Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Scanning with the Nikon CoolScan 8000 and Nikon Scan 4

To scan in your negs/slides in a high quality you are best off using the Nikon Coolscan 8000.

Log in and load Nikon Scan 4 located in - Applications > Nikon Software > Nikon Scan 4

  1.  When Nikon Scan is fully loaded, switch on the Nikon Coolscan 8000, making sure the cover is up (closed)
  2. When you get a message on screen that the cover is up, push the cover down. 
  3. Load your film/slides into the holder
  4. Load the holder into the scanner. Look for the arrow on the holder to orient it the correct way. Be gentle and eventually it will take the film in.
  5. You may need to wait, but eventually a pull out button will appear on screen. Click this to see the number of slides.
  6. Click on a slide (or hold down shift to select more) and press preview. This will do a 'quick' scan of the slides.
  7. Clicking on one of these slides now gives you a preview
  8. Click a slide (or multiple) and click "Scan"

If you've selected multiple slides, another dialogue box appears. Click on “Browse” and navigate to one of the Local Hard Drives - i.e. Scratch Disk or OS X > Users > Shared

NOTE: You cannot save to you Home Drive, you need to save to the Machine.

If you've only scanned in one slide, when it has finished it will load this image up. You need to save this.

Click - File > Save. Navigate to one of the Local Hard Drives - i.e. Scratch Disk or OS X > Users > Shared

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