>You didn't mention HP. When it comes to support, nobody comes close
>to HP. Especially since you're on Windows (like me) where from the
>support perspective, it's like standing on quicksand. If you read
>this photoshop newsgroup a lot you'll see plenty of people posting
>queries about a variety of problems they're having with other vendors'
Wow, musta missed all those.
Canon makes a nice scanner that is both cheaper and better than
The higher end of the Umax line is pretty good, you don't have
to use their supplied scsi card, an adaptec works even better.
The magic buzzwords for scanners are ASPI and TWAIN. With those
you can hook just about any decent scanner to just about any ASPI
driver on a decent SCSI controller.
I use an Envisions with the Adaptec 2940 SCSI controller, never
burps, always works. The same scanner also worked with a QLogic
undocumented file you needed to install before it would work with
disk drives properly.
Quote:>Those other scanners may have fantastic specs for the price, but if
>you can't get it to work with whatever version of Windows you're
>using, or a scsi card not made by the scanner manufacturer, etc.,
>those great specs aren't worth a hill of beans.
True, but the picture is by far from as bleak as you state it.
The neighbor's 8-year old can usually help with any adapter