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Old Nov 4, 2002, 9:14 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a scanner

I want to buy a new scanner. I have read reviews,shopped
around, etc. I'm looking for a flatbed in the $150- $200 range.
I want to scan photos,text and a few negatives/ slides. Any
suggestions or experiences would be great.
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Old Nov 4, 2002, 10:59 PM   #2
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I use a Umax flat bed ( I think it's made in California) , no problem. Some model have illuminated top for transparent , but IMO, it's not a good choice for slides and negative despite a high resolution "label".
Scanning very old photos sometimes need lot of trial regarding the settings to have the best results, but not so hard.

BTW , your no-no avatar give me an headache :mrgreen:
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Old Nov 5, 2002, 8:08 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I have got it narrowed down
to Epson 1650 and Visioneer 9020. Can someone
give me some feedback on the models above.

BTW: I changed the avatar, maybe it's not too
distracting.
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Old Nov 5, 2002, 8:31 AM   #4
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Ha ha, it's cute now John,
may be I should make mine with rolling eyes :roll:
Nice day!
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Old Nov 5, 2002, 8:42 AM   #5
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I think that is a great idea.
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Old Nov 5, 2002, 9:05 AM   #6
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John

Have you try to do it both ways (shaking, twisting the ears)... It must be a blast.
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Not yet. I will have to try it.
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Old Nov 5, 2002, 9:12 AM   #8
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John, NHL,
Can photoshop ( I have ver 6) do this kind of gif?
Long ago , I did some animation with someother software, but that's only for animated icon.
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I have used the acer ..now Benq scanwit 2720s for a couple of years and despite the fact that the holders are a bit of a pain it really works quite well ..24meg files.this is not a flatbed but a dedicated film and slide scanner..I GOT MINE FOR ABOUT 220$ about 2years ago from UBID could be cheaper Ive printed 8x10sfrom my epson printer and won a couple of local photo contests.Dont have any connection with this company ..just my honest opinion
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Old Nov 5, 2002, 9:54 AM   #10
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Thanks d77avid for the response.

Kcan I am using the "save to the web" option in
PS elements.

NHL what do you think of this. It almost gives me
a headache.


http://mikili.image.pbase.com/u12/jo...gif2allmov.gif
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