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From: "dickbo" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Proposal for Scanner Comparison - ----- Original Message ----- From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 2:42 PM Subject: Re: Proposal for Scanner Comparison > Others might be curious to know the differences > (if any) between the various models of scanners. And > surely, those who have not yet made a purchase, but are > looking for a point of comparison, might benefit from > the results of the proposed exercise. I doubt that anyone on here is qualified to either structure or analyse anything as substantial as a full blown, and therefore meaningful test procedure. *********************** Damn, you don't give folks very much credit. How can you say the test procedure is meaningless when you don't even know what the criteria and procedure will be? Hell, any thing is better than nothing. And to say that no one here is qualified to structure such a test is ludicrous. And to suggest it would not be of any benefit is even worse. I don't think looking at a comparison of manufactures' specs versus the results of uniform testing or looking at comparative scans would be beyond the expertise and understanding of a wide range of interested parties. The tests could be technical enough to satisfy that end of the spectrum and informative enough to be of help to those just looking for basic information. It doesn't take a genius to figure out what's going on if a manufacturer claims a dmax of 4.0 and it only tests out at 2.8. I did a lot of research when getting ready to buy a digicam. Even I could look at the posted comparisons and see the differences in purple fringing, sharpness of a test image, pin cushion distortion, etc. I am sure I could do the same with a scanner test as could many others. Warmest Regards, Carl Grohs, Jr. Design Directions Eden, NC Good scan info site: www.scantips.com List archives: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scan - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.