>On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:04 AM, norman <nor...@littletank.org> wrote:
>> I am about to put my hand in my pocket and buy a scanner for scanning
>> photographs into GIMP. I am having great difficulty in finding whether
>> or not the scanners I can afford work with XSane. I go to Google, find
>> various lists but there is no indication how up to date they are.Please
>> help a poor old man make a good purchase. I can go up to ?100 sterling.
>>
>> Norman
>
>I recently found a used flatbed scanner for USD$15.00.
>It is a CanoScan LiDE 35. I see all sorts of used flatbed
>scanners at the thrift shops for USD$10-15.
>It does a good job. The 4 buttons on it don't work in Debian,
>but that's okay... XSane has all the buttons you'll need!
>
>http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html
>
>When I was in the used-computer shop, I simply asked the
>proprietor to look-up the CanoScan LiDE 35 on the Internet
>and he did. My $15 CanoScan LiDE 35 has the exact same
>form-factor as the one in the retail store selling for over $100.
>
>If it's listed on the above sane-mfgs.html page, it should be good!
>

I've got a Canon Lide 50 and I'm using it with Ubuntu 8.10 and GIMP without
any problems. I works like a charm!

-- 
Bernhard S.
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