Need Scanner Recommendation
Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:59 PM
My current scanner is an HP 5370C which I love because it can scan negatives and transparancies up to 5 x 5.
My great-grandfather was a professional photographer. I have stacks of negatives from 1900 and on. The negatives are in all sizes and a few are in strange shapes. The 5 x 5 adapter on the HP was perfect for this but HP no longer makes a scanner with this sort of transparency adapter.
I know that Ro has the Epson Perfection V350 Photo. I was looking at that or the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo. However neither of them (it appears) will scan the larger negatives.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Posted 24 February 2008 - 05:58 PM
have you checked the HP site to see if they have a Vista driver for your existing scan bed?
Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:12 PM
"We are sorry to inform you that there will be no Windows Vista support available for your HP product. Therefore your product will not work with Windows Vista. If you are using the Windows Vista operating system on your computer, please consider upgrading to a newer HP product that is supported on Windows Vista. HP has numerous products on the market that support Windows Vista."
The HP site displays the same message for my little HP PhotoSmart slide/negative scanner as well.
I find it interesting that HP is not developing Vistadrivers for these scanners. Even more interesting is that the lack of drivers is almost a marketing tool as you are directed to purchase a newer HP product.
Maybe I am being too cynical as I have had a bad week.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:39 PM
Funny that your scanner doesn't' have to be that old to not work with Vista.
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 09:32 PM
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