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Probably won't be satisfactory for slides. You need at least 2720 DPI Optical, and 4000 is much better if you want to get all the slides detail. Jerry Don Dement wrote: > Gene - I had the same problem - a couple thousand slides and prints from > the past, and little cash. I wanted one scanner that would do as good a > job as possible at both. > > After considerable reading up on the possibilities and researching > prices on the Web, I settled on the Epson Perfection 1650. It has a > light for slides built into the lid. I think you can purchase a similar > model without the light for quite a bit less, and buy the slide adapter > later, but the conversion from slide/neg to paper is easy with this one. > Be careful about the interface -- the 1650 has only a USB connection -- > you may need something different for your Mac. > > I read so much about people having every sort of color management and > dust problem with their various scanners -- I simply haven't had any of > this. I bought it locally in case I had a dust problem and had to return > it. It cost about $250 including Photoshop Elements (worth perhaps $60 > elsewhere after discounts), which you will need for the inevitable speck > removal (sometimes it's in the slide emulsion) and selective fade > corrections on the prints. I've reprinted (on my low-cost, six-color > Epson 780) some of the scanned prints and they look sharp and, of > course, unfaded and clean. Exciting. > > I've scanned at its highest resolution and haven't had real improvement > in the final result -- I can and do see the difference using higher scan > resolution than the suggested 300 dpi, but it matters not in what I'm > doing. So I just scan now using the included Twain at its default > settings. I color-correct whole groups of slides in ThumbsPlus, which I > use for basic editing and for organization and tagging with comments. > > I like the scanner, and it's doing just what I hoped it would. I use it > in some way almost every day. > > Rgds - Don D > ========== > Gene Merritt wrote: > > >Hi > > > >I'm in a quandry about flatbed acanners. I know there were postings regarding this in the past, but I'm now in a place of real dissatisfaction with my current 'cheapo' $79 flatbed Umax. > > > >It's the old problem of lack of funds yet the need for high quality...sigh. I've boxes (100s) of 8x10 b&w photos from my ten year stint as a news photog. Plus a ton of color slides. All of these mostly from the 1980s. > > > >I've been putting these into this G4 Mac via that 'crummy' scanner and the PrimeFilm 1800i film scanner. I believe it was Fred who, earlier said something about these looking great on the computer but printed out...ugh! I now know that's true. > > > >Any suggestions on various scanners to handle this large amount of material. One of the probs is I'm now disabled, and $$$ is also a consideration. > > > >Thanx in advance! > > > >Gene > > > > -- > Regards -- Don Dement > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.