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I would guess not. The main advantage of the Foveon chip over a conventional CCD is that it doesn't waste as much light. In a regular CCD, each sensor has a filter over it which discards roughly two thirds of the light energy. In a scanner, I believe this is irrelevant, because you can use an arbitrarily bright light. This isn't to say that such a chip will never be used in scanners. Perhaps in the long run, they'll prove cheaper to make, or have other advantages. -- Ciao, Paul D. DeRocco Paul mailto:email@example.com > From: SKID Photography > > This might have been discussed before but... > Are those new FOVEN (sp?) capture chips appropriate to replace CCDs in > scanners? And would these improve the optical resolution for a > new generation of scanners? - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.