Scanner Capabilities

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Jacky, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Jacky

    Jacky Guest

    Hi, I'm looking for a scanner (or maybe it's the software only?) to
    auto-capture the photographs with the preset resolution settings, with one
    scan.

    Example, I placed 4 photographs on a A4 flatbed scanner,

    I pressed a button to scan, it should automatically churned out 4 pictures
    in JPEG with 300 DPI in 24 bit color as preset on my desktop.

    Is this requirement a hardware issue or software issue? Sounds like
    software, but I'm not sure which it is.


    Could someone please advise?

    Thanks,
     
    Jacky, Jul 23, 2003
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  2. Jacky

    Paul Handley Guest

    I believe the visioneer 8100 will do that, or any of the visioneer series.
    Their software/hardware doesn't require a prescan. The software loads itself
    into the system tray on startup and you can rightclick to setup the
    parameters you want. once set they will remain untill you change them.
    Unfortunately, once the scan is completed you have to save them yourself. If
    you cover the bed with pictures, you can seperate them later with Photoshop
    or someother imaging software. On a budget, I would reccomend Adobe
    Photoshop Elements 2.
    HTH
    Paul
     
    Paul Handley, Jul 23, 2003
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  3. Jacky

    Paul Handley Guest

    Oh I almost forgot to mention that Vuescan will automaticaly save the
    pictures and you could just press "Scan" instead of "Prescan" to eliminate
    that extra step. Unfortunately, I don't think Vuescan will work with the
    visioneer. Also, I could not get the drivers for Visioneer to connect to
    WinXp. So if you are using that OS You may have to choose another scanner.
    Go to www.vuescan.com and look for supported scanners and choose one of
    them.
    Paul
     
    Paul Handley, Jul 23, 2003
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  4. Jacky

    Jacky Guest


    I'm confused. Is Vuescan a software or brand of scanner? I went to
    www.vuescan.com, it seemed to be a search engine, and I found these 2 links
    are the closest, and couldn't make any sense out of it.

    - http://www.smartdraw.com/specials/digitalphotos.asp?id=16005
    - http://www.scanhelp.com/

    Both sites sells software that promised to make scanning an easier job.

    Are you advising me to get a scanner that is compatible with the scanner
    software that is on the sites?
     
    Jacky, Jul 24, 2003
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  5. VueScan is third party software written by Ed Hamrick, that supports many
    scanners. The site is http://www.hamrick.com/ .
     
    Klaas A Visser, Jul 24, 2003
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  6. Jacky

    Paul Handley Guest

    aaah, how could I have been so stupid? I could have sworn that was the right
    url! sorry!
    Paul
     
    Paul Handley, Jul 24, 2003
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  7. Jacky

    Paul Handley Guest

    Vuescan is one of the best scanning software out there. It's hard to use
    though if you are a beginner or hobbist. there is a lot of technical jargon
    involved with manipulating it. If you just use the defaults you should be
    alright. Some of the software included in these scanners is downright
    pathetic! The algorithems are so complicated in scanning I guess is why you
    don't see much independent software on th market. IMHO, Visioneer is the
    easist to use for a beginner, requiring no prescan, as I said before. Well
    I'm a hobbist, not a pro, so I tend to stick with uncomplicated software.
    Paul
     
    Paul Handley, Jul 24, 2003
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  8. Jacky

    Jacky Guest

    pathetic! The algorithems are so complicated in scanning I guess is why
    you

    Hi guys,

    Does it do the following?

    Example, I placed 4 photographs on a A4 flatbed scanner,

    I pressed a button to scan, it should automatically churned out 4 files
    in JPEG with 300 DPI in 24 bit color as preset on my desktop.

    Can it auto-crop multiple photographs into mutiple files?
     
    Jacky, Jul 24, 2003
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  9. Jacky

    Jacky Guest

    The Canon software will do that, but only if there is a reasonable about
    of
    Thanks!! canon is the scanner i will buy!! :)
     
    Jacky, Jul 26, 2003
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