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Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter

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Product Highlights
  • Digitize 35mm Film/Slides & 120mm Film
  • Digitize 4.0x6.0" Prints
  • No PC Required For Operation
  • Images Are Saved To An SD Card
  • Full-Color Preview On 2.7" LCD
  • Dust Removal Via Magic Touch Software
  • View Images On A TV Via TV-Out Port
  • Flip Top Design

The ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter from Pacific Image provides an easy way to convert slides, negatives, and prints into digital files. The ImageBox is compatible with both 35mm and 120mm negatives, with 35mm mounted slides, and prints up to 4.0x6.0". The 4 included holders ensure accurate scans each time by positioning the images correctly for you, and with the scanner's flip-top design, it's easy to scan a large number of images in a short period of time.

As soon as you press the scan button, a preview image is displayed on the 2.7" LCD screen and saved to an SD card (card not included). The converter's built-in Magic Touch dust and scratch removal ensures the images come out looking their best. After scanning, the images can be saved to an SD card (not included). A USB cable is supplied for easy file transferring to a computer. Additionally, you can use the TV-Out connection to view the photos directly on a TV screen.

Convert 35mm & 120mm film as well as 35mm mounted slides and prints up to 4.0x6.0" to digital images
No PC required for operation
Images are saved to an SD card
Full-color real-time preview with 2.7" LCD screen
Easy dust removal with built-in Magic Touch technology
TV-out feature
Flip Top Design
Image Sensor 9 mega pixels CMOS sensor
Resolution 35mm Film: 2400 dpi
35mm Mounted Slides: 2400 dpi
120 Film: 560 dpi
4.0x6.0" Prints: 560 dpi
Film Types 35 mm, 120 mm
35 mm mounted slides up to 1.38 x 0.94" (3.5 x 2.4 cm)
Scans photos up to 4.0 x 6.0" (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC up to 32 GB
Output File Format JPEG
OS Compatibility Windows: XP, Vista, Windows 7
Mac: OS X 10.4 and up
System Requirements USB 2.0 port (for copying images to computer)
AC Adapter 5.0 V,1.0 A, DC
Light Source Film: Back light (3 white LEDs)
Photo: Light bar (white LED)
Dimensions 9.9 x 9.2 x 7.2" (25.15 x 23.37 x 18.29 cm)
Weight 4.9 lb (2.22 kg)
Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter
  • Film Strip Holder (35mm)
  • Film Holder (120mm)
  • Mounted Slide Holder
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • TV-Out Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Pacific ImageImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter
     
    4.0

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Good resolution (10)
    • Fast (8)
    • Accurate color (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photos and graphics (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (10), Frequent user (7), Great graphics (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (18)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (12), Mac (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Basic, Simple machine that works.

      I am archiving my family's slides and photos. I did over 700 slides, and the results are good; if the original slide is good, the detail is great. The process is simple,...Read complete review

      I am archiving my family's slides and photos. I did over 700 slides, and the results are good; if the original slide is good, the detail is great. The process is simple, and controls are basic and work. One review commented that part of the slide was "cut off". This is really not correct. If you took the photo in "portrait", then you have to turn the slide sideways ("Landscape") when you scan it. It does not scan in "portrait". If the slide is very degraded in color, you might lose a bit more in the scan. I have not done prints yet. That is coming. If there are problems, I will make a new review.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Okay for 35mm, bad for 120 film.

      This scanner works okay for 35mm, but the 120 film modes scans at a very poor low resolution. So, if you're looking to scan 35mm film or slides, it may do what you...Read complete review

      This scanner works okay for 35mm, but the 120 film modes scans at a very poor low resolution. So, if you're looking to scan 35mm film or slides, it may do what you want. However, if you're looking for a 120 film solution, don't get it. Anyway, I returned it.

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      4.0

      scanner

      By Photo Novice

      from NC

      Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

      Scanner is fast and easy to use. However it does not work well on older format negatives. Says scans 120 format however holder cuts off images on negatives and have to move negative in holder to scan other image on negative. B&H is wonderful company to order from. Fast and friendly.

