Can all scanners scan slides?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mdelaney123, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. mdelaney123 macrumors regular

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    Subject says it all... Scanner is Epson CX5400 all in one ... About a year old...

    A friend asked me if I could scan his slides... I have no idea????
     
  2. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    why dont you go to the epson website and read up on your model? a slide is considered a transparency. if your model can scan in transparency mode then the answer is yes you can scan your friends slides.
     
  3. HiRez macrumors 603

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    It doesn't look like it. That's a flatbed scanner (and all-in-one printer/copier). Most of them require transparency adapters to scan 35mm slides, which I don't even see available for that model. Plus, transparency adapters normally produce very lousy slide scans. You really want a dedicated slide scanner such as Nikon and Minolta make, sorry.
     
  4. musikman_ie macrumors newbie

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    It used to be the case that the transparency adaptors for the scanners were inferior , for average use though things have improved

    Epson make 2 scanners with this adapto included
    Epson Perfection 2580Photo and

    Epson Perfection 4870 Photo ...this higher spec model offers digital ICE ( compensates for dust and scratches on the negative or tranparency ) this started off a high spec feature on NIKON fil scanner a few years back

    Unless you are printing larger than A2 size or are doing a feature in National geographic it shouldl suffice
     

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