Your scanner and its Epson Scan software are equipped with the Digital ICE Technology and Digital ICE Lite Technology features that remove stubborn dust or scratch marks from color film or slides.
Digital ICE Technology can remove dust marks that the Dust Removal feature cannot. However, it takes longer to scan using Digital ICE Technology and also uses more of your system resources. It is best to try removing dust marks using Dust Removal before using Digital ICE Technology. See Removing Dust Marks for details.
You can use Dust Removal or Digital ICE Technology on the following types of film or slides:
* Kodachrome film is not supported.
** Only chromogenic monochrome negative film is supported.
Before using Digital ICE Technology, make sure your system meets the requirements in Digital ICE Technology Specifications.
Follow these steps to remove dust or scratch marks from film or slides using Epson Scan’s Home or Professional Mode:
Home Mode: Click the Digital ICE Technology checkbox.
Professional Mode: Scroll down to the Adjustments area and click the Digital ICE Technology checkbox. If you want to decrease the level of the Digital ICE Technology correction effect, click the + (Windows) or (Macintosh) button next to the option and select the Digital ICE Lite Technology setting in the Mode list.
What happens next depends on how you started Epson Scan. See Finishing the Scan for details.
To use Digital ICE Technology, your system memory and hard disk space must meet the requirements in the table below. Digital ICE Technology needs additional resources to process and store your scanned images at the sizes and resolutions specified here.
* This is the actual scan resolution used by Digital ICE Technology, which is higher than the scan resolution you specify in Epson Scan. Make sure your system resources meet these increased requirements.