Flatbed Scanner I need to scan old hard copy photos
Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:31 PM
1)I wonder what how others feel about this? Does it really matter if I use a flatbed or all in one?
2) can anyone recommend one that is compatible with a Mac?
I did buy an Epson Perfection V300 but it did not work well and I had to use Image Capture which I guess is a "work around" to get the Epson to work with my Mac. The scanner never scanned correctly and I returned it. Epson blamed it on the Mac Image Capture.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:49 PM
HTH a little bit. Sorry I couldn't be of more help to you!
Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:17 PM
Most scanner manufacturers websites should have Mac (and Windows) based drivers available for the model of scanner you have. If your mac is having trouble scanning the images, just pop over and make sure you have the latest driver. Usually found on the support pages.
I know Macs are pretty good at picking up the correct drivers as soon as you plug your equipment in, but it could be that the driver is corrupted somehow.
A bit naughty of Epson to blame the Apple software. Their product should work on either platform!
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:26 PM
Thanks, Marilyn! Actually mine is an All-In-One then and it is a flatbed scanner - it's great!
Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:27 PM
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6, but can help with older versions: PS7, CS2 & CS4.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:33 PM
Dave, I did have Epson support on the phone 3 different times....about an hour each time. We had the latest driver downloaded ( 3 times) and since the scanner still do not scan well, by that I mean it scanned the pictures funny. It cut off half the pic or a corner of the pic. The scanner is made to scan 4 photos at once and I could not do that. I could scan 2 pics, but part of the pic was missing. So frustrating and then to tell me the problem is with Image Capture just added to the frustrations. I was told to check the settings in Image Capture on my Mac or or Apple said they would do it for about $70.00.
My solution was to return my scanner and now I am starting over.
Any other suggestions for a flatbed scanner for my Mac Book Pro?? Anyone??
Thank you so much! Laurie
Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:17 AM
hope you can find one you like.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:07 AM