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Carie Nixon <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:42:28 -0500
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We are scanning literally thousands of slides for archiving at the Illinois
Natural History Survey.  We are currently using Plustek Optic Film scanners
and they are very good, scanning up to 7000 dpi.  There are several models
available, with the basic difference being the software to process your
scans.  Since we do our processing in Photoshop, I find that you don't have
to use the most expensive model.  B&H carries a pretty full line of them,
and they are widely available elsewhere.  

We used to use Polaroid scanners until we couldn't get drivers for the new
computer systems, then we switched to Nikon.  Similar story.  When our Nikon
Coolscan 9000 died, we purchased a Plustek.  We actually get better scans
with it than we did with the Nikon.  I even bought one for home since I,
also, have many slides to digitize.

Carie Nixon
Illinois Natural History Survey (for 2 more weeks . . . then I'll be retired)

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