The excellent capability of scanning photos, film, and 35 mm slides in color mode included with the Microtek i enables you to effortlessly and rapidly acquire digitized files with high-definition for preservation or processing. We had already installed VueScan. Logitech’s smooth-tracking, comfy mouse keeps carpal tunnel at arm’s length. Other included accessories let you scan medium-format mm film and film transparencies up to 8″ x 10″. Finally, we knew we’d be scanning some large files, so we wanted a fast connection. Is there a discount when upgrading to a more powerful version or if you already own a SilverFast software? In some cases, the i took nearly twice as long to complete a scan as comparable scanners during our tests.

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SilverFast Ai has its own tools to address these issues see our SilverFast review http: Also included is an 8×10 glass film holder assembly to handle larger transparencies. There are two types of damage that occur to prints. But let’s look at the restoration tools.

We’ve scanned transparencies on a flatbed before.

Microtek ScanMaker i review: Microtek ScanMaker i – CNET

So you open the plastic lid for each strip, drop your strip into the holder, line up the first bank area between frames with an arrow on the holder which is not the final alignment and close the lid until it snaps. Since we had already discussed using your digicam to copy slides, we wanted to use a film scanner this time.


Whereas most scanners in its price range scan only letter-size prints, the ScanMaker i can handle legal-size originals. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted The site also provides several community features, including forums, searchable tips and tricks, and recommended reading from professionals in the business.

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Microtek offers different kinds of scanners suitable to various needs. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. The advantage of using the i to scan film internally is that, like a dedicated film scanner, it permits glassless i90 this eliminates the possibility of introducing distortions such as Newton Rings an undesirable series of concentric circles.

Microtek ScanMaker i900 Flatbed Scanner

Logitech’s smooth-tracking, comfy mouse keeps carpal tunnel at arm’s length. Which is more than we felt we needed to make 13×19 prints on the Canon i or the Epson We needed a scanner that could capture as much detail as remained in those dupes, above those high 3.

The SnapTrans template for 35mm filmstrips, which takes two individually micrrotek strips of up to six frames each, is the trickiest of the set. Review Sections Review Specs.

In addition, this Microtek flatbed scanner features a practical shape allowing you to scan a variety of i9000 including photographs and pages within a book as well as anything that can lay flat. To get an 8×10, you have to be able to scan dpi and some people think math isn’t our thing.

ScanMaker i900

The unit includes a one-year limited warranty. It was slow, however.


The Power Button And three status lights Connect the cable of your choice to the appropriate port on your computer and you’re almost ready to go. You can get the job done with any of these programs but it could be a more pleasant experience. Its close competitor, the Epson Perfection Photo, performed the same scan in about 14 seconds via FireWire.

I primarily need to scan medium format film and was very please with the results. If you need more precision, of course, you can always use the glass holder.

The loaded templates fit into an opening in the lower, main staging tray so the film can be scanned with no glass between the sensor and the film like film scanners and unlike flatbeds with transparency adapters. Berlin Portrait Reflective art scanned quickly with great quality 35mm color slides.

Microtek ScanMaker i Specs – CNET

Supported Operating Systems Supported Features. Don’t show this again. All of our old slides were in 35mm mounts but they weren’t all 35mm frame size. As it closes, it slides the film strip into what should be the correct alignment in frame partitions, but we found we had to slide the lid back and forth microyek bit to match up.