> I would like to buy a flatbed scanner. If I want to digitize pictures
> for the WWW, do I need a really high end scanner (e.g., Microtek
> ScanMaker III), or would a $500 scanner (e.g., UMAX Vista S-12) be
> sufficient? How about $200 scanner, like a Microtek E3?
A handheld scanner is capable of getting images captured for website
publications. But like anything else, you usually get what you pay
for. Better features, reliability, quality, support, etc. come with
name vendors and products. The UMAX Vista S-12 is a very good quality
scanner that should last many years with professional type output.