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Old Mar 12, 2007, 12:04 PM   #1
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In my office I have a rather old Agfa Snapscan scanner.

It seems to look straight up and not flat objects come outperfectly sharp. Have been very useful for scanning various spare parts for manuals etc.

At home I have a Canon Lide 60 flatbed. This scanner seems to focus on the glassbed. I am scanning some old photo albums where the pages are not flat and they come out out of focus and a bit blurred.

Does anyone know how to solve this problem without bringing the photos to office and use the Agfa scanner.
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 1:57 AM   #2
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Canon's LIDE scanners use CIS (Contact Image Sensor) technology (cheaper, uses less power, stays in adjustment better under rough handling.)

CIS doesn't have the depth-of-field of the CCD machines, so is really only suited to scanning documents and other flat objects.

So far as I'm aware there's naught you can do about it.

Later thought: If you can get the photo's out of the album (even as a complete page) you might be able to press them flat.
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