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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:56 am    Post subject: Mac mini compatible scanner Reply with quote

Hi. I'm looking for scanner recommendations that work well with the mini. I'd like something that scans 4x6 photo prints and puts them into iPhoto with as little work as possible. I realize that's a tall order, but that's what I'm going to be doing with the scanner so I'd like to get as close to that as possible. I have a lot of old photos that I'd like to make digital. I don't need to do any photo corrections.

Right now I have an HP Scanjet 3970 that works okay. However for each print I have to select the scan area I want, click send to iPhoto, and then drag the picture to an album. This will be tedious with hundreds of pictures. I'd love something that can be set to scan a 4x6 picture to a file in a folder or something.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read the Canon 8400F is a really nice scanner. I was thinking about getting one in the next few weeks.

http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=ModelDetailAct&fcategoryid=120&modelid=10242
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you post a review if you do? Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.macworld.com/2004/11/reviews/canoscan8400f/index.php/

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1712301,00.asp

There was a print article in Macworld magazine as well. Do you subscribe?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HP Scanjet 5530 Photosmart Scanner is a good one.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There was a print article in Macworld magazine as well. Do you subscribe?


Are you kidding? I'm not that infected yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll see if I can check those out in the store.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nalenb wrote:
I'll see if I can check those out in the store.


While there check out the Epson 4180. It's a great scanner and looks nice sitting next to the mini. I'm totally happy with mine!

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=46253281
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone has these, how quickly can you scan a 4x6 photo and get it into iPhoto?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It takes under a minute to scan a 4x6. Just scan a bunch of pictures into a pre-set folder and then drag entire folder into iPhoto. Scanning pictures is always a time consuming project so just take your time and enjoy reminiscing over your old pictures!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have the Epson Perfection 3200 photo and it is simply awesome! My wife does professional-quality picture touchups, works with negatives and slides, and various other work so we didn't skimp when we bought this scanner.

Of course, she was on the nasty when we first bought it, so I was just hoping there were drivers available when I bought her iMac. (and, of course, there ARE...we've had zero issues under OS X with this scanner)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry, it seems like you don't like Microsoft Windows.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nalenb wrote:
Larry, it seems like you don't like Microsoft Windows.

There might be some truth to your statement. Smile

I LOVE PC's. GREAT bang-for-the-buck. And windows certainly provides me with a lot of work to do (I'm an IT security guy). If you are a smart user and enjoy the UI, then more power to you. But windows is definitely not my thing...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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nalenb wrote: I have to select the scan area I want



That would be pain in the neck!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where can you check if your canner is supported in the latest OS-X?
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