On Monday 29 December 2003 03:42 pm, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just bought a scanner.  It was at a good price (since they were
> trying to get rid of Christmas stock).  I was hoping someone could
> help me figure out if it's a good scanner or not.  I use GIMP for
> amateur photo editing, and I want to get an idea of what I can expect
> to do with this scanner plus GIMP.
> This is an HP "scanjet" 4500c.  I paid $50 CAN for it (~$30 USD)
> including a warranty (from a reputable retailer).
> The box says that the scan resolution goes up to 2,400 dpi, but I
> don't know if that's optical (real) resolution, or interpolated
> resolution.  And the user manual doesn't say.
> Does anyone know anything about this scanner?
> Thanks a lot.
> Cheers,


I am going to guess you didn't get the provided manual, etc with your 
scanner, since it was such a bargain.  If that is the case, then you 
can go to HP's site and pick up a manual in PDF form.  You should also 
be able to view the specs on the unit.  If you did get the manual, then 
the specs are there about the dpi.

The 4500 should give you pretty good results, although certainly not 
professional.  The best flatbed scanners I have used, have been the 
Epson Photo scanners.  Overall, I think you'll be happy with the unit.

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