Dedicated Photo Scanner

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by marcusgee, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. marcusgee macrumors newbie

    marcusgee

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    Hi there! This is my first post to peripherals (I'm usually at the Apple TV Forums)--and I was wondering if anyone knows of a decent, dedicated photo scanner that's Mac compatible. Hammacher has one that is a good example of what I'm looking for (http://www.hammacher.com/publish/74597.asp), but their specs say that it requires Windoze XP or Vista.

    Is there such a thing for the Mac? I'd like to avoid a flatbed scanner, not to mention creating a Windows partition just for my photo scanning project, if at all possible. Thanks!
     
  2. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

    Cliff3

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    This is not a direct answer to your question, but if you have the negatives for your photos, you would get better quality scans working from those rather than the prints. Many flatbed scanners have film holder accessories, and there are also dedicated film/slide scanners.
     
  3. marcusgee thread starter macrumors newbie

    marcusgee

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    Unfortunately, these are old family photos for which I don't have negatives, so I have to scan the prints.
     
  4. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    Again, not exactly what you are asking for, but I have scanned all my old family photos in using a Canon flatbed scanner (LiDE 60). Their software has a "multi-scan" function that will scan multiple photos into separate files with one pass. Made my life so much easier! The scans are really good quality. If you decide to go this way, just be sure to get the updated drivers, etc. from the Canon site.
     

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