What is a good scanner for converting my photo album?

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Walter R., May 16, 2007.

  1. Walter R.

    Walter R. Guest

    I have dozens of photo albums that I never look at. I would be much more
    inclined to revisit old times if I could look at them on my monitor. Photos
    range from 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" (old Rolleiflex format) to 5" x 7".

    What is a good (non-professional) scanner that would convert my photos to
    digital images that look decent on a 19" monitor? Anything around $ 100?

    Do I scan each individual photo or can I do a batch?

    Thanks
     
    Walter R., May 16, 2007
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  2. Walter R.

    ray Guest

    It does not take much in the way of scanners these days to convert photos
    adequately. I've had outstanding success with scanner and printer
    purchases (refurb) from the Epson online store - I recommend you look
    there.
     
    ray, May 17, 2007
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  3. Walter R.

    Cats Guest

    For scanning the actual prints, almost any flat-bed scanner will do a
    really good job, but doing a batch isn't really possible AFAIK because
    document feeders don't work well with photographic prints. Suspect
    they are expensive as well! You could, put several prints on the
    glass at once and then use image editing software to lift each one out
    of the large image. However I doubt that will save a lot of time..

    Personally I'd get a known-brand scanner where the maker has a decent
    web site with software & manual downloads, rather than the very cheap
    rebranded ones that are sometimes in places like Lidl in the UK. I
    assuming there is something similar in the US.
     
    Cats, May 17, 2007
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  4. Walter R.

    Pete D Guest

    I would aim for at least somethig as good as a Canon 8400F
     
    Pete D, May 17, 2007
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