Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Effectiveness of ICE

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Singapore, Pasir Ris
    Posts
    644

    Default Effectiveness of ICE

    Just wondering how effective is ICE in removing fungus marks on negatives/positives during a scan? Opinions appreciated.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    6,405

    Default

    See for yourself. This is with a old Nikon Coolscan III.

    Without ICE


    With ICE


    Except for the parts where the emulsion is scratched off, ICE removes normal scratches etc pretty effectively.

    Regards
    CK

  3. #3

    Default

    lmao, couldn't stop laughing when i saw's ckiang's pic. how u abuse ur negative one?

    anyway, back to the topic, does ice actually remove fungus? wat if the fungus stays inside the scanner

    ~MooEy~

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    6,405

    Default

    Well, this is one of my reject slides, so I just used them as a torture test for testing the ICE technology of my scanner. And it didn't fail me. Dunno how to remove fungus from a scanner though.

    Regards
    CK

  5. #5

    Default

    eh...wat is ICE technology??? can teach??

  6. #6

    Default Digital ICE

    Digital Ice is what we have built into our Slide & Film Scanners to make a Slide look the best it can, before you fix what's left over in Adobe PhotoShop.

    BTW: Sicience Fiction Software.com is now selling Digital ICE as plug-ins for PhotoShop. Since the Program is built into our scanners, that is the only time we can use it now.

    As for fungus & slides, we use PEC-12 to clean all the slides we scan, dirty Negatives are cleaned also before scanning if needed, I don't want to save time today, & have to learn how to tear down, & clean the scanners if I don't have to.

    The time it saves me in PhotoShop is realy worth the extra money I have to pay for the scanners. It's not cheap, so you will have to decide how much you will use the process, & are you getting paid to use it. We do DVDs from Slides, Film & Pics, so the time saved in Photoshop, is pure profit

    Mike

  7. #7

    Default

    oh....so ICE is a program...and PEC - 12 is some sort of cleaning gel or liquid or something tt u physically use on the slides etc rite....

    juzt wanna make sure i get it right.... thanks for the info..

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Singapore, Pasir Ris
    Posts
    644

    Default

    I'm not sure if ICE can fully be implemented as a software solution. My understanding is that it uses a channel in the scanner to detect irregulaties on the surface of the film and correct them. Wonder how the pure software version will work.

    I have actually tried using PEC-12 but looks the fingus on my slides cannot be effectively removed. In fact, the PEC-12 liquid leaves a white layer on my film. So I stopped using it now. My current Minolta Scan Dual III is quite useless against removing the fungus marks from the scans. The fungus marks are more subtle until viewed in full size. Wonder if anybody could let me try scanning my "fungified" film on their ICE-enabled scanner to see how effective is ICE against fungus marks.

  9. #9
    Deregistered
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Planet Nikon
    Posts
    21,925

    Default

    DanMan, you need a CoolScan 9000




    BUY BUY BUY

  10. #10

    Default

    From my puny knowledge, the effect of ICE applied in photoshop cannot be better than the one used by film scanners.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •