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Andrew Laverghetta
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/13/2004

scanning prints

This is somewhat digital and somewhat film but probably digital people might have a good hold of it more.

I have had some film prints that I have scanned but they don't look as nice scanned as the actual print looks. When I scan I'm using the scanner on my Dell All-in-one printer, scanner, copier and such. It seems like there's some kind of noise in the form of horizontal lines plus the images aren't very sharp. Is there a specific flatbed scanner than can scan photos with and recreate the photo on screen (assuming color management is lined up)? I know people will suggest actual film scanners which I would like, but I don't have the money for a good, high-res film and slide scanner (unless it's under $100). Thanks for your opinions!


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8/10/2005 3:50:33 PM

Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  hey andrew,
i got the epson 4180 photo and film scanner for just under 200 bucks about 2 months ago.the only thing i've scanned so far are photos. the first 9 or so in my gallery are from those scans,and since i'm not really computer savvy they're in auto mode.i think it does a really good job and they were all taken on 400 speed film.

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8/10/2005 4:27:17 PM

Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
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  My scanner just stopped working the other day when I switched computers and I was looking for another for mainly photos and text stuff.....I've been internet searching for something else and yours looks good, Sam.

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8/10/2005 5:24:49 PM

Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004

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8/10/2005 8:48:52 PM

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