Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai Film Scanner, 7200 dpi, USB 2.0 Interface for Windows & Mac

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About Plustek

The Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai is a high resolution, 7200 dpi film scanner with an environmentally friendly design that features improved image quality and power savings. The state of the art LED light source maximizes image quality while minimizing power consumption. Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai comes bundled with LaserSoft Imaging's SilverFast 6.6 Ai Studio IT8 (Multi-Exposure) software. SilverFast 6.6 Ai Studio IT8 (Multi-Exposure) includes the following image enhancing features: Multi-Exposure, fully automatic IT8 calibration, iSRD (Infrared Smart Removal of Defects), NegaFix, Selective Color Correction, Auto Adjust, USM, plus many more.

Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai combined with SilverFast Ai Studio IT8 (Multi-Exposure) is a perfect solution for professional photographers, serious amateur or hobbyist photographers and anyone who seeks professional quality film to digital conversions.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Compact (8),Easy to use (7),Easy to set up (6),Durable construction (4),Reliable (4),Easy to setup (3)
Best Uses:
Photos (7),Professional documents (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Frequent user (8),Heavy duty user (4)

Plustek Features

  • Real-time Control and Automatic Scan Modes: For users experienced with scanning film, real-time controls provide instant feedback and maximum control of scanned images. For less experience users, fully automatic functions produce the highest quality image in the shortest time.
  • Automatic Dust and Scratch Removal: iSRD dust and scratch removal can restore dusty and scratched film producing an image better than the original.
  • Automatic IT8 Calibration: The OpticFilm 7600 Ai includes an IT8 Calibration target, which allows users to obtain accurate colors and generates ICC-profile by just one click. Notice the accurate color rendering of the scanned image below after IT8 Calibration:
  • Enhanced with Multi-Exposure functions on negative Film
  • Built-in Multi-Sampling function for quality image.
  • USB High Speed 2.0 connection, up to 4 times faster than standard USB1.1 transfer speed.
  • 35mm IT8 Calibration Target: SilverFast 35mm IT8 calibration which allows the user to generate ICC color profiles. Using this feature, you can calibrate your scanner using a standard color target which LaserSoft Imaging supplies to you.
  • Two film holders are provided: One is for mounted slides, holding up to four mounted slides. The other one is for filmstrips, holding a piece of filmstrip, or up to 6 frames at one time.
  • SilverFast for professionals: Advanced users will be delighted with the bundled world-class image editing software - SilverFast 6.6 Ai Studio iSRD+MultiExposure. It comes with iSRD (hardware solution to Dust and Scratch Removal) and many other advanced features.
  • NewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5: ImageFolio is a comprehensive multimedia image-processing program. You can create new images by using the ImageFolio's powerful tools. This sophisticated set of image-editing tools enables you to quickly create new images or enhance pre-existing ones.
  • Complete image-tuning functions.
  • Easy to manage and preview image files.
  • Monitor Gamma adjustment.
  • TWAIN interface support for automatic fine-tuning during scanning.
  • Support TIF, PCX, BMP, TGA, JPG, PCD, WMF and PNG file format. (PC)
  • NewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10: Powerful document management software for OCR, Powerful document management software for OCR, PDF creation, or format conversion to Microsoft Word or Excel. TWAIN-Express makes it easy to connect with your scanner.
  • Built-in award-winning OCR.
  • Supports over 100 popular applications.
  • Unlimited nested folders to easily organize files.
  • Full-text search with adjustable fuzzy logic and index search.
  • Easy image editing QuickFix tools with real-time preview.
  • New annotation tools include sticky notes and rubber stamps.
  • Share photos via e-mail easily with Presto! Wrapper.
  • Share photos via the Internet by connecting to PhotoNet.
  • Works with any TWAIN scanner.

Plustek Specifications

Interface
USB 2.0
Technology
Color CCD image sensor
Hardware Resolution
7200 x 7200 dpi
Dynamic Range
3.5
Max. scanning area
36.8 x 25.4 mm (1.45 "x 1") for Negative
Preview Speed
7.57 seconds for slide and 8.01 sec for negative film
Scan Speed
3600dpi: Approx. 32.14 sec (multi-sampling ON)
7200dpi: Approx. 56.82 sec (multi-sampling ON)
Multi-Exposure on negative film
Yes
Multi-Sampling
Yes
Infrared Function
Yes
Color Depth
48 bit/pixel
Scan Mode
Single Pass
Lamp
White LED
Film Holder
Mounted slides, up to 4 slides
Filmstrip, up to 6 frames
Infrared
BUILT-IN
Regulatory Certificates
CE, FCC, UL/cUL, TUV
OS Support
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 & MAC
System Requirements Hardware
CD-ROM Drive
One available USB Port
512 MB RAM
500 MB free HDD space
High Color graphic card (VGA or higher)
System Requirements Windows
Pentium III or faster CPU
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
System Requirements Macintosh
PPC G4, PPC G5, Intel
MAC 10.3.9 and higher including Leopard
Dimensions (D x W x H)
272 x 120 x 119 mm / 4.73" x 10.7" x 4.7" (scanner only)
Net Weight
Approx. 1.6Kg / 3.5 lbs (scanner only)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 13 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Able to compare with my old Nikon 9000

My Nikon was broken. But I still have 1000 of old negative and slide. I bought Plustek and tried. This is amazingly out of my expectation!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent scanner for an excellent price

Silverfast - the full version with target slide is bundled with this scanner - is worth more than the price of this scanner, so is a great value. Very powerful scanning software with a large learning curve. The scanner is modestly slow for simple scans; but if you use the more powerful features of the software - multiple pass scanning, iSRD to remove scratches (no Digital ICE in this scanner), Adaptive Color Optimization, GANE to reduce noise - then scan can stretch up to 20 minutes per slide...

