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    Scanner for Mac
    I am looking for a nice scanner for my Mac. I have a lot of old photos I would like to preserve digitally. I can spend up to $500. Any recommendations? Thanks!

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    I can't recommend a specific scanner since mine is more than 6 years old, but I'd recommend Canon. I have a Canoscan that still works great after all these years.

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    All of the photos were taken with a Fuji camera, scanned into my old PPC Mini with my ancient Canoscan and tweaked with iPhoto. I'm not a great photographer and my camera is a low-end Fuji, so much of the credit for the quality of the photos goes to the Canoscan.

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    I second the Canon scanners. Have completed scanning about 35 gigs of old family photos using an LiDE 60 and the results are really good (considering the condition of the originals, of course). Has a great multi-scan feature where you can lay multiple photos on the platen and it will scan each into an individual file. Real time-saver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skybolt View Post
    I second the Canon scanners. Have completed scanning about 35 gigs of old family photos using an LiDE 60 and the results are really good (considering the condition of the originals, of course). Has a great multi-scan feature where you can lay multiple photos on the platen and it will scan each into an individual file. Real time-saver.
    Aw, man my LiDE 20 doesn't do that. I can put multiple photos on the platen of course but I have to chop them up in Photoshop. Oh well, at least it works with my Macbook, and all my archival photo scanning has been long since completed with the little workhorse. Also Leopard seems to like to complain about it in the log files when it's plugged in for some reason.

    Still a great (if older) scanner. Canon scanners good.

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    Have you downloaded the latest CanoScan Toolbox for your scanner? That is where the option for multi-scan resides. It worked fine for my LiDE 25 (before I got this later scanner).
    Mary

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