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Old 08-24-2008, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default VueScan vs Epson SilverFast

Carrying over from your herb thread...
Originally Posted by ktinkel View Post
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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