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From: "M. W. Jancey" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] slides & scanner
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 09:17:27 +0100
I've bought a HP Photosmart S20 photo scanner myself.
Currently MSRP@US$499.99 :-( but I got it through a friend working at HP
:-). Makes excellent scanning up to 2400dpi optical resolution on
negatives/positives, takes 35mm single-frame slide or negative mounted, up
to 5 frames 35mm film strip and photographs up to 5"x7"/127mmx178mm (a
sleeve is supplied for scanning small or fragile prints). The mounted 35mm
have a limit of 1.8mm thickness, but if I "help" the scanner by pushing a
bit I can even get thicker frames in :-).
Pros; Small footprint, USB and no external power unit make it easy to
transport. Software provided can change rotation, size, colour, exposure and
sharpness on image.
Cons; The software is a bit slow for scanning large amounts of photos
collected through the years, but taking your time it is reasonable to get
through a private collection. There's no real archive software provided to
make an organised collection.
For me it is an excellent supplement to my flatbed scanner.
If you need to scan amounts of mounted positives/negatives or strips I
suggest looking into Nikons line of Coolscan film scanners
http://www.nikon.ca/cameras/default.asp starting at around US$850 here in
Norway. Nikon is also reputed to provide excellent software for digital
scanning but I have no experience with it myself.
Morten W. Jancey
From: Renée Brunet [mailto:]
Sent: 10. desember 2001 05:07
Subject: [TMG] slides & scanner
Has anyone been successful in scanning 35mm slides. I was thinking of
buying a scanner for putting most of the family slides and negatives into a
cdrom. I know that I can take the slides to a photo-lab and they will do
the job, but I would like to do it myself.
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