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Re: RES: Scanning

Yeup. Good idea. I have only heard good things about VueScan but have not used it.
Also, the V750 was not mentioned since it uses kami fluid for wet mounting. Various 
tests have shown using this scanner to make an improved scan but as Dan says, not
advisable for classroom situations. @ the Institute I chose the V700 solely for that
If you are interested and want to try wet mounting as it does aid in eliminating scratches 
and even dust, here is a web site allowing for an inexpensive way to accrue the necessary 
materials as well as the author's thoughts on what works best. <tinyurl.com/6g6why>

On Aug 28, 2008, at 4:36 AM, Dan Burkholder wrote:

Jack's advice seems right on target too. That Epson V700 is sweet; they have a model a bit more expensive (V750?) that comes with tray and stuff for liquid mounting of slides and chromes. Neat but not what you'd want in a classroom situation.

About scanning software. A few years ago I had a conflict with a SCSI card and Polaroid software. It looked like a new SCSI card was in order but I was loath to purchase one of those 'cause SCSI was a dying protocol. Instead, VueScan software (www.Hamrick.com) saved the day. VueScan supports HUNDREDS of scanners, has a clean interface and, if you get the Pro version (not that much more $$), you get lifetime upgrades so you'll never be stuck spending more money for Snow Leopard, Vista Service Pack 583 or anything else down the road. It's very good scanning software that you can use on just about any scanner on the planet.

Hope this helps!



On Aug 28, 2008, at 1:05 AM, Jack Fulton wrote:

The only glitch in that I hear is that if you work w/Macs like I presume most
of us do, once Snow Leopard appears Nikon will not write software for it. However, the SilverFast people do
and will.