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      4.0

      like the 4 in 1

      By buchananbliss

      from Burnet, Texas

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Color
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Photos and Graphics
        • Publishing

        Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

        trying to scan in thousands of pictures negatives and slides from over the years. whew! Just wish it also would scan directly to the computer. Poo. just extra steps to go through. however price is right I know how to get the job done.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        1.0

        Very Very POOR image quality

        By Mrinal Desai

        from Mumbai/Toronto

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Inaccurate Color
        • Poor Bit Depth
        • Poor Resolution

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

          I bought this product to scan 35mm negatives and 120 negatives. Reading the explora article on film scanners 2014 on the B&H site I was led to believe that this scanner would have decent image quality i.e. good enough for at least 20"x24" photo quality prints. Turns out the image quality is pretty near rubbish. I wouldn't even make a 5"x7" print with the scans that come out of this machine. There is no resolution and no colour depth whatsoever. Big mistake in buying this piece. I would not recommend it to anyone.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Super fast and easy scanning!

          By Harmzmom

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Color
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Bit Depth
          • Good Resolution

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photos and Graphics

            Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

            I purchased this scanner to convert prints and 35mm film. The scanner is super fast and produces excellent quality images.
            It also works as a stand alone device by saving scanned images directly to an SD card.

            **Can be used to convert dental bitewing xrays with the 120 film template.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Love it!!!

            By Carol Ann

            from Waterloo, IA

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Color
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Resolution

            Cons

            • Need More Templates
            • Want To Scan To Pc

            Best Uses

            • Building Slide Shows
            • Photos and Graphics

            Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

            Easy scanning of slides and negatives.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Okay for 35mm, bad for 120 film.

            By andy

            from nashville

            About Me Graphics Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • Poor Resolution

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

              This scanner works okay for 35mm, but the 120 film modes scans at a very poor low resolution. So, if you're looking to scan 35mm film or slides, it may do what you want. However, if you're looking for a 120 film solution, don't get it. Anyway, I returned it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By GPH

              from Rockport, MA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos and Graphics

                  Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                  Sorting through piles of old family color slides and B&W negatives - 35mm & 120

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  2.0

                  Good Idea ...but

                  By Silver Bow

                  from WA

                  Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                  Bought this machine with great expectations. Did a trial run with a couple 35mm slides which turned out OK, then went to photos which didn't work.
                  As is so often times the case with goods produced in the far east, the instructions were pitiful in at least 2 of the four languages included. Despite having
                  A solid technical background I could not get this device to work as advertised. Where is their Quality Assurance?

                  Tomorrow it goes back.

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                  4.0

                  Not perfect but not bad

                  By Keith the scanning snob

                  from Atlanta

                  About Me Graphics Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Use

                    Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                    I got this for my dad to use to scan a life time of 35mm slides. I tested it before sending to him. As a designer, I would not be able to use this professionally, as the scan quality isn't sharp and the color was off a bit, but I compare that to an expensive drum scan. But, for transfering old family shots to digital it does a good job and is very easy to use. I found the samples that I did still needed cleaning in Photoshop. They had some noise artifacting but at the highest setting the scan came out at 22.4" x 14.2" - 180dpi. I was able to do a quick clean and color correct and reduce the file to smaller size, 8x10 and 5x7 and it tightened up the image pretty well. It'll be great for family photos.
                    I also didn't read the directions, cause who does that. It is exactly what I expected, a really good, not great, scanner for a good price.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By kim

                    from fort worth texas

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                    • Inaccurate Color

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                      Great product. Easy to use. The only drawback is the color on the preview screen is not the greatest.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      Basic, Simple machine that works.

                      By Surfnsailor

                      from Honolulu, Hawaii

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Color
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Excellent Software
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                      • Dust Removal 45 Seconds

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos and Graphics

                      Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                      I am archiving my family's slides and photos. I did over 700 slides, and the results are good; if the original slide is good, the detail is great. The process is simple, and controls are basic and work. One review commented that part of the slide was "cut off". This is really not correct. If you took the photo in "portrait", then you have to turn the slide sideways ("Landscape") when you scan it. It does not scan in "portrait". If the slide is very degraded in color, you might lose a bit more in the scan. I have not done prints yet. That is coming. If there are problems, I will make a new review.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Awesome!

