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on 30 May 2011
I was looking for a cheap-ish scanner to scan old 60x60 and 24x36 slides. Since I am not a professional photographer or a graphic artist, I was definitely prepared for a tradeoff in image quality. However, this is beyond my worst nightmare, and totally useless to anyone who ever used a digital camera!
1. Image quality is completely non-existent even at maximum resolution, way worse that the one delivered in 2000 by my 640x480 Kodak digital camera. To give you an idea, it is on par with what you would get by taking an overexposed, oversaturated digital still with a 320x240 webcam, and increase it to the final scanned size (2800+). I am talking severe jpeg artifacts, totally pixelated contours, and non-existent details. To give you an exmaple, on a scanned 35mm slide, don't expect to be able to recognize a person's face if photographed full-figure.
2. 60x60 slides can be scanned, but only if not glass-mounted. This was of omitted from the manual, and it makes the unit useless to me.
I am returning the item, and suggest you steer well away from it if you know _anything_ about image resolution.