I'm just about to start scanning a large number of slides (including Kodachrome) and negatives (colour and B&W) with a Coolscan V, and I'm reading everything I can to try and do this optimally and avoid rework if possible. I want to do the minimum processing at scan time. I will use either Aperture or Photoshop to make adjustments. So the object is to capture the most data with scratches and dust removed and nothing else done. I know that there are challenges with Kodachrome, and that for B&W, the IR based dust removal technique doesn't apply. For dust and scratch removal I'm trying to understand the relative merits of using the Nikonscan's ICE feature or Vuescan's dust removal. (Silverfast is not an option I'm considering - from what I read in the fora, my conclusion is that the premium for Silverfast is not worth it, at least for me). I would be interested in people's experience of both. I'm sure there's no simple answer, but your inputs would be much appreciated. Also, I understand that the ICE algorithm is provided by the Nikonscan software, and is not part of the Coolscan V itself, but I'd like to confirm that too.