Removing Dust and Scratches from 35mm Slides

I'm reviewing an Epson Perfection V850 Photo Scanner and just saw the power of it's Digital ICE® technology for removing dust and scratches from old 35mm slides. If I had to use Photoshop, it would not have been so quick and easy.


  1. It's the day after Christmas, and I feel like I'm still opening up presents. I just took some old slides out of some KODAK Ektachrome slide boxes and scanned them with the Epson Perfection V850 Photo Scanner.
  2. On my first scan, I did not select any added features so the slides would scan in quickly, but once scanned, I saw that they had a lot of dust on them and didn't look that great.
  3. Here's the first scans of a couple of slides from what became known at The Great Lynn Fire of 1981.
  4. It was a huge fire that consumed many blocks of the downtown business district.
  5. I didn't like hte quality of the scans, so I turned on EPSON Scan Color Restoration and DIGITAL ICE Technology in the EPSON scanner software and rescanned the images.
  6. EPSON Scan Color Restoration DIGITAL ICE Technology
    EPSON Scan Color Restoration DIGITAL ICE Technology
  7. It took a little bit longer, but it was worth it.