Flatbed Scanner for my Imac G5

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  1. BennyK macrumors 6502

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    I am looking for a flatbed scanner for mainly scanning pictures. I have an iMac G5 and heard Canon Lide 80 causes problems with 10.3. I am looking to spend around $150 or less. Anybody give me some ideas of what is good and what works? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Peyote macrumors 6502a

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    I don't trust Canon....don't know why, just never have. For scanner I stick with the Epson perfection series.
     
  3. bdomz macrumors member

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    I use a canon lide 80 at work and it's great. Pretty fast scanner and it looks pretty nice too. I use it with a windows PC though so I can't vouch for how well it works with OSX. I've never had a problem with a canon product.
     
  4. Joeytpg macrumors 6502

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    why don't you take that money and instead of buying a scanner, get a digital cam. it's easier. :)

    but again i don't really know your case. :) an idea tho
     
  5. BennyK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is a much better idea but I need a scanner to get people's photos into the computer to make digital slide shows. I think I am going to get the Epson 2480. Thanks for the help
     
  6. stronghand macrumors newbie

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    I can highly recommend the Canon Lide 80. I stay completely up to date OS wise and have had no problems at all with it. Its a great little scanner.
     
  7. shecky Guest

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    i had a canon LiDE and it messed with my system in a bad way - most notably it installed a few little button apps that would prevent my machine from going to sleep.

    i now have an Epson Perfection 2580 Photo and it rocks - goes for about $150 retail.
     

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