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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Thu 12-Mar-15 22:30:07
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Re: Recommend a scanner


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I've not noticed any difference. No one needs to scan at more than 2400dpi and the LiDE does that quite nicely. I don't know why manufacturers bother with 9600dpi scanners. It's pointless for document scanning and doesn't work for films anyway. If you want high-quality film scanning, you need a contact scanner.

If you're not in any hurry, I'll try to do some comparisons. Really, with modern scanners running at 2400dpi, you'll be hard pressed to tell them apart. Document scanning technology is fully mature.

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Edited by micksharpe (Thu 12-Mar-15 22:32:15)

Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Mar-15 22:36:35
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Re: Recommend a scanner


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No hurry Mick, after cleaning my 6300 its like new although only does 1200 dpi but that matches my inkjet, its just the hassle of cleaning the mirrors every 6 months taking the scanner apart, although I have become an expert at it now.

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Thu 12-Mar-15 22:52:14
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Re: Recommend a scanner


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In reply to a post by Banger:
No hurry Mick, after cleaning my 6300 its like new although only does 1200 dpi...
Actually, I was thinking of editing my post to say that no one needs to scan at more than 1200dpi. I've not noticed any benefit in scanning at 2400dpi or higher. If you decide to upgrade your scanner, you'll probably wonder why you did it as far as scan quality is concerned.

Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof. -- J.K. Galbraith

Edited by micksharpe (Thu 12-Mar-15 23:41:52)


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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Fri 13-Mar-15 02:31:14
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Re: Recommend a scanner *DELETED*


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In reply to a post by Banger:
I also have a program called Vuescan by Hamrick software which works my 6300 on Windows 8 and also has drivers for the Canon Lide range...
I believe that VueScan uses the TWAIN API to communicate with scanners. If you do not have a TWAIN driver for a scanner, you are stuffed. VueScan talks quite happily to my V600 on Windows 7 64-bit, but it does not see the LiDE 80 (for which I have no 64-bit drivers).

Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof. -- J.K. Galbraith
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