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There are some great handheld scanners iscan and vupoint are good ones

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 7:24 AM, Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Jennifer,
>
> Before buying a new scanner, you might see if VueScan has a version for
> your scanner. I believe the trial is free, so you can make sure it works
> before you buy. Another possibility is SilverFast, although it’s more
> expensive and rather complex (assuming you don’t use the automatic settings.
>
> The only thing I’ve found with VueScan, is the scale setting is kind of
> odd. I found it’s easiest to increase resolution and leave the scale at
> 100%. Otherwise you end up with odd sizes. I like to scan 300% at 600 dpi.
> In VueScan, I would scan at 100% and 1800 dpi.
>
> I have an Epson V700 Photo scanner which I like. I had EpsonScan (Epson’s
> scanning software) perfectly calibrated. I was disappointed to find the
> newer version does an awful job with color. Everything shifts towards
> green. Yes adjustments can be made both before (in EpsonScan) and after (in
> Photoshop) scanning, but I still wasn’t satisfied with the result. I did
> better with SilverFast, which has some nice calibration features.
>
> My work is small, so I don’t have the additional challenge of working with
> large pieces.
>
> Best of luck,
> K
>
>
> On Jun 6, 2018, at 5:47 AM, Jennifer Landin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hi friends
> My beloved HP Scanjet4670 See-thru Vertical scanner has no drivers for any
> recent OS (and the old computer I was keeping just for scanning is dying).
> What I loved about that scanner: the scanning bed was clear and removable
> so I could scan large pieces by moving the scanner on the painting, then
> piecing the scans together in PS.
> Looks like HP has not made any similar scanners so I'm looking at the
> Epson Perfection V39. But thought I'd ask my GNSI friends before making a
> purchase.
> Any suggestions? How do you digitize large pieces?
> Thanks!
>
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