FTGH for pickup in So Cal: PDP-11/44, Macs, Atari ST, RiscPC, ...
healyzh at avanthar.com
Tue Jul 6 16:22:46 CDT 2021
On Jul 6, 2021, at 2:06 PM, Paul Koning <paulkoning at comcast.net> wrote:
>> On Jul 6, 2021, at 4:57 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> On Jul 5, 2021, at 7:30 PM, Cameron Kaiser via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>> UMAX Astra 2100U flatbed USB scanner with power supply. Powers on. Works
>>> with classic Mac OS but probably most systems. No driver disc.
>> This should be usable on modern systems using “VueScan”.
> Yes, the VueScan manual confirms that.
>> For those of us that have old scanners, “VueScan” is the greatest piece of software ever.
> I'll second that. Very impressive, incredible breadth of support and a really good value for the money.
> It includes (and does well) wild stuff like scanning negatives or transparencies, something that other scanner software often claims to do but doesn't necessarily deliver.
To scan negatives or slides, you need a transparency adapter, and I believe that was optional on the scanner in question. Which reminds me, I really should dump my old UMAX S-6 with the transparency adapter (and normal lid). I’d kept it around, as it would have allowed me to scan 4x5 or 8x10 negatives (I now have an Epson scanner for 8x10 negatives).
VueScan gives me results very close to SilverFast 8, with none of the headaches.
If anyone is crazy enough to want a UMAX S-6 SCSI scanner that does 300 dpi, that can scan transparencies, give a shout. I used it on a PowerMac 8500/180 and a PowerMac G4/450. I haven’t used it in about 20 years, so no idea if it still works.
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