What's a good scanner software for photos?

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by PeterH, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. PeterH

    PeterH Guest

    Is there as preferred scanner software for scanning photos?
     
    PeterH, Jul 11, 2004
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  2. There aren't many choices.
    Either you use the manufacturer's scanner interface that comes with the
    scanner or a third party app.
    VueScan and SilverFast are the big two there.

    If you mean, an application to scan INTO (via TWAIN, which still uses the
    scanner interface software), there are a bazillion, from (freebies) like
    IrfanView all the way to (expensive) full PhotoShop.

    Mac
     
    Mac McDougald, Jul 11, 2004
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  3. PeterH

    MCheu Guest

    On Sun, 11 Jul 2004 07:18:59 GMT, "PeterH" <reply to
    There is no preferred scanning software for scanning photos. You can
    scan with whatever's handy. When it comes to photo editing though,
    Adobe photoshop is considered the best for Windows. Jasc's Paintshop
    pro is nearly as powerful for considerably less money.

    If you're running Linux or some sort of Unix, there's the GIMP. It's
    sort of the Unix/Linux equivalent to Photoshop. A version typically
    comes bundled in most distros, so if you're running Linux, odds are,
    you already have it.

    Not sure about Mac, but as there's a Mac version of Photoshop, I'd
    imagine it's photoshop.
     
    MCheu, Jul 11, 2004
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  4. Of course there is Macintosh version of Photoshop.
    Add to the list the much cheaper but very powerful PhotoShop Elements,
    Windows or Macintosh.

    Mac
     
    Mac McDougald, Jul 11, 2004
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  5. PeterH

    RSD99 Guest

    "MCheu" posted:
    "...
    When it comes to photo editing though,
    Adobe photoshop ...
    Jasc's Paintshop Pro ...

    If you're running Linux or some sort of Unix, there's the GIMP ...
    ...."

    A couple of other programs that are just as good ... and quite a bit less $$$ ... as
    PhotoShop are

    Picture Window Pro ... maybe even "better" for the Photographer-Set

    Corel PhotoPaint

    CinePaint ... a 16-bit per pixel version of The GIMP

    ALL seem to handle 16-bit per pixel images quite well.
     
    RSD99, Jul 11, 2004
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