Recommended Scanner?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JoshFink, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. JoshFink macrumors regular

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    From personal experiences, what is everyone's rec's for a scanner? I'm only interested in scanning in pictures. I would like something that:

    a) Scans well
    b) Looks nice (something "MACish" would be nice
    c) Preferably doesn't have a company specific software that is needed
    d) Is small

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Josh
     
  2. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    I have two Canon scanners that I like very much. They are the LiDE series -- 35 and 60. Great scans! I use Photoshop Elements to scan with them, but you could use Image Capture or VueScan as well, depending on you personal preferences.
     
  3. JoshFink thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks... I was under the impression that I HAD to use the Canon Included Software with the Lide's ? Not the case?

    Josh
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You can expect Canon's driver to probably be better than third-party drivers. However, Image Capture with the Canon driver is far better in my experience than say Photoshop Elements or any other non-Apple software and Canon's TWAIN plug-in. Go ahead and install Canon's software. Fire-up Image Capture and do a scan. Then use any other TWAIN-compatible app and do a TWAIN scan. Note the difference.
     

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