Batch Photo Scanner that scans at 1200dpi

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ZombiePhysicist, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. ZombiePhysicist macrumors 6502

    ZombiePhysicist

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    What is the best batch photo scanner that has a Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and that can do 1200dpi optical resolution?

    So far, the closest thing I found is the Kodak PS50 and PS80 (I cannot tell the difference between them except that the PS80 seems to scan faster at 300dpi, but the same speed at 600dpi). And the batch feeder in the PS80 can hold 50 (instead of 25) photos in its feeder.
    https://ezphotoscan.zendesk.com/hc/...dak-Picture-Saver-Scanner-PS50-PS80-Equipment

    The problem with those scanners is they can only do 1200dpi interpolated but not optically. I know most of the 'experts' have said that 300dpi color is enough to capture full quality photos, but I have proven, to myself, that is false. I've done tests on flatbed scanners and determined that you can detect (albeit subtle) differences in quality up to 1200dpi (particularly with good black and white photos), and above that, there seems to be no describable difference (to me).

    I need this high quality because I have a lot of physical photos I want to scan. They are deteriorating just sitting in books/boxes, and I want to get them in the best quality possible, so that if the originals get destroyed, I won't care.

    The only other thing I've found was an ancient discontinued Epson Perfection 3590 Photo scanner and it does over 1200dpi (3200dpi):
    http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?oid=53540927

    With an optional ADF multi photo reader:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...ap=y&c3api=1876,52934714882,&is=REG&A=details


    Has anyone found any modern solution that can do 1200dpi, or is the now ancient Epson 3590 the best I can hope for?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    There are no modern options for ADF scanning at 1200 DPI. Automatic document feeders are for documents and scratch photos. The only modern way is to use a flatbed scanner. The epson attachment only allows 4x6 photos as well.

    I run my own Archiving business. I am the only one around offering 1200 DPI scans of photographs. The reason? I hand scan photographs while everyone else use the PS50/80.
     
  3. ZombiePhysicist thread starter macrumors 6502

    ZombiePhysicist

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    UG, that's depressing. Not your business (sounds like a great service), but that there is no modern offerings. Just baffling really.
     
  4. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    It sure is. Though scanning photographs at 600 DPI gives you double the original size.
     

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