I'd like to start putting the details of all my grocery receipts into a spreadsheet. What's the simplest and quickest way to do that? [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommendations on what scanner to purchase to scan some photos and negatives? Some of the pictures that I want to scan are older than I am and I was hoping that I could scan these pictures and negatives and then use the program called Aperture to fix some of the imperfections on the pictures. The other thing is that the amount of pictures I have to scan are immense. The number of pictures and negatives will be in the thousands. While this seems like an overwhelming task, I want to be able to show my future children all of their relatives that are no longer with us. I don't want to spend a fortune, but if there are scanners that can facilitate doing this quickly I am willing to save up money to make a good investment that can get this huge project done more quickly. If anyone has any suggestions, please post.
I need to scan some documents and sections of bound books at home, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to do so. If I were only scanning documents, and if cost were no issue, I'd go with the Fujita ScanSnap iX1500. But since I need to scan books as well, it seems that I'll need either a flatbed scanner or a pen scanner. Or possibly a camera with good lighting? But I need the scans to be output as PDFs with OCR, and that's proven difficult with document photography in the past. My priorities are quickness, ease of use (including software), and suitability for documents (vs photos - I don't care about photos). Plus Mac compatibility. Any suggestions?
I need to buy a scanner that can handle photo prints (up to 8.5x11") and also 35mm slides and the occasional glass plate negative, and I'm bewildered by the number of options. Does anyone have a good amount of experience using a make/model for this kind of work that they can recommend? [more inside]
Scansnap users - details please on how you organise scanned documents ? [more inside]
I currently have an Epson Perfection V30. I'm not too happy about the scan quality. What's a good upgrade? Scan quality is priority #1, low price is priority #2 (the range of $100-$200 is ideal). Don't care about the software (I use VueScan).
I draw and write with a variety of black pens in a Rhodia Reverse notebook. The notebook's paper is gridded with thin bluish lines, which I appreciate to help with ruling, etc., and because I like how the grid pattern looks with my drawings. I'd like to scan the notebook for safekeeping, but find that my scanner will only pick up a fraction of the gridding. I don't know if the gridlines are a true photo blue, but is there any way to ensure that my scans will match how I see the pages? I'm using an Epson Perfection 1660 Photo scanner.
At one airport, the scanner always beeps if I pass through without removing my shoes. The same scanner lets my colleague pass without removing shoes. At another airport, our roles are reversed. The colleague has to remove shoes because the scanner beeps, while I pass through without any problems. Both scanners (at different airports within Australia) are the gated type, not the enclosed-chamber sorts. What is going on?
My Epson Scanner is producing weird, noisy, solarized scans of my transparencies. Help? [more inside]
I'm looking for a (relatively inexpensive) scanner with a good depth of field to scan faces, objects etc. Help?
I want to implement a simple barcode inventory system, but this has lead to surprisingly complicated questions. [more inside]
I'm one of those film hold-outs. I want a film scanner for for my old and new negatives and slides. But I'm confused. [more inside]
I'm looking to go paperless, and have been quite impressed by what I've read about the Neatdesk adf scanner. I'm looking for something similar to compare it to(so I don't buy the first thing I see), and I recall seeing some "X"-shaped scanner somewhere in some magazine(Wired is ringing a bell, but I really do not recall), but no amount of Google-fu can help me locate it again. Has anybody seen such a thing? [more inside]
Just returned from fabulous 2 week holiday in New York. I Brought back Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer from Staples costing $230. Unfortunately, I cannot use it in U.K., unless I plug voltage converter/transformer products. Has anyone else bought this set over there with more success? Any advice \ information appreciated. Please specify me What exact voltage converter product to buy & where to buy it from USA online store. Thanks. [more inside]
Scanning slides and negatives. What level of scanner must I consider to get high res. files from which I can produce sharp, digital prints up to 8" x 10"? Canon offers the CanoScan LiDE 600F for around $140.00 but I'm concerned about the quality of it's scans.
I'm thinking of purchasing a pen scanner to use for my research. The Irispen, C Pen, and Quicklink lines seem to be the most commonly used. Can anyone advise me on which one to buy? [more inside]
My new HP printer/scanner/copier doesn't want to play nice with ... well, everything. [more inside]
I'm trying to find a good solution for scanning and cataloging articles in magazines and books so I can get rid of the hard copies, but find the articles easily. [more inside]
I need a cheap way of developing and printing black and white film, but I have neither the space nor the inclination to build a darkroom. [more inside]
Are there any new inexpensive scanners with depth of field like the old Hewlett Packards? I would like to scan small objects like I could with an old Hewlett Packard but it's not working with my new Scanjet 4890. [more inside]
Is there an inexpensive film scanner capable of processing medium-format negatives (120 film, 6x6)? [more inside]
I'm looking for a scanner at around the $200 range. I would like a flatbed scanner which can take 35mm and 120 film. Problem is, my eMac doesn't have USB 2.0, so many of the nice scanners they have nowadays won't connect to my machine. So, it needs to be Firewire-compatible. With all that in mind, what model should I get? Will I have to go used? [more inside]
I found this nifty device: it's a pen that scans text and lets you load it up to your computer. [more inside]
A question about film scanners. [more inside]
Is there any way I can get my SCSI Lintype-Hell Jade scanner to work in OS X for free? [more inside]
I am currently shopping for a scanner and cordless power tools. I am considering factory reconditioned models. What are peoples experiences, good and bad, with this?
I often do line art that is 11" x 14" at original size and I cannot work at a smaller size. Standard Scanners are some variation of the 9" x 11" maximum scanning area, and therein lies the dilemma. Looking for recommendations on "medium" / "B" Size scanners or tips on overcoming this issue with a standard-sized scanner and "oversized"-art. [more inside]
I have a boatload of 35mm and ASP photos that I'd like to digitize. The options I've found are either expensive or insanely tedious... [M.I.] [more inside]
Is there any benefit to using a flatbed scanner instead of a copy stand with a digital camera to digitize flat art?
Where to go for reviews of flatbed scanners? It used to be that I'd pick up PCMagazine or something like that, but I'm looking for something more photo- rather than business-oriented. Do you have any trusted resources, online or off?
Book scanning. I don't like carrying around several pounds of college textbooks with me when I have a perfectly good laptop. I want to create really nice scans of my books, preferably in PDF so I can search through them and bookmark them. I don't want to rip open the bindings. Google looks like they have the ability to make nice scans. There are countless articles on robotic book scanning, and places to send in your books for PDF conversion. I need to be able to do this at home. Buying a scanner and using that is too laborious (scan, preview, adjust, save, flip page, start over, convert to PDF). [more inside]
Pen Scanners: Just started grad school and am considering a pen scanner (like this one from C Pen) to store highlighted text from the many, many, articles I have to read. Does anyone have experience with these tools? Are they useful, or just another distracting gadget? OS X Compatibility? Any recommendations or experiences would be appreciated.
Are sheetfed scanners made any more? [more inside] [more inside]