Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3940 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1611 times:
I hear that the aforementioned HP Photosmart is a really good scanner, unfortunley, being a MAC user this scanner is not an option, if it were I would give it some serious consideration. Myself I'am using a Minolta Scan Dual, its alright,but nothing special. I'am planning to buy a new MAC G4 as well as a new scanner, so I'am looking at Poloroid's new $1500.00 Sprintscan scanner, or one of Nikon's offerings.
FastGlass From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
The HP PhotoSmart seems to be the scanner of choice for web photos. Unfortunately it is restricted to 2400dpi max. This isn't the hot tip if you want to print scans. For printing purposes, the Minolta and Nikon scanners have higher scanning dpi. Unfortunately they are more expensive but heck, just charge it...
Jasonm From Australia, joined May 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
The HP S20 is an excellent choice. It's reasonably priced and produces high quality scans. The Nikon is twice the cost and in my opinion only 25% better so the S20 is a bargin for a digital darkroom solution.
Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1591 times:
Yeah, Photo CD's are okay...but it's not a very economical solution if you need LOTS of images digitized. If you have a ton of images to scan (and need lots more as time goes on), invest in a quality slide / film scanner. It'll pay for itself in no time...