Scanning 35MM Slides in Batch mode with VueScan 9 and Epson Perfection V700 Photo

Scanning 35MM Slides in Batch mode with VueScan 9


This post explains optimal settings that I use for Scanning Kodak Kodachrome and Extachrome 35 mm slides using VueScan with Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner. This is an alternative to using Epson Scan application.

There are several features of the V700 for dust removal and color correction that I will be using. It adds to scan time but well worth it.


Here we will go over the individual tabs and the settings that were used.

Open Vuescan and set the options to Professional

Input Tab

Options: Professional
Task: Scan to File
Source: Perfection V700
Mode: Transparency
Media: Slide Film
Bits per pixel: Auto
Batch Scan: Auto
Frame Number: 12
Preview Resolution: Custom
Preview DPI: 667
Scan Resolution: Custom
Scan dpi: 2400 (Note: If you want a higher resolution you can go to 6400)
JPEG file name: scan001+.jpg


Crop Tab

Crop Size: Auto
Auto offset: checked
Multi crop: Auto
Show multi outline: checked
Lock aspect ratio: Off
Border(%): 0
Buffer (%): 8
Preview Area: Default


Filter Tab

Infrared clean: Light
Restore Colrs: checked
Restore fading: checked
Grain reduction: None


Color tab

For the most part I leave this to the defaults, the only options to change are based on the slide type if Kodak.

Slide vendor: KODAK


Output Tab

I am using JPEG so JPEG file is checked and JPEG file name should be what was on Input tabs JPEG file name.



At this point we are ready to scan. Click the Preview button to get the initial scan completed with the 12 slides. Once done click on scan and VueScan will cycle through the slides until done. Here is one of the results.

VueScan Test Scan

3 Responses to “Scanning 35MM Slides in Batch mode with VueScan 9 and Epson Perfection V700 Photo”

  1. Andy Hibbert says:

    Wow! Your post has just hit the spot. Like, I’m sure, many other photogs trying to scan in good quality images from older slides before they disintegrate/grow their own mycelia, I was trying to get Vuescan to do what Epscan did, but better…
    It’s great software with crap help files. It took me long enough even to get to your illustrated chosen settings (they don’t come up quite like that until you’ve DONE a preview), but shortened the time immeasurably before I got a set of 12 usable scans on a V700, so thank you.
    I’m an old dinosaur Brit still chugging along on CS6 (I REFUSE to pay a monthly rent for stuff I’ve bought…) and am currently trying to get my head around GIMP to process the raw files of my newest camera now blocked out of the ACR that works with CS6. They will not win!

    Incidentally, I bought Vuescan 7.9.5 in 2021 and recently got a neat little window saying ‘You qualify for a free upgrade – wanna go ahead?’
    Who wouldn’t? So I did, only to be greeted, post-upgrade, with a snotty little window telling me that, as I’d bought VS over a year ago, I had to PAY to access Pro features again. Shabby, or what?
    Needless to say I uninstalled and went back to the one I’d originally bought.
    It’s a great programme, but behaviour like that leaves a bad taste in the mouth don’t you think?
    (Oh no – you’re a programmer, so probably not!)

  2. newlife007 says:

    Andy, I am glad the post was helpful to you, that’s why I post things like this, because they are hard to find. btw, not a programmer, just a scripter.

  3. Graham says:

    Phew, I was lucky your link came up on a Google search. Thanks a million! ( which is about the number of slides I need toucan for posterity)

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