ADF Scanner- need to scan various sized prints for slideshow

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by andypress, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    A friend and I are doing the senior slideshow for school, and while a number of the submitted images are digital, a lot are film prints. I need a relativly inexpensive adf scanner that can handle scanning numerous prints without any user intervention. I don't care if theyve been discontinued as long as I can find one on ebay, and mac compatibility would be a plus.
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    I am not aware of any ADF scanners for multiple sized prints. The ADF scanners that I am aware of are for the same document size (or at least for the same width).

    Also in scanning of photos, it is often necessary to do correction on each image for best results. At least in the "affordable" range. I am sure that there are units that cost $10k's US, even used, that would do the job.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    To clarify...I dont mean different sizes at the same time...scan one size and then move to the other. I would also be editing the pictures once theyre on the computer, its just much faster to have them all scanned and then start editing them
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    Depending on your needs HP made some "affordable" ones years ago. Forget their names. The issue there is, will it support your current OS?

    Also many of these had better capabilities at the scanning level, as opposed to doing it afterwards.
     
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    pubwvj

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    You are probably thinking of the HP OfficeJets, some of which have automatic document feeders, or the 5560 scanner from HP or it's like. I would suggest skipping the HP as their software is aweful, they don't keep the drivers up to date, they don't continue updating the software but rather abandon it quickly leaving the user in the lurch, the hardware is cheap and breaks easily and even when it does work the scanner really doesn't work very well. I bought the HP Officejet 7130aio for the automatic scanning with document feeder. It jams a lot and even skips pages although the hardware did scan the page. Often pages are truncated. It typically takes three to four passes of all the documents through the scanner before I get a good scan. Very frustrating. I'm looking to replace mine with something better.

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