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My UMAX Astra 2000U doesn't seem to work with OSX, and I want to upgrade my flatbed scanner.

I don't scan slides, but I do value a good, non-glitchy interface and good images (of course).

I'm flummoxed by the variety of models. Which models would you recommend? (It's alright if they're not one of the spanking new models.)

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I was not able to use my Umax Astra 3400 scanner until I download VueScan. That application my give you a little more life out of your old scanner while you look for a new one.

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i know the threads old, but my gf is giving me a Umax3400 scanner....rMan, how does it work? good? any problems?

what about the twain import on photoshop?

EDIT: can this thiing scan film/slides with USABLE results?

even if not, hey, its free, i cant complain

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try a canon lide 60
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try a canon lide 60
I second this suggestion... If anybody reading this is looking for a new cheap scanner... I actually have the LiDe 35. Canon makes great little scanners.

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guys the post if 4months old lol im willing to bet he found something

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I'm sure he did too. I just saw the mention of the Canons and thought I would back that comment up. I have only used one UMAX before and it was completely broken when I got it... So I can't really help there.

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