Unwanted cropping of some 35mm slides using CanoScan 8400F
Using the 'Canoscan 8400F', when scanning slides, whether the older square ones,
or the more common rectangular ones, the scanner is often not coming up with the
correct 'Film Size' in 'Input Settings', and unacceptable cropping of the image
occurs in both 'Simple Mode' and 'Advanced Mode'.
The width (approx
3.49cm) is correctly detected, but the height is often wrong, and if I attempt
to make it larger, e.g. approx 2.3 cm (instead of the around 1.9cm or 2.0cm
detected), I get the message: "An invalid number was specified".
a fix for this is required URGENTLY! Please help!
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'Tain't necessary. And not getting the part can be an improvement. I cut out a cardboard template that allows me to scan 10 slides rather than the 4 of Canon's official slide adapter.
All the Canon part does is position them precisely so cropping and rotation are automatic. With Photoshop skills (File ' Automate), you can do the same yourself for whatever size. I ended up doing Brownie, 35, and 126 (gasp!) also.
For extra credit, make your adapter(s) out of genuine plastic rather than whatever cereal box you have lying around.
Your scanner came with some software inside the box. If this is a second hand scanner with no additional software download the drivers from www.canon.com and run the software accordingly.
Mac os X does not require this process. connect the scanner to your machine and simply load the slides in the tray scanner and use the application "IMAGE CAPTURE" located in local_disk/applications/
The pictures automatically load and you select to crop or scan as is.
Later the image will appear on the desktop upon completion of scan.
For windows: I made you a link for your convenience:
Open the CanoScan Toolbox.
Click the Save option.
Put a check in the box that states "Display the Scanner Driver".
Click the Advanced Mode tab.
Make sure Select Source is set to "Platen".
Click the Preview button at the top left.
If the error still occurs, then most likely it will be a service issue.
One thing to check...see if the inside lamp illuminates when you turn the scanner on using the power button at the back left side of the scanner.