I have a lot of photo slides I'd like to scan. I've just started looking, but the reviews have not been very good.<br><br>Can anyone recommend a scanner? It doesn't have to be perfect providing some simple Photoshop-ing can correct what the scanner fails to do.<br><br>
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
I really like my Canoscan LIDE 30 because of the small size and it is USB powered - no hunting an extra plug in. You can even stand it up. While I don't know that it gives the most quality scans, it is not the worse. I tweak everything in PS anyway.<br><br>
If you only want to scan slides, look at a Nikon Coolscan.<br><br>Slide scanners are pricey though, but they are better than flatbeds with slide adapters.<br><br>If it's only a one time task, you may want to get a photo place to scan them for you and put them on a DVD.<br><br>
Loc: Lancaster PA USA
I don't do any slide scannng at all, but if I did, I'd absolutely opt for a dedicated slide scanner.<br><br>All of them offer hi-resolution scans. The specification you want to be paying attention to is the D<sub>max</sub> rating. This value reflects the depth of accuracy in capturing fine detail in highlights and deep shadow. Don't get anything with a D<sub>max</sub> value lower than 3.6. (Actually, D<sub>max</sub> is a bit of a misnomer, but that's what the spec is commonly called)<br><br>Do you know about Wayne Fulton's terrific <A HREF=http://www.scantips.com>[color:ROYALBLUE]<U>ScanTips.com</U></FONT></A> website? Highly recommended reading. There's a lot of info there, so a bookmark might be wise.<br><br>
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