This option was added in version 7.5.29.
It is not documented in the helpfile, and I can't remember reading it in
this group, but saving a TIFF with this option set, results in an imagefile
which includes these defects. I haven't tried saving other file types, but I
wondered if this is the intended behaviour.
The way it works right now, it's only an inspection toggle. That's useful
enough, because it e.g. prevents a prudent user from setting the focuspoint
on a surface defect instead of the emulsion layer. It also is a good
reminder to give the film another pre-scan cleaning to reduce the number of
defects. But one should not forget to switch it off before the final scan. I
would have preferred if it only shows-up in the preview pane and not in the
P.S. I could have e-mailed this question to Ed Hamrick, but then all other
users would be left uninformed. A response from Ed or another informed user