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looking for scanner suitable for webmaster work


7:55 pm on Sep 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I would like to buy a scanner for my webmaster needs, and the question is unusual but I dont know anything about scanners so please help me.

I would like to scann some hand painted illustrations, and documents

I dont think that I will need the scanner for high quailiy photograph scanning.

the budget is up to 250$ but the cheaper the better

I saw some Canon models:

canon lide 90 - 79$
canon lide 600f - 129$
canon canoscan 4400f - 85$

which one will do the work ?

best regards

5:58 pm on Sept 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Read some reviews to educate yourself about scanner specs. They are all probably good enough for web pages.
8:01 am on Sept 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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For web pages, the actual image that ends up being used will display on a screen at 72 dpi. So all the scanners listed will give you the ability to scan and selectively crop for this use. Features, usability and aesthetics would be my only concern if I never wanted to put the scans to a high definition use.
9:49 am on Sept 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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By default, Windows operates at a notional screen resolution of 96dpi (dots per inch). I think that "72" has been inherited from the printing industry. If you print text using a font size of 18pt, it will be 1/4 of an inch high (I think).

If you choose "Large Fonts" in windows, the notional screen resolution in Windows becomes 120dpi.

All modern scanners should be good enough for web use - what's best for you will depend on price, speed and features. Since, features are mostly implemented in software - that's something you should look at. If you want to scan slides, you'll need a transparency adapter (included with some scanners).


4:29 pm on Sept 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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thanks, a lot

a friend of mine gave me suggestion that I should buy Canon CanoScan8800F but I think this scanner is more for prints and the price is higher than those I have listed

I will probably buy a Canon Lide200, it seems it is improved Lide90 with little bit better resoltion and people say that is enough fast, and the price is ok (about 90$)

one more time
thanks a lot :=)))