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Old Jul 21, 2007, 7:03 PM   #1
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I want to digitize all my old photos, ideally at a high enough quality to print some of them on 4x6 from the scanned image. A dedicated film scanner is out of my price range. I've read mixed reviews of flatbed scanners with attachments for colour negatives. If I'm settling for a flatbed scanner, are those attachements really going to get me noticeably better images than just scanning the actual prints? I recently scanned some prints at work (on a multifunction copier/laser printer) and when I printed them they looked almost as good as the originals. Would scanning the negatives on a home flatbed scanner have given me better results?

Second question: do CCD sensors make visibly better images than CIS sensors when I'm scanning photographs? I'm wondering this because I've heard that if all you're doing is scanning photos you might as well get the cheapest scanner you can buy, which of course would have a CIS sensor.
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Old Jul 21, 2007, 7:36 PM   #2
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I have an Epson flatbed with neg attachment that works quite well. No not a good as a high rez dedicated scanner would work. But the results are good I have printed many 5X7's and a few 8X10's that look great. You can get good scans of a print if you have a good print. But scanning the neg works better. The biggest problem is dust. You have to clean everything. The neg, the scanner bed, the light source.
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