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Old 04-15-2004, 02:58 AM
annmed888 annmed888 is offline
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Default Scanner help

I can't seem to make up my mind what scanner to buy. What do you all use to scan your photos? I use slide films.
Anyone, please provide me some help.
Ann
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Old 04-15-2004, 01:02 PM
Keitht Keitht is offline
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Default Re: Scanner help

What quantity of slides do you need to scan. For best quality you would need to invest in a dedicated slide / film scanner but these don't come cheap.
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Old 04-15-2004, 09:06 PM
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Read the spec. for your alternatives. And be aware of the real scanning time and not the time for the "prelook".

DPI is the name of the game, and many scanners use a lot of time the higher DPI.

To another job I had to invest in a HP Scanjet 3970 resently (incl. a transparant/slides adapter). Function ok, but are not to fast.. On the other side within an affordable prize. If you look to some of my latest (12) TE pixs, both slides and paper prints is done at this scanner.

Good luck :-)

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Old 04-16-2004, 01:52 AM
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I have tried to scan a few slides on a HP flatbed scanner with transparency adapter, and I wasn't very impressed by the results and the workflow was slow and cumbersome.
If you are going to scan manny slides, I'd recommend a dedicated dias-/filmscanner, it ought to be faster and produce better results, but they do cost more than low-level consumer flatbed-scanners. Look for a scanner with a large dynamic range to get good details in both highligts and shadows. Nikon, Minolta and Canon all make "affordable" diascanners.
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Old 04-16-2004, 07:09 AM
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Those were great photos for the HP Scanjet. I will look deeply more into your recommendation.
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Old 04-16-2004, 07:12 AM
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I have thousands of slides, some I want to scan on my spare time. It doesn't mean the more expensive, the better quality it is, does it?
What do you use if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 04-16-2004, 07:18 AM
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Thank you for the input.
I will look more into the suggestions you made.
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Old 04-17-2004, 02:12 AM
AdrianW AdrianW is offline
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Also have a look in my FAQ under BuyersGuide/Scanners:
Scanners @ FAQ
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