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KODAK PROFESSIONAL RFS 3600 Film Scanner

TWAIN Data Source ReadMe

KODAK PROFESSIONAL RFS 3600 Film Scanner


Version 2.10 for WINDOWS Systems

March, 2002

Contents

Hardware System Support

The KODAK RFS 3600 TWAIN Data Source is supported on Microsoft's 32-bit Windows/Intel x86 or compatible PCs with the following minimum system requirements:

  • 300 MHz Pentium
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • 200 MB of free disk space
  • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 5.0 LE or ADOBE ELEMENTS 1.0.
  • 800x600Screen area, 16-bit color display (higher color setting recommended)

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Operating System Support

The KODAK RFS 3600 TWAIN Data Source has been tested on systems using the following MICROSOFT Operating Systems:

  • WINDOWS 98 Second Edition (SCSI and USB)
  • WINDOWS NT 4.0 Service Pack 5 (SCSI only)
  • WINDOWS 2000 (USB Only)
    Note WINDOWS 2000 Users: If you have administrator rights on your WINDOWS 2000 PC, you may install and operate this TWAIN Data Source when you are logged on using your system account. If your Windows 2000 account is a Power User account, your system administrator must install the RFS 3600 TWAIN Data Source software. Then, your administrator must change your account and give you "Modify" privileges to the folder: <winroot>\twain_32\KFILM


  • WINDOWS XP Home and PROFESSIONAL (USB only)
    Note: Note WINDOWS XP Professional Users: Your System Administrator must install the software and connect the scanner. The Administrator may use the XP Professional Upgrade, New or Full Installation option. After the New Hardware Wizard has completed its procedure, a common User may log on and run the RFS 3600 software.


  • WINDOWS XP Home Edition (USB only)
    Note WINDOWS XP Home Edition: Your system must have a New Installation (option on the WINDOWS XP Upgrade Version CD-ROM) or a Full Installation (WINDOWS XP Full Version CD-ROM).

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TWAIN Compliance

The KODAK RFS 3600 TWAIN Data Source is TWAIN 1.8 compliant.

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Contents of the Download

The ReadMe.txt file is located on your computer hard drive in the "RFS 3600 SW Installer\Disk1" folder. For best results when printing with Notepad, select "File/Page Setup" and set "Orientation" to "Landscape".

The User's Manual PDF file is available at www.kodak.com in a variety of languages. You must have ADOBE ACROBAT READER installed on your computer to use this manual. A link to obtain this software is located on the manual download page.

A User's Manual Addendum is also available at www.kodak.com. You must review this Addendum to learn about the new features in this software release.

A firmware binary file is also available at www.kodak.com You must use this firmware file with this new software release. Information is provided in the User's Manual Addendum.

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Installation

You must install this software first, before connecting your RFS 3600 film scanner to your PC System. This should be done whether you will be using the USB or the SCSI interface.

It is recommended that you uninstall any previous versions of The KODAK RFS 3600 TWAIN Data Source before installing this new version. To uninstall a previous version, click Start/Settings/Control Panel, then double click Add/Remove Programs. On the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog, Install/Uninstall tab, select the previous version of the KODAK RFS 3600 TWAIN Data Source, then click the Add/Remove button.

To install the KODAK RFS 3600 TWAIN Data Source, navigate on your computer's hard drive to the location where you downloaded the file from the Kodak Web site. Double click the file and then you will be prompted for a location to save the expanded files. For example, save to location C:\Kodak. The default location will be C:\Temp.

Next, in the expanded files folder, you will find the structure: ..\RFS 3600 SW INSTALLER\DISK_1. Inside the DISK_1 folder, double click the Setup.exe icon.

If you have a previous version of the RFS 3600 Film Scanner TWAIN Data Source, a message will appear telling you the older TWAIN must be removed before the new TWAIN can be installed. Click OK and the removal process will execute.

Once the old TWAIN is removed, the installation of the new TWAIN will launch automatically. If it does not, double click the setup.exe icon again. When the installation screens for the new TWAIN appears, follow the directions on the screens.

If the installation files are copied to a network drive, the installation may fail with the message "The parameter is incorrect." if the network path to the installation directory is too long. This problem can be resolved by moving the installation directory to a location with a shorter network path.

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New Features

Your RFS 3600 Film Scanner must have firmware Version 1.34 installed before these new features are available. You may obtain the firmware file 3600_134.bin from www.kodak.com; see the RFS 3600 User's Manual for the scanner's firmware upgrade procedure.

Note: Review the User's Manual Addendum which is available at www.kodak.com. All the new features of the Version 2.10 software are explained in the Addendum. The new features are too numerous to list in this ReadMe.

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Corrected Issues

None

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Unsupported Features

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP Actions are not available within any TWAIN Data Source dialog, including the KODAK RFS 3600 TWAIN Data Source user interface.

