[ubuntu-uk] scanning old photographs
tommy.pyatt at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 30 13:15:19 BST 2010
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On 30/08/10 12:33, Yorvyk wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Aug 2010 10:34:20 +0100
> Norman Silverstone <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
> Surprised you’ve got no responses to this.
> Why will your old scanner not be good enough? I use a 10+ year old Agfa Snapscan 1212µ for this sort of thing with out any problems.
Indeed. I use a Canon CanoScan LiDE 25, which isn't overly old but was
very cheap (from Amazon, with free delivery). I went for Canon as I'd
heard of their reputation in producing high-quality SLR cameras and have
been remarkably impressed by the level of detail and colour depth that
it has picked up in my own old photographs.
It works flawlessly with xsane and takes up minimal physical space. I've
just looked on Amazon and noticed they have a more recent version,
CanoScan LiDE 100 for under 50 quid, which apparently scans up to
2400x4800dpi with 48-bit colour.
If I was looking to buy a scanner, this is probably the one I would go for.
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