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Polaroid Ships SprintScan 4000 Plus

Slide scanner offers enhanced dynamic range By Dave Nagel
Polaroid has unveiled the new, enhanced version of its SprintScan 4000--the SprintScan 4000 Plus. The new model offers both FireWire and USB connectivity, as well as an enhanced dynamic range.

The SprintScan 4000 Plus scans 35 mm slides, filmstrips and Advanced Photo System (APS) film formats. It has an optical resolution of 4,000 DPI, a dynamic range of 4.2 Dmax and a scan time of less than one minute for a 35 mm slide at 4,000 DPI.

The new scanner also comes with two software packages--Polaroid PolaColor Insight Pro and Silverfast Ai 5.5 and HDR by Lasersoft. The software suite offers scanning capabilities, dodging and burning, color correction and dust removal. t also gives users the ability to create film profiles for chromes with the supplied IT8 target.

The SprintScan 4000 Plus is available now for $1,295. Other scanner's in Polaroid's line of professional-level scanners include the SprintScan 120 Plus (medium format scanner) and the SprintScan 45 Ultra multi-format scanner (for negatives and slides up to 4" x 5"). The scanners sell for $2,695 and $4,995, respectively. For more information, visit

Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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