After reading all the I could find on Orchid about
digital cameras and flatbed scanning, I FINALLY bit the bullet and
bought a flatbed scanner. Not that I do not want a digital camera,
just that that expensive item will have to come later. (The scanner
was only $126USD including tax) When I say “all the I
could find” I mean literally that, and there is a ton of good info in
the Orchid archives. I encourage everyone to check the archives often
on any subject…its all there!
I have used a sheet fed scanner for the past 7 years, an old Logitec,
which I dearly loved for its small footprint if nothing else. But all
this info about scanning products got the best of me so off I went to
the local computer show. I ended up with a Plustek UT12, a 48 bit
1200dpi machine. It has a Micrografx photo processor which seems
about as powerful as my Adobe but as it is bundled directly to the
scanner is easier to use. I have not yet compared the two but will
report any significant findings later.
Suffice to say, I don’t know why I waited so long. I do commissions
for people all over the country and now I can work with them on line
to get and give the best product possible. What a truly neat thing to
A special thanks to all you Orchidians out there who have taken the
time to provide your pet procedures which I will try over the coming
months. Without you people I probably would never have done it.
Thanks to all.
Cheers, Don at The Charles Belle Studio in SOFL where simple elegance
IS fine jewerly!