software you use for scanning is as important as the hardware.
scanners for years have produced, well, cheap scans. Their software
was rudimentary. Then along came SilverFast, and people found out
that an economical scanner could do a rather good job if, if it
had an outstanding software.
the good midrange scanner companies are gradually learning that
the SilverFast software team is so good that SilverFast is better
in all respects. Not merely slightly better, but substantially better.
example, Polaroid's scanning software got thumbs down year after
year from reviewers. Not only was the scanner itself plagued with
inadequate definition in shadow areas, but the software was deficient.
After two years of failing to convince any professional reviewer
of its scanner software, Polaroid finally realized that SilverFast
software was infinitely better than its own. Polaroid now bundles
SilverFast in Europe. Shortly SilverFast will be available for Polaroid
4000 in the USA.
even if you have an entry level Epson scanner, if it takes SilverFast,
then you can improve your scans appreciably.
obtain information of whether SilverFast is available for your make
or model of scanner, take a look at www.SilverFast.com, e-mail is
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