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Functional Clarifications

Updates / Corrections to your non-English language RFS 3600 Film Scanner User's Manual

  1. Page 15, step 4 - Your scanner was shipped with two power cords, not two power plugs.
  2. Page 32 and other pages - The Green check mark button is now referred to as the Exit button.
  3. Page 28 - The drawing showing the insertion of a mounted slide into the scanner is wrong. The slide should be inserted with the film frame's long dimension at the top.
  4. Page 33, step 4 and page 65 - Here is a clearer explanation of the difference between the 8-Bit and 12-Bit modes: Set Color Depth by choosing either 8-Bit or 12-Bit per channel from the Color Depth drop-down list. With either setting, the scanner performs a 12-bit prescan or scan. However, the setting you choose determines how much data is then transferred from the scanner to the TWAIN Data Source. With 12-Bit selected, the full 12 bits of data per pixel are transferred. With 8-Bit selected, only 8 bits are transferred. Transferring less data (8 bits) requires less time; however, transferring more data (12 bits) means the data reaching the TWAIN Data Source will provide higher quality results. Even if you select 8-Bit, the data are expanded to 12-bit once it is transferred to the host software. Therefore with either choice (8-Bit or 12-Bit), further image processing in the host software is done in 12-bit mode. Finally, with either choice, when the data is moved into ADOBE PHOTOSHOP by the host software, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP converts the data into a single 8-bit byte-per-pixel.
  5. Page 34, step C - change to: If the frame is not centered properly in the scan position, tap the Reverse or Forward buttons...
  6. Page 40 - change to: If you prescan when the Film Type is set to Reversal, the SBA is not applied by default and the button remains off (up). However, by selecting the SBA button, you can activate the SBA.
  7. Page 44, step 6: Set the channel to All, or separately to Red, Green, or Blue;
  8. Page 44, step 8 - change to: If necessary, click the Reset button to undo all color adjustments made to the image during this visit to this tab.
  9. Page 53 - change the first sentence on the page to: you must apply these features to the image in that window and not in the preview image or the After image beneath.
  10. Page 55, Auto Focus Slide topic - The total range of the slide focus position may be an integer from 1 to 40. Thin slide mounts may use this entire range. However, thicker slide mounts will have a smaller manual focus range.
  11. Page 61, Exit button topic- change to: If you click Exit to close the host software after you have prescanned frames but have not performed a final scan on all of those frames, a confirmation box is displayed.
  12. Page 65, Profiles (Monitor and Depth) topic: If your desired output color space is not listed, choose KODAK sRGB_Display.
  13. Page 72, the Save Scan Profiles function has been changed to a Manage Scan Profiles system.
  14. Page 78, fifth paragraph - When multiple frames are selected, the values displayed on the screen are those for the frame shown in the image area.
  15. Page 88, section titled: "Images scanned from slides are not focused properly." Add: The assumption is made that the camera was properly focused when it capture the image.
  16. Page 90, first message explanation: You have used improper characters in the scan profile filename. Try again with a filename that meets requirements for your operating system.
  17. Page 90, dpi error message, it should read: The Scan Resolution will be set to 3600dpi/72dpi...
  18. Page 92, output resolution error message, change to: The output resolution you have entered is not within the range of the Host software.
  19. Page 92 - ICC profile error message, change to: There is a problem with the ICC profile. If the file was installed with the host software, quit ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, then run the installation program again, and click Repair. Try the host software again. If the same problem occurs, quit ADOBE PHOTOSHOP again. Run the installation program, but this time click Remove. Then run the installation program again. This reinstalls the host software. Try the host software again. If you obtained the file from another source, such as through a download from the Web, obtain and reinstall a fresh copy of that file.
  20. Page 96, shipping instruction - your Kodak Service Representative will instruct you on what should be returned with your scanner.
  21. Page 100, Scanner Software Specifications, Color Depth, change to: Selectable between 8-bits and 12-bits per channel (image processing is always performed in 12-bit data space and output is in 8-bit).
  22. Page 101, Scanner Software Specifications, Scan File Size, change to: Approximately 50 megabytes (MB) for 8-bit scans on full 35mm frames at 3600 dpi input resolution.
  23. Page 103, Scanner Software Specifications, Prescan section, change to: To perform an initial 300 dpi scan of a frame resulting in a thumbnail, as well as a larger version of the image,...

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Functional Limitations

The RFS 3600 has not been tested on the Windows 95 OSR2 platform. Eastman Kodak Company assumes no liability for issues found or experienced with this operating system.

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Known Bugs

None known at this time.

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SCSI Information

If you are using the KODAK PROFESSIONAL RFS 3600 Scanner utilizing the SCSI interface, the scanner must be connected to the computer and turned on prior to booting the computer.

When using a AHA-2940 SCSI card, you may experience fewer problems if you set the Host Adapter SCSI Termination setting to Automatic.

WNASPI32.dll must be installed in the WinNT\System32 folder in WINDOWS NT and WINDOWS 2000. This file is part of the EZ-SCSI installation.

WNASPI32.dll must be installed in the WINDOWS\System folder in WINDOWS 98. This file is part of the EZ-SCSI installation.

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USB Information

See the RFS 3600 Film Scanner's User's Manual Addendum for up-to-date information regarding the film scanner and USB connectivity.

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Warnings

Do not use a RFS 3600 Film Scanner programmed with the new firmware version 1.34 with the older Photoshop TWAIN Data Source or Acquire Module software version 1.20, 1.10 or 1.00.

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Contacting Eastman Kodak Company

For technical assistance in the United States call:

  • 1-800-CD-KODAK (1-800-235-6325)

For technical assistance in Canada call

  • 1-800-GO-KODAK (1-800-465-6325)

Or visit our Web site at http://www.kodak.com.

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Additional Product Acknowledgements

This software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.

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Other Related Software

 • Acquire Module

 • TWAIN Data Source

 • RFS 3600 Firmware

 • RFS 3600 Film Terms

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