[sane-devel] drum scanners or high-end flatbeds: any hope?
m. allan noah
kitno455 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 20:13:25 UTC 2009
Developers can only write software for machines they can access and/or
get protocol documentation for. These machines are quite expensive,
and they are rare. Hence, out of the range of most volunteer
On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 2:18 PM, David Heinrich <dh003i at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm interested in scanning 4x5 transparency film, and would like to have
> something a little better than the Epson V750 (which gets a real optical
> resolution of 3200 at best, but more likely around 2200 - 2400, despite
> stating more than 6000 dpi). Hence, I'm interested in entry-level
> drum-scanners, like the Howtek 4500, or high-end flatbed scanners, like the
> Creo Eversmart series or Creo iQsmart series. Has anyone done anything on
> this? As far as I can tell, there isn't support for any drum scanners,
> dedicated film scanners, or high-end scanners at all on Linux? (the best
> scanners I see supported, like the Epson V750, are at best high-end consumer
> scanners, not suitable for enlargements beyond 3-4x).
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