Please review our terms of service to complete your newsletter subscription. Astra U feature software control panels for automatic scanning to a variety of destinations. When we zoomed in on a fine detail of an image — the serrated edge of a knife blade — we saw that the scans from both Agfas were noticeably sharper than the others, followed by those of the Umax and the Microtek ScanMaker X12USL. But technology sometimes progresses much faster than we expect, and flatbed scanners are a case in point. Some of the scanners offer optional transparency adapters that can handle larger film formats. The Agfa scans were so sharp, we suspect the scanner applies some sharpening automatically; they were also noisier than the others, reinforcing that theory. The control is hidden away in one of the Advanced view menu options.
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If you prefer to take more control, the Advanced view exposes much more functionality. Perfection SU, boasts the highest resolution in its class at 1, ppi. A notch above expectation.
In the Pro version of the ScanMaker X12USL, reviewed here, a transparency adapter is built into the lid, so it can cope with photographic originals as well as printed ones. In fact, the Epson lagged behind the others in terms of sharpness and displayed some scanmaaker along high-contrast edges in this case, due to misregistration between the three color channels — about two pixels at 1, ppi. When we zoomed in on a fine detail of an image — the serrated edge of a knife blade — we saw that the scans from both Midrotek were noticeably sharper than the others, followed by those of the Scamnaker and the Microtek ScanMaker X12USL.
All sccanmaker scanners are limited by their native resolution, which allows for an approximately 1,by-1,pixel scan from micrltek 35mm original. My Profile Log Out. Three of the scanners — the SnapScan e50, the ScanJet c, and the ScanMaker — include a transparency adapter for scanning 35mm slides and negatives, but we were much less impressed by these scans. ScanWizard is a dual-view application, which you can use in its simple mode with automatic settings for all the major parameters.
ScanMaker X12USL and obtained impressive results across the board — at least for reflective scanning.
Microtek ScanMaker X12USL (business edition) Overview – CNET
We also found it difficult to select a scanning area of 8. Astra U feature software control panels for automatic scanning to a variety of destinations. A solid 2-in-1 detachable with excellent connectivity.
But a few of the models we tested do so with almost no intervention, thanks to Apple Computer Inc. ScanJet c and c, and the Microtek ScanMaker all fall into this class. If you want good color with no hassle, your best bet is one of the ColorSync-aware scanners. Scanners that do use ColorSync implement it in different ways: The scanners fall into two broad classes.
The price is good for such a flexible device. The Scahmaker and Microtek scanners embed the scanner profile in the image, a better approach if you use color-managed applications that recognize embedded profiles. The Canon is tiny — small enough to be portable — but draws its power from the USB port, and the Agfa offers easy integration with a variety of applications through its programmable buttons.
Microtek Lab ScanMaker X12USL Scanner Driver
All the scanners we tested kabs decent output, but three stand out from the pack. Microtek’s X12USL is a good choice if you need to scan long documents – Legal or foolscap – or want to connect to two different computers at once.
Its bed is mm long — enough to accommodate US Legal-sized x112. You agree to receive updates, alerts and promotions from CBS and that CBS may share information about you with our marketing partners so that they may contact you by email or otherwise about their products or services.
The most immediately noticeable aspect of this scanner is its lasb. However, if you can access the high-bit data only through the scanner driver, you must do major editing in the driver rather than after the fact in an image editor.
Scan quality is generally good, although our line-art accuracy tests revealed significant noise from the scanner’s optics. There’s a one-touch scan button at the front of the unit alongside a power buttonwhich calls up Microtek’s ScanWizard 5 scanning software.
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Where sharpness is concerned, not all 1,ppi scanners are created equal. But technology sometimes progresses much faster than we expect, and flatbed scanners are a case in point.