                      By Momgoose

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Color
                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                      • Preview Screen

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos and Graphics

                      Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                      I got this to put my many, many slides on an SD card. I was pleasantly surprised at how well they turned out! And I saw a lot of pictures I hadn't seen in a while since the lite box isn't usually out. The only thing I didnt like is the preview screen. It's not great.....but the ones on the card are awesome!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      Good way to preserve memories

                      By Applegal

                      from Fitchburg, MA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Color
                      • Easy Transfer To Pc
                      • Good Bit Depth
                      • Good Resolution
                      • Variety Of Negsphotos

                      Cons

                      • Poor Instructions

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos and Graphics
                      • Preserving Old Memories

                      Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                      The scanner arrived in good condition, but there was a musty smell to it, which went away in a few days. I was debating whether to send it back for a replacement because there was a pinpoint chip in the scanner glass. But after I scanned 120mm and 35mm negatives, and color and black/white photos, from the early 1900's to the turn of this century, I didn't see any negative effects from this chip on the scans, so I decided to keep it. It took a while to understand the sparse directions, but after trial and error, I finally figured them out. I wish there was at least a more detailed manual on line that I could have referred to. Also, I noticed that I have to be diligent to remove the dust that collects on the scanner glass. However, overall I am happy with this purchase.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      I'll Keep This

                      By surfarscape

                      from santa cruz, ca

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Color
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Good Resolution

                      Cons

                      • Poor Software

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos and Graphics

                      Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                      I have quite a few volumes of photos spanning marriage until the digital age made film cameras disappear. My goal is to scan these in to post digitally and to archive. I have an Epson printer that takes about 10sec to scan in a single photo.

                      I needed something fast, reasonable resolution, and simple to use.

                      What's great:
                      Simple. My wife does not deal with "expert friendly" tools that well. To put this another way, the use model has to be simple to keep her interest. From this perspective, the tool is a winner. The normal settings seem to be working great for this purpose (not using the options to brighten/darken).

                      Not so great: The menu system is a little strange. I have problems navigating them as you seem to be able to get into a mode that is not recoverable. I have to cycle the power if I get here and start over.

                      Other than a slightly cryptic use model, I don't have complaints.

                      I have scanned in 35mm film. Loading the holder is time consuming so I won't do this often, if at all.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By Howard

                      from Central Florida

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Good Resolution

                      Cons

                      • NO Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Quality Scans Of My Image

                      Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                      I have 50 years of slides, negatives and prints. This product suits my needs to digitally covert them perfectly. Price was right and quality is great.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Purchase

                      By Kushan

                      from Raleigh, NC

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Thumbnails
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to Load

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos and Graphics

                      Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                      I used it to scan 35mm films. Film loading into the tray was a little difficult. takes some adjustment. Also learnt that the scanner would not work without a memory card. But the results are really good. Have not tried anything else yet. Have scanned 2 35mm rolls thats it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      4.0

                      Good Job converting old pics

                      By katinhi

                      from Kailua, HI

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Good Resolution

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Printing
                        • Photos and Graphics

                        Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                        I did research to find the correct machine for my needs....great for 4x6 and 3x5 pics, and wonderful for slides...I use adobe to really spruce up the pics online and they look like new...would be nice to have a cutout for the really old 2x4 inch black and white 1930 pics....but the machine works as it says and ordering was no problem...

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        4.0

                        Perfect for high school classes

                        By Art teacher

                        from Richmond, VA

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Good Resolution

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photos and Graphics

                          Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                          This works exactly as described. Simple directions, fast imaging, and it does not need to be attached to a computer, saves to an SD card. This makes it perfect for a busy computer art class.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Very good product, I would buy it again

                          By Paul

                          from Toronto, Ontario

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Good Resolution

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Printing

                            Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                            Easy to use, gives a good copy of 135 negatives and 4x6 pictures, not so good with 12o film (as expected)

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            2.0

                            does not copy full slide

                            By ELPhotog

                            from CT

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Copies Are Good

                            Cons

                            • Slow
                            • Will Not Copy Full Slide

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Pacific Image ImageBox MF 4-In-1 Slide, Film & Photo Converter:

                              it is easy enough to use, but no matter how you turn the slides it will not copy full slide. I will be returning it.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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