Color balance and color correction (color management) are as important as the nuts and bolts of the flatbed scanner mechanism. With LinoColor scanning software you can get excellent scans from the beginning.

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Why use Photoshop to repair a lousy scan? Get a clean scan from the beginning.

 rope jaguar scan
 Here is the actual subject on top of the Linotype-Hell flatbed scanner (a Saphir Ultra2). This is a native handicraft from Mexico or Guatemala, where I do archaeological research when not testing digital imaging hardware and software in my offices in Germany or St Louis, Missouri.

mexican rope jaguar

Here is a quickie scan. Press the buttons and out it comes. Easy and accurate.This twine jaguar can now be used to illustrate a children's book, a motif for a decorative greeting card, a logo, or any other graphics use.Although Linotype-Hell scanners are made for professional pre-press shops, I recommend their flatbed scanners also to everyone who works with art, graphic design, or photography.


Once you get all your nice new scanned images, where and how can you store them? We faced this same dilemma and have worked out a variety of solutions: burning your own CD-R, using the new DVD-RAM., or developing a RAID system for your studio (it's easy, we have a 36 GB RAID system in our own office)

 RAID is super fast. Let MegaHaus tell you how.
 raid system
A RAID system is as easy as hooking two drives together. You get twice the speed of a single drive with RAID level 0.
 How should you store your scanned images?
 dvd ram
DVD-RAM stores 5.2 GB on a disk that costs under $60 (2.6 GB per side). A DVD-RAM burner/player costs under $800. How, where to buy?

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