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Old 08-24-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default VueScan vs Epson SilverFast

Carrying over from your herb thread...
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Yes, first by plugging it directly into the iMac (the USB hub had perished), and then by installing VueScan (because the Epson driver doesn’t work right with an Intel Mac — even though it was working before my recent computer problems).

Anyway, I need to get used to VueScan, but it seems to do a good job.
SilverFast that came with my Epson Perfection 4870 Photo four years ago has been OK and I use only the Photoshop plug-in, not the standalone software, but I've been wondering how VueScan compares; maybe I'd like it better.

I haven't been totally pleased with SilverFast, but must say the plug-in seems easier to control than the standalone app. What I really wish for is scanning software that just gives me a good, as-is image and doesn't try to out think me. I gotta admit that my old Microtek and its Photoshop plug-in did a fabulous job and didn't get in my way. If I wanted to use descreening, it did a most decent job of it. SilverFast, on the other hand, seems to try too hard and I end up scanning without descreening, fiddling around on my own post scan to knock back the moire.

I want to hear your thoughts as you play with VueScan and get used to it. If the Epson software you used was SilverFast, please compare and contrast the two.

   
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