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Jason Dunn
07-12-2004, 09:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.photographyblog.com/more.php?id=3111_0_1_0_M' target='_blank'>http://www.photographyblog.com/more.php?id=3111_0_1_0_M</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The need for creating digital libraries of everything from household bills and documents to old family photographs has drawn new customers to digital scanning. Canon's new CanoScan(R) 3000 ex, CanoScan 8400F and CanoScan LiDE 35 Color Image Scanners provide consumers with quality, ease-of-use and simplicity at entry-level price points."</i><br /><br />Scanners seem to be among the most boring of digital photo tools, don't they? These scanners seem almost identical to the LiDE scanner I bought almost four years ago. This feature sounds useful though:<br /><br /><i>"The LiDE 35 scanner also features dust, fading and grain correction for printed photos. This technology can automatically remove much of the dust from scans of printed photos, the fading correction feature examines originals with faded color and intelligently rebuilds color quality while the grain correction works to smooth and eliminate undesirable grain from scanned images."</i><br /><br />If it works well, that would be a time-saver. I'd like to see more innovation around the hardware though, specifically with tackling the issue of auto-feeding images. I'm sure most people have 100's if not 1000's of old photos, of varying sizes, that they want to scan, but doing them one by one is time consuming and painful. Why isn't Canon addressing this market with any of their new scanners?

Lee Yuan Sheng
07-13-2004, 03:10 AM
Drat, no replacement for the FS4000.. guess film scanners are dead too.