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Top Ten Features to Look For In a Digital Scanner

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Top Ten Features Checklist

Manufacturer / Model: ____________________________________
Price:  
List
____________________________________
Retail
____________________________________
Scanner Type:  
Flatbed
____________________________________
Film
____________________________________
Photo
____________________________________
Drum
____________________________________
Resolution (ppi / dpi):  
Optical
____________________________________
Interpolated
____________________________________
(Note: The first (smaller) number stated in the optical resolution is the "true" resolution.)
Bit Depth:  
24
____________________________________
30
____________________________________
36
____________________________________
Dynamic Range:  
0.0 - 2.4 (low)
____________________________________
2.8 - 3.2 (mid-range)
____________________________________
3.3 + (high)
____________________________________
Sensor:  
CIS (low-end)
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CCD (low to high)
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PMT (high-end)
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Measurements:  
Maximum Print Scanning Size:
____________________________________
Film/Transparency Scanning Sizes:
____________________________________
35mm mounted __________ 35mm film strip __________
medium-format __________ 4 x 5-inch __________
5 x 7-inch __________ 8 x 10-inch __________
Footprint (Desktop space required)
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Software:  
TWAIN Compliant
Yes _____________ No ______________
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Software
Yes _____________ No ______________
Bundled Software
____________________________________
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