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Saturday, July 12, 2008

$60 Scanner: Canon LIDE 25

Can you believe it: a scanner for $60? Just picked one up from Staples - a Canon LiDE 25. You can get it at Amazon for a bit cheaper ($50). Pretty good reviews - main complaint being that it's very slow (1-2 minutes per page), so don't get this if you need to scan things often.

Update: I was getting a "TWAIN error" and had to update my path manually to fix it.

Update 2: Try turning off Auto Tone - this can improve the quality.


  • Perfect timing, Jon: I'm heading home (Moms' home) in a few weeks and need an affordable compact scanner to take with me. Doing the 'document old family photos from the 80s before they disappear' project.

    By Blogger Jeff Werner, at 7/19/2008 3:45 AM  

  • Good stuff, Jeff. If you have a Mac, maybe do some quick research to make sure there aren't any issues with Macs.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 7/21/2008 7:44 PM  

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