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Is there a GOOD hand scanner?
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 04, 2008 06:08AM
Or is this a hoped for but never realized item? There are times I would like one so I would not have to break the spines when scanning pages.
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Re: Is there a GOOD hand scanner?
Posted by: pipiens
Date: February 04, 2008 07:56AM
How about a 'No Hands" scanner?
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Re: Is there a GOOD hand scanner?
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 04, 2008 08:00AM
Interesting . where do I buy one. I'll have to clean out my garage tho because I don't think it will fit in my house!
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Re: Is there a GOOD hand scanner?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: February 04, 2008 08:36AM
Sometimes a common consumer-level digital camera will work.

I was able to do this in a pinch when a presenter at a small workshop only brought color printouts of the photos he wanted to share with the audience. Instead of having him pass around the photos to the attendees, I took out my camera and quickly snapped a full-frame shot of each one. I then slipped the memory card into my laptop, copied them over, and displayed the photos in a slide show on the room's projector. I was surprised at the fine quality of the results.
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Re: Is there a GOOD hand scanner?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: February 04, 2008 10:00AM
I used to have one back in 1990 --- because $300 was all I was going to pay for a scanner!

I loved those days when MacXxxxxx catalog stores let you try and return everything!
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Re: Is there a GOOD hand scanner?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 04, 2008 11:35AM
I agree with the camera method. Set up a table with bright diffuse lighting and get a 5mp camera on a tripod. If you already have the camera and tripod (or can borrow one), all you need are a couple of bright lights.



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