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Yellow color cast to scanned slides

My Nikon CoolScan V film scanner has begun producing scans of slides with an overwhelmingly yellow color cast. This persists even when I ramp up the blue in the tool box before scanning.

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  • suza1 Oct 30, 2008

    Problem solved! The scanner appears to have spontaneously repaired itself. I just tested it on some color film negatives. These turned out fine. I then scanned some slides, including the original ones that came out yellow, and those turned out normal as well.

    I'm glad I learned about FixYa. I hope Darklord1 didn't go to any trouble yet on my behalf. If he did, thanks! --suza1

  • ERIC Mar 07, 2012

    I am seeing the same problem. Coolscan V with latest software, new driver to use on Windows 7 x64. Works great with negatives, but positive slides were totally yellow. I don't know how I fixed it but kept turning stuff on and off including the Nikon color management, kept restarting the program and resetting the unit unit bam! all good. Scanned many slides, then shut down, next time turned on same problem, same solution. Makes no sense but I got my slides scanned, glad it's done now..



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Nah i didnt get into any trouble,, feel free to use us anytime!!! I'm happy the scanner worked if you need any more help you know how to find us..Next time that happens with the scanner try unplugging it restart the system and then plug it back in.. :)

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It's been several years since I used my Coolscan IV, so I've updated the drivers, got it talking to the computer, imported the image into Photoshop CS2. The image colors are way off, red is green, another slide has a blue cast, etc. I've turned the scanner off and on several times, reloaded the drivers, played with the settings, etc. What else can I do?

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