Scanners bundled with PSE3?

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  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Recently, I've wanted to get Photoshop Elements 3. I've been using GIMP, but I am getting tired of the nuances of using X11, the font crashing issues, and so on, and when I tried the demo of PSE3, I found a couple of features that were really easy to use in it that I really liked.

    I remember there used to be a version of Photoshop called Photoshop LE, that was sometimes bundled with scanners. Are there any scanners that people would recommend that come with PSE3? Especially scanners that are ICA compliant? ;) I'm mostly wondering because I've also wanted a scanner, on and off, and it might be a good deal to get both at the same time. But otherwise, I know that there are at least one or two Epson USB scanners that are ICA compliant, and are available refurbished in the ~$75 range, so even separately, PSE3 at educational pricing and the scanner would only be about $160.

    I would definitely use PSE3 more than the scanner, but I do have some tasks that need scanning, and right now, I only have access to scanners that are not Mac compatible. :(

    Thanks everyone! :)
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

    puckhead193

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    i found this epson one
    It has PSE2.... on my box for PSE3 there was coupon to save $20 by mail if u have prof of elements, album, photoshop LE or photodeluxe..
     
  3. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Thanks, puckhead! :) It seems from my search too, that at most, there are scanners with PSE2 on them. And since I don't know if the educational discount stacks with the $20 rebate, getting 3 retail via the upgrade and the ed price seem to be a wash. I think what I am going to do is buy PSE3, and then look for something like an Epson Perfection 2400 or 2450 at some point, possibly refurbished.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    The Epson Perfection 4870 comes with PS Elements. In the UK anyway...

    It's a nice scanner.
     

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