A lot of people ask me about the type of scanner I use. I’m an Epson fan when it comes to desktop scanners. Particularly their photo scanner line. I like their software, it is easy to use, even in the professional mode. I like to ability to batch scan and to choose my resolution. I typically do all my corrections in Memory Manager so all the “bells & whistles” (like digital ice, dust removal, etc) don’t really interest me. I like to have more control over my editing and I get much better quality scans if I don’t use the extra options on the scanner.
Scan from your purse
I used to pack my scanner and laptop with me when I went to people’s homes to capture their stories in photographs. Cumbersome and heavy – not to mention that scanners can be very temperamental when moved around. But recently, I found a small portable scanner that has gotten me really excited. It is very easy to use and does great quality scans without needing to be attached to a computer. It scans at 300 or 600 dpi very quickly, fits into a briefcase and comes with software that invisibly stitches scans of larger items together. The software is so easy to use – it does the stitching with the click of a button. Every stitch has been perfect without my intervention. I feel that the software alone is worth the price of the scanner. This sweet little piece of technology has saved me hours of work in the short time that I’ve had it. I highly recommend the FlipPal Scanner if you want quality, portability and something very easy to use.