Hi Norman,

I found a scanner Canon Canoscan Lide 20 for three Euros on a flee
market. It is working fine and has a maximum resolution of  600x1200
dpi. I did some reproduction of photographs with it . After post
processing with The Gimp, the reproductions were better than the
originals - from the 50s and 60s. O.K I am 48 and most of the photos
were taken before my birth.

I am using suse 10.3 an Xsane is no problem. Try to find a used Canon
Lide scanner.

Good luck,


gimp-user-requ...@lists.xcf.berkeley.edu schrieb:

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!


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!
-- b h a a l u u at g m a i l dot c o m Kid on Bus: What are you gonna
do today, Napoleon?Napoleon Dynamite: Whatever I feel like I wanna do.

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