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You might be interested in the notion of liquid mounting slides on a
flatbed scanner. I haven't tried it, but have heard it gets very good
results. It would be one way to bump up the quality, should decide to
go the way of a flatbed.

http://www.imagingrevue.com/articles/?article=000397

Karen

On May 18, 2004, at 12:25 PM, Angie Fox wrote:

> What is the current thinking about scanning slides on flatbed
> scanners? Are the flatbeds beginning to be true rivals to dedicated
> slide scanners? I'm looking at the Epson Perfection 4870. It looks
> good but I'm still a little hesitant to take the plunge and depend
> fully on a flatbed. If we add a slide scanner, I'm looking at the
> Nikon Coolscan 5000 with the optional slide feeder. Back in Feb 2003,
> someone on the list noted an issue with slides becoming jammed. Has
> anyone else had the same problem?
> Thanks,
> Angie
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