This button resets all the settings in the particular tab to the default values.
  • Page 71: How To Use Each Image Adjustment Mode

    Adjusting Images How to Use Each Image Adjustment Mode Refer to the chart below for an idea of how to use each image adjustment mode. See the page number referenced for each mode for more information on that particular mode. Is the image brightness and coloring to your satisfaction? Image is slightly...
  • Page 72 Adjustment is not required. Proceed to the final scan. Image is too bright or dark... Adjust the gamma value Adjust the brightness Monitor settings have settings to match the not yet been adjusted characteristics of your monitor. See p. Does it affect part or all of the image? Part Adjust the...
  • Page 73: Adjusting A Histogram

    Adjusting Images Adjusting a Histogram The histogram adjustment mode is available when the image mode is set to a color or grayscale setting. The histogram shows just how much data falls into each brightness level. Use this mode when you wish to specify the appropriate allocation of data between the brightest values (highlights) and the darkest values (shadows).
  • Page 74: Interpreting A Histogram

    Interpreting a Histogram You can select the entire image or specify an area for which a histogram will be generated. The relative heights of the peaks in the histogram indicate the concentration of data with the corresponding brightness values. Bright Distribution of Portion data with a bias...
  • Page 75: Adjusting Brightness/Contrast

    Adjusting Images Adjusting Brightness/Contrast The brightness/contrast adjustment mode is available when the image mode is set to a color or grayscale setting. Use this mode to adjust the overall brightness or contrast (difference between highlights and shadows) of an image. It is particularly useful when the original image is too bright or dark, or the contrast is too flat.
  • Page 76: Adjusting The Brightness

    Adjusting the Brightness Adjusting the brightness is effective when the entire image is too bright or dark. You must be careful, however, not to create excessive highlights or shadows by setting the value to extreme levels. Brightness = Neutral Brightness > Neutral Brightness <...
  • Page 77: Adjusting The Color Balance

    Adjusting Images Adjusting the Color Balance The color balance adjustment mode is available when the image mode is set to a color setting. Use this mode to adjust the balance between the three colors; red (R), green (G) and blue (B). It is especially useful when a particular color tone is too strong or weak.
  • Page 78 Adjust each color separately Red is accentu- ated Green is accentu- ated Blue is accentu- ated FilmGet FAU User’s Guide...
  • Page 79: Adjusting The Tone Curve

    Adjusting Images Adjusting the Tone Curve The tone curve adjustment mode is available when the image mode is set to a color or grayscale setting. Use this mode to adjust the brightness of the image by changing the relative input and output values on the tone curve, which is a graphical representation of the highlights and shadows.
  • Page 80: Interpreting Tone Curves

    Interpreting Tone Curves Highlights In FilmGet FAU, the input is the data scanned by the scanner and the output is Output Brightness the data displayed on the monitor. The tone curve Tone Curve shows the balance between Shadows highlights and shadows in Shadows the input and output.
  • Page 81: Adjusting The Gamma Value

    Adjusting Images Adjusting the Gamma Value The gamma value adjustment mode is available when the image mode is set to a color or grayscale setting. Use this mode to set a gamma value that matches the particular characteristics of the monitor you are using. It is especially useful for matching the colors that display on your monitor to the colors on the original image.
  • Page 82: Correcting The Gamma Value

    Correcting the Gamma Value Individual monitors reproduce colors in characteristic ways that are summarized by their ‘gamma values.’ The gamma values of most monitors fall within a range of 1.4 to 2.2, which reproduces colors slightly darker than the original. To faithfully reproduce the original colors, it is necessary to compensate for your monitor’s gamma value with the FilmGet FAU setting.
  • Page 83: Adjusting The Threshold Value

    Adjusting Images Adjusting the Threshold Value The threshold value adjustment mode is available when the image mode is set to black and white. In contrast to color and grayscale images, which are expressed with brightness settings ranging from 0 to 255, all the halftones in black and white images are expressed as either black (0) or white (255).
  • Page 84: Other Functions

    Other Functions This section explains the items displayed on the pull-down menus accessed from the FilmGet FAU menu bar.
  • Page 85: Settings Menu

