trixter at oldskool.org
Sun Aug 21 02:41:17 CDT 2005
Barry Watzman wrote:
> The HP 5470C and 5490C are available on E-Bay cheap (sometimes under $10)
My problem with HP scanners isn't with the hardware -- it's usually quite good
-- but with the TWAIN driver and/or scanning software you have to use. My
preservation work involves scanning a lot of silkscreened material, like
software box covers and magazine ads, and I've found that the best way to deal
with that is to use the scanner software's built-in de-screening process --
except, unless I'm missing something, HP's software doesn't have any.
I currently use Microtek scanners solely for their excellent de-screening
options (you can specify the LPI of the screen and it oversamples the image
while scanning by that amount and fixes it somehow). I've tried doing my own
manual de-screen, but it takes time and isn't easily automated, so that's why I
like Microtek's software.
If someone knows if HP software has this option, or how they deal with
silkscreened images, I'd love some more information.
Jim Leonard (trixter at oldskool.org) http://www.oldskool.org/
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