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    Need new budget scanner (sub-$80)...recommendations?
    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.)

    Thanks!

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    Need new budget scanner (sub-)...recommendations?
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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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    Need new budget scanner (sub-)...recommendations?

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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
    new vid 8/8/05

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    try a canon lide 60

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    Need new budget scanner (sub-)...recommendations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aeiou
    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
    new vid 8/8/05

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    Need new budget scanner (sub-)...recommendations?
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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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