While Digital ICE does help remove unwanted dust and scratches, it is only designed to remove a moderate amout. If your slides are very dirty or dusty, it is in your best interest to clean them prior to sending them in to be scanned. Here are some recommended tips:
- Start by spraying the dirty slide with compressed air to remove all of the obvious dust and hairs.
- Gently dust the slide on both sides with an anti-static brush. This can be purchased at any camera store.
- FOR ADVANCED USERS: Inspect the slides. If you still notice that there are smudges, you may need to use a photographic emulsion cleaner such as PEC-12. Take the slides into a well ventilated area and use as directed.