    Other Functions Settings Menu Setting the Exposure The scanning process involves passing light through the film. You can adjust an image’s brightness by controlling the amount of light, which may also be called the exposure. You control the exposure by speed- ing up or slowing the rate of the scan.
  • Page 86: Setting The Preferences

    An overexposed image appears very bright, while an underexposed image appears very dark. Overexposed Exposure = Neutral Underexposed Setting the Preferences The preferences control how FilmGet FAU behaves when it scans and how it closes. Preview All Sets the trimming frames to the smaller sizes. Preview Size Sets the size at which preview images are...
  • Page 87: Make Trimming Frame Smaller

    Other Functions Make Trimming Frame Smaller Sets the trimming frames to 90% the size of a film frame (both width and height). WARNING • A trimming frame refers to the borders shown around film frames in the preview all window and should not be confused with the scan area selection frame used in the preview window.
  • Page 88: Use Color Matching

    Click the arrow button to select the monitor profile that matches your own. The default selection is [sRGB v1.10 (Canon)]. Change to another profile if the brightness or color balance are maladjusted in your image processing software or on your monitor.
  • Page 89: Setting The Power Saving Features

    Other Functions Setting the Power Saving Features The lamp unit of the Film Adapter Unit is always on when the unit is powered. The power saving function temporarily turns off the lamp to conserve energy when a scan is not initiated over a set period of time. This option is on by default and the activation period is set to 10 minutes.
  • Page 90 Max Combined Image File Size ..........Off Use Color Matching ..............On Use Color Matching ..............On Monitor Profile ....... sRGB v1.10 (Canon) Close FilmGet FAU after Acquire ..........Off Use Auto Exposure Compensation when Scanning: ....Off Display Last Preview Image at Startup: ........Off Power Save Settings ............
  • Page 91: Device And Help Menus

    Other Functions Device and Help Menus Selecting a Scanner FilmGet FAU should be used with a Film Adapter Unit FAU-S10 option installed on a CanoScan FB1200S scanner. If you are using more than one scanner, use the following procedures to select the scanner. WARNING •...
  • Page 92: Viewing The Device Version Information

    WARNING • Never fail to remove all film, film guides and other objects off the scanner platen before conducting this test. Viewing the Device Version Information You can view information about the Film Adapter Unit ROM version, SCSI ID and SCSI host number. Click the [Device] menu and select [Scanner Info]...
  • Page 93: Appendices

    Appendices The appendices contain troubleshooting tips for problems encountered when installing, starting or using FilmGet FAU. They also include a glossary of terms and the index. Read this section as the need arises.
  • Page 94: Troubleshooting

    Check the suggestions here first if you encounter problems installing or using FilmGet FAU. If the suggestions do not solve the problem or the problem is not listed here, contact the dealer or a Canon Customer Help Support Desk listed at the back of this guide.
  • Page 95: Scanning Problems

    Appendices Software Starting Problems • Can’t start FilmGet FAU from within an application program Cause 1: Film Adapter Unit and scanner are not connected correctly or the cables are loose Solution: Connect the Film Adapter Unit and scanner correctly, ensure that both are plugged into electrical outlets and restart the computer.
  • Page 96 • A portion of the preview image is missing or a black border appears around it Cause: Trimming frame is not correctly aligned over film Solution: Adjust the trimming frame position and size so that it is correctly aligned over the film. See p.
  • Page 97 Appendices Scan area selection cannot be freely set in the preview area Cause: Aspect ratio is fixed Solution: Click the [Aspect Ratio] button in the scan settings section, select [Custom] and resize the scan area selection. See p. Preview window displayed at a small size on monitor Cause: Monitor is set to a high resolution in the system settings dialog Solution 1: Change the system settings to lower the monitor resolution.
  • Page 98 Coloring is different between the scanned image and printed image Cause 1: Printer lacks sufficient toner Solution : Replenish the printer toner. Cause 2: Color matching system is not turned on Solution : Click the [Settings] menu, select [Preferences] and place a check in the [Use Color Matching] option or select an appropriate monitor profile.
  • Page 99: Glossary

    Appendices Glossary Auto Correct Tool An automatic function that adjusts the highlights and shadows of a preview image to optimal values. Bits/Number of Bits A 1-bit image can only be expressed in black and white. The thresh- old value determines which color, black or white, is used to represent a dot that carries a given brightness value.
  • Page 100: Image File

