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Subject: Re: [TMG] scanners for documents, negatives, and pictures
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:31:39 -0700
I have an Epson 4490, which I recommend. A flat bed AND film scanner. Works great on antique documents. HOWEVER, I use as little of its software as I can. The driver is all you need. Then I use Photoshop Elements, or Mac-iPhoto or anything else to grab the scan and put it in the computer.
I gave a short course on buying and running a scanner to the Mac club in my area. (Same things apply for a PC.) Lots of things to consider when buying one. Contact me off list for more info.
Marty in Flagstaff, AZ
---- Martin Tolley <> wrote:
> The Canon LiDE 90 software IS dreadful, it's nothing to do with age
> (Terry's or mine). I can recommend the Canon hardware - it's light and
> portable, runs out of a USB port with no external power so it goes
> with my notebook computer on research trips. But the software decides
> where it will put your images without really asking you first, and
> will almost always apply some sort of "picture boost" to your images,
> and it's very difficult to stop it. I've actually found that using the
> MS document scanning programme which came with XP (and still works on
> Vista) helps to keep the Canon in some sort of order and is pretty
> good for texty things. But I still yearn for my old Epson Perfection
> 2000, half the size of my armchair, which is still physically fine,
> but undriveable with Vista!
> 2008/8/12 Judy Madnick <>:
> > From: "Terry Reigel" <>
> > << I finally trashed it and got a Canon LiDE 90 which is much
> > << smaller, and more importantly, works consistently, but it's
> > << supposedly more user-friendly software I find very confusing.
> > Sometimes it's so hard to get used to new software . . . even when it's supposedly more user-friendly. I blame that on my getting older, but . . . LOL!
> > Judy Madnick, Tupperware Consultant