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Silverfast - the full version with target slide is bundled with this scanner - is worth more than the price of this scanner, so is a great value. Very powerful scanning software with a large learning curve. The scanner is modestly slow for simple scans; but if you use the more powerful features of the software - multiple pass scanning, iSRD to remove scratches (no Digital ICE in this scanner), Adaptive Color Optimization, GANE to reduce noise - then scan can stretch up to 20 minutes per slide. The results at best, are good but very soft. I would have bought a Nikon slide scanner instead, but the company is now fully out of the film business, so those of us with slides have to choose from a small number of lessor choices, like this scanner. But if you have a lot of slides to scan, you might want to consider using a commercial service to do it instead - this scanner will take you a very long time to work through them; better for scanning slides when needed.

Reviewed by 13 customers

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not for Kodachomes

By

from AZ  -  Frequent User

Spot on for E6 but useless for Kodachromes, which is what I bought it for. Silverfast images are solarized catastrophes, the native driver with quickscan push putton isnt too bad but shows infamous Kodachrome blue shift. Best option is to buy VueScan which minimizes your PS tweaking.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does wonders on 60+ year old slides

By

from Twin Cities, MN  -  Heavy Duty User

This is a great unit. I am using it to scan in 60+ year old Kodachrome slides. The color replication and iSRD are superb. With many of the slides it's hard to believe they are 60+ years old when you see the final image. What really made it apparent to me was when I compared this to an HP flatbed scanner with a slide attachement. Night and day; this blew the HP out of the water. Worth every penny. The only flaw is the slide holder is quite flimsy. Do yourself a favor; if you have a lot of slides order an additional slide holder set. That way you can prep the one while the other is in use. Makes things that much quicker.

 
5.0

Exceeded my expectations

By

from Fort Collins, CO  -  Frequent User

I can finally prepare my images for production as I saw the subject

 
3.0

just ok

By

from sunny southwest USA  -  Heavy Duty User

hold out and buy a Nikon scanner. i migrated from the Nikon Coolscan 4000ED and i miss it already. this unit is very much dependant on Silverfast even if you use other scan engines. namely i tried Viewscan. the front buttons need to find Silverfast tho drivers are installed. this makes their other software they bundled unusable. i like the carrier heavy design great, except one thing: the cover hinges from the end. nikon carriers hing on the side. so if you have curled negatives it makes for lot easier film strip placemet. obviously Plustek designers have never used film or been in a darkroom. i was going to buy a Plustek Bookscanner but now i do not think so.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

PlusTek OpticFilm 7600i film scanner out

By

from Armed Forces Europe  -  Frequent User

The built in infrared sensor in the 7600i film scanner, coupled with SilverFast software version 8 is a powerful combination that removes more film scratches in one click that I could have rectified in hours with either a scanner sans infrared or older software (both infrared hardware and Silverfast 8 are needed to maximize this capability). Note: not yet compatible with OS 10.7 (Lion)

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Decent scanner for an excellent price

By

from Portland, OR  -  Frequent User

Silverfast - the full version with target slide is bundled with this scanner - is worth more than the price of this scanner, so is a great value. Very powerful scanning software with a large learning curve. The scanner is modestly slow for simple scans; but if you use the more powerful features of the software - multiple pass scanning, iSRD to remove scratches (no Digital ICE in this scanner), Adaptive Color Optimization, GANE to reduce noise - then scan can stretch up to 20 minutes per slide. The results at best, are good but very soft. I would have bought a Nikon slide scanner instead, but the company is now fully out of the film business, so those of us with slides have to choose from a small number of lessor choices, like this scanner. But if you have a lot of slides to scan, you might want to consider using a commercial service to do it instead - this scanner will take you a very long time to work through them; better for scanning slides when needed.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great scanner for price

By

from Rochester, NY  -  Heavy Duty User

Within 1/2 hr, I was able to set up the scanner and obtain scans from slides on a Mac OSX Snow Leopard Machine. I find the supplied software (Silverfast) to be potentially of value but to have some learning curve. Like another reviewer, I opted to download and buy VueScan and have been very satisfied with the scans for slides (ektachromes and kodachromes) color negatives and B&W. I will still send the best slides to a scanning service (I use Pixmonix), as well as the more difficult ones (shadow detail).

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple and quick to set up

By

from St. Paul, MN  -  Infrequent User

The setup and installation on a Mac is quick and easy. I got the scanner out of the box and had my first slide finished within 15 minutes. The scratch and dust auto correction works about how I thought it would - a little clumsily - but it does get you started and cleans up most of the problems on the first run. You will want to do final edit in photoshop though. The carrier trays feel substantial and the whole unit seems well built. Next time they could save the carrier bag - I'd rather not have received it - and the foam packaging has to go - let's be a little greener wherever we can.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible High Rez Scanner

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Heavy Duty User

The colors are on. It gets me super sharp scans of my negs (I have printed an abstract 40x60" print off this thing. AMAZING! I'm a pro photographer and use this along with my coolscan 9000.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice scanner with excellent value

By

from Seattle WA  -  Frequent User

price is reasonable, including a $200 advance silverfast software, a good buy.

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
WAYNE H  I needed a quality film scanner that was not overly expensive. I have many years of black and white negatives and color transparencies that I intend to scan. The scanner is good, but getting the time to scan is not so good.
Kaila K  Hi. Does this scanner work with ancient 110 film?
Helen O  Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai Film Scanner includes one holder for mounted 35mm slides and one holder for 35mm film strips (6 frames) no other film holders are included.
Shopper  is only for 35 mm film and slides?
THEODORE R  That is correct Ted Rossman
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