    Contrast The difference between the highlights and shadows in a scanned film. Raising the contrast has the effect of clarifying the image, while lowering it produces a somewhat blurry appearance. The acronym for dots per inch. The resolution of monitors and printers is expressed as the number of dots displayed or printed in one horizontal inch.
  • Page 101: Image Mode

    Appendices Image Mode A mode that is selected to scan an image. The available options are 36-bit color, 24-bit color, 12-bit grayscale, 8-bit grayscale and black and white. Optical Resolution The resolution at which a scanner reads information from the object it scans.
  • Page 102 Selector Tool The tool used to select a portion of an image for scanning. In the FilmGet FAU main window, the selector tool can be used to select a particular area of a preview image for rescanning as a preview image. Slider A device on many settings tabs for adjusting settings values.
  • Page 103: Index

    Appendices Index 12-Bit Grayscale ........... 35, 70, 98, 99, 120 Format Film 120 Format Settings Tool ............Film Guide ................Settings ................33, 16-Bit Channel Mode ..............24-Bit Color ..........35, 50, 68, 70, 88, 98, 36-Bit Color ............ 35, 68, 70, 88, 98, 8-Bit Grayscale .............
  • Page 104 Reset Button ............... 45, 67, Reset All Button ..............67, Save Button ..............67, Scan Button ..............27, Show/Hide Tool Tips Button ......... 27, 29-30 Show Preview All Window Button ......27, 29, 36, Calibration ............. 12, 36, 41, 64, Calibration Strip ...............
  • Page 105 Appendices Facsimiles ............5, 46, 54-55, 57, File Mode ................47, 50, File Size ..................50, Film Guide ................12, 32, Film Type ................12, 31, Fixed Image Size Button ..............Frames All ................13, 27, Previewing ................ 12, Selecting ................. Single ..................
  • Page 106 Installing FilmGet FAU (Macintosh) ....... 11, 17, 21, Installing FilmGet FAU (Windows) ......11, 17, 18-20, Load Button ................67, Main Window ..............13, 27-28 Make Trimming Frame Smaller ............Master Channel ................Max Combined Image File Size ..........87, Menu Bar .................
  • Page 107 Appendices Saving the Preview Image ............Switching between Preview Images ........Switching between Images in the Preview All Window ..Printer Mode ................47, Pull-Down Menu Customizing the Pull-Down Menu .......... Quitting FilmGet FAU (Macintosh) ..........Reset Button ............... 45, 67, Reset All Button ................
  • Page 108 Scanning Final Scan ............35, 27, 31, 64-65 Preview All Scan ..............36-40 Preview Scan ..............41-43 Procedures ................Scanning Shortcuts ................. Scan Settings ............... 14, 46-61 Adding ................... Custom Mode ................ Deleting .................. Procedures ................Saving to a File ............... Scan Settings Section ...............
  • Page 109 Appendices Sending Images as Facsimiles ..........54-55, Software Version Information ............System Requirements ..............Text Mode ................47, Text/Printer/Fax Mode ............... 47, Threshold Value ............35, 83, 99, Title Bar ..................27, Tone Curve ..................Adjusting ................Interpreting Tone Curves ............Tools 120 Format Settings ...............
  • Page 110 White Point Eyedropper Tool ..........73, Window Resizing ................Zoom In Tool Main Window ..............28, Preview All Window ............29, Zoom Out Tool Main Window ..............28, Preview All Window ............29, Zoom Reset Tool Main Window ..............28, Preview All Window ............
  • Page 111 Canon Customer Support Help Desk if you have any questions or suggestions about this guide. Canon Inc. reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein at any time without prior notice.
  • Page 112 CANON (UK) LTD. CANON ESPAÑA S.A. Canon House, Manor Road, Wallington, Surrey C/Joaquin Costa No 41, 28002 SM6 0AJ, United Kingdom Madrid, Spain For technical support, please contact Canon HelpDesk: 906-301255 Helpdesk. Tel.: 91-5384500 Helpdesk: Fax.: 91-4117780 P.O. Box 431, Wallington, Surrey SM6 0XU CANON AUSTRALIA PTY.

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