Scanner recommendations for old prints

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Kpp80202, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Kpp80202

    Kpp80202 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 3, 2013
    I'm looking for recommendations for a scanner for old prints. Most are 4X6 snapshots from travel, family events, etc., and some are 5x5 and larger wedding photos, and I'd like to get them all scanned and put on my computer. I don't believe I have any negatives, but I may have them from my wedding. What would you recommend for just prints and for prints and negatives? Is there anything that's good for under $200? Thanks!
  2. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    These days practically any flatbed scanner will be fine. If you anticipate having to scan negs then get one with that capability. Price is well under $100.
    FWIW I have a CanoScan 4400F. Newer models available.
  3. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Yeah, for prints I wouldn't worry myself about printer quality. It's only if you're scanning negatives that you really need to find something special, and personally, for the price of any film scanner that can do high enough quality for negatives, I think you'd be better off buying a macro lens, copy stand, and a light pad to scan them in with a digital camera. But that's just me...
  4. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror! Subscribing Member

    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Epson V550 or V600 should do the trick...and then some.
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  5. RichardB

    RichardB Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Nov 19, 2012
    Maryland, US
    I'm happy with my Canoscan 8400F for scanning prints. It can also scan transparencies and came with holders for 35mm slides, 35mm negatives, and 120/220 negatives. A newer model would probably have a faster USB connection.
  6. Kpp80202

    Kpp80202 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 3, 2013
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