Scanner woes / recommendations
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 14:01:12 +0000
The only scanner I ever bought, an ancient scsi/Umax Vista s6e which I had
from new, has broken down. Using xsane I never had to use anything other
than the default settings and the colours were, to my eye, just fine. The
scanner was also quite quick.
So, I borrowed my wife's, cheap, work-supplied usb/Canoscan Lide30,
thinking I would just confirm it worked then buy one for my own use. I
believe I am using the correct (plustek), back-end but the result is
horrible. There is a pronounced pink tint to photographs, and documents
which I can just about nullify by a lot of manual tinkering, only to find
that the same settings do not work for maps, which I can't get right no
matter how hard I try - if the colours are OK then the contrast/brightness
are lousy. Of course, the damn thing works fine under XP.
Was I just lucky with the Umax? Does it normally take a lot of adjustment
to get scanners working under linux? Do you have any hints /
recommendations for not-too-expensive models that are known to work well?
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