I’ve been busy acquiring, setting up, and occasionally cursing a batch of new toys.
The dreaded yellow line scanner has been evicted and in it’s place is a new Microtek i900.
So far it and I are getting along pretty well. Though it’s a right hulking bit of equipment.
Can’t say as much for the software. I have two scanning control programs. The native Microtek software and SilverFast Ai. Everything I read about SilverFast is true. It’s amazingly powerful and a *total* bitch to figure out.
We bought the Microtek specifically to scan in DH’s collection of 35mm slides. After the first hundred or so I think I’ve got the software figured out and I’m getting pretty nice results.
The other new toy is a Wacom Intuos3 table. Very sweet. Painless setup, works as advertised out of the box.
Mostly. Once in a while (after an unplanned reboot — thank you very much Micrsoft) Vista gets a little confused and thinks that it’s a tablet PC rather than a graphic tablet and the express keys stop working. Hardly the fault of the device. Sigh.
edited 25.june.2008 to correct image links