Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: In the Ozarks of Missouri
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Re: O/T- Posting pics
If they had the digital camera technology like they do now, I would have never bought a scanner. When I bought mine, a 1200dpi cool lamp full color flatbed scanner was slightly cheaper than the price of a B/W digital camera - so it was a no brainer. The good thing is, I bought the right one and the scanner is still as good as most of the top end ones on the market now - and still better than the mid range ones - so it was a good hardware investment that hasn't aged much (unlike the top of the line 90MHZ Pentium it was connected to! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img])
If I were in the market now, I would spend the money on a higher end digital camera instead of a scanner. There is not much else that I do anymore except scan in pics now that I am out of the building trade. I know I would take more photos if I had a digital because the processing costs are nil compared to regular photos, and you eliminate quite a few steps with the digital. Also, you have instant views of your pics and can delete them and retake if they suck. I am not a professional photog dude, so that would be a great thing to have.
My .02, 1/4 of the readers will agree, 1/4 will say I am out of my mind, 1/4 will say who cares, and 1/4 will say what the heck are you all talking about - so it probably will boil down to personal preference and what you are going to use it for.
When you come to the end of your road, get out and lock the hubs in . . .