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Skypix hand scanner,
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I'm in the process of digitising lots of old family records and photos. I was looking for a way of getting a decent image of some very old oil paintings which are too big to fit on a flatbed scanner and being framed canvas pictures could not be taken out and pushed through a large format scanner either. Photographing them was a nightmare even with my Canon EOS which is fairly high spec. Thought I'd give this a try for £49 and was amazed. Took it straight out of the box, popped in some batteries and a memory card and walked up to one of the pictures hanging on my wall. 2 swipes and plugged it into the computer which recognised it immediately. Then put the two scans through a free microsoft photo stitching program called ICE (image composite editor) and there was the whole picture stitched together! The 900 dpi image created captures right down to the brush strokes. Far better then a photo.
Oh. And you can use it to scan stuff out of books etc. too but that you will have known from the description.
Couple of hints: Can be a little tricky to get the scan speed right but you can practise easily enough first. It helps if doing multiple swipes of a large picture to use a straight edge to guide it.
The manual/guide leaflet doesn't match the specification of the scanner I got but I only read that afterwards (I'm a bloke!).
All in all, for £49 its a great bit of kit.
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Initial post: 27 Apr 2013 09:11:21 BDT
Nice review. I've been looking for a decent hand-held scanner and think I'll go for this one after reading. (P.S. No need to apologise for being a bloke: women don't always read instructions, either.)
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