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How can I fix scanner artifacts from Brother DS-640?

I've been scanning a lot of documents using a Brother DS-640 and it has started showing odd pixelation artifacts. (See below.) Is it time for a new scanner or is this something I can fix?
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What could cause vertical lines in scanned photos?

My CanoScan 8800f has recently begun introducing vertical lines in all my scans. I believe this started occurring after I had removed the top cover multiple times to clean the dust from the underside ...
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Scanners with large depth-of-field?

How can I find a modern flatbed scanner with a reasonably large depth of field? Here "reasonably large" would be something like at least 2mm of DoF above the scanner glass. Typically DoF is not ...
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Two calibrated flatbed scanners with different reading on the same color, where is the problem coming from?

I'm collaborating with another person on scanning anime cels. But first we need to confirm that our scanners produce identical colors. So we picked one paint color that we both have and compared our ...
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Epson negatives scan error

I have an Epson V330 scanner, after long time sitting unused I took it to scan a few negatives. First few scans were okay but then strange stripes appeared, sometimes stripes goes all over negative, ...
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Scanner accuracy

There are cases where you want to remove the paper texture when you scan. An often mentioned technique is to do two scans, rotating the paper 180° between the two. Then in an image editor you load ...
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Scanning image with cover opened and I need to correct the brightness to match the one scanned from closed cover

I have a Epson Perfection v600 scanner and sometime I need to scan my images with the scanner cover open. This costs a difference between 5% to 9% darker in brightness of color. How do I correct this? ...
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Trying to blow up hi resolution photos 12" 38" 300dpi

I am trying to figure out the right scanner to buy. I make lampshades out of hi resolution photography and printthem out on a backlit film. I am trying to do a much larger lampshade then I have done ...
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Hardware for scanning diapostives or negatives using flatbed scanner?

How can I scan negatives and diapositives using a flatbed scanner? What hardware do I need? I'm a little confused here, both regarding what I need and how it works. 10-15 years ago, I think, it was ...
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Profiling a scanner: What does the Media White Point stand for in an ICC profile?

I want to profile my scanner using an IT8.7/2 chart. Analyzing the ICC profile I generated it shows that the Media White Point is close to D65 illuminant (6501K). What does this mean? Does it mean ...
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Epson Scan 2 Not Showing Transparency Option for Film Scanning

I've been using my Epson V600 (or sometimes, GT-X820) for 6 years. I have gone through Apple updates and having broken Epson software before. (Currently running OSX 15.1 Cat) However, this time ...
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Would a professional restorer be able to do a better job restoring a print if he were to scan the print at 2400 ppi vs 1200 ppi?

According to one answer on this question at Genealogy and Family History, a restorer of prints will often ask a customer to scan a print for restoration at the customer's scanner's highest resolution, ...
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How to Fix (when needed) Scanner "Large Area Spatial Crosstalk"

What is it? "Large Areas Spatial Crosstalk" is the terminology used by the IEC standard for scanners, 61966-8. It refers to the effect of nearby colors shifting the scanned colors towards the ...
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How do I keep my paper perfectly flat on flatbed scanner?

I am scanning a photobook, I have unbinded the book and scanning the pages one by one to my Epson Perfection v600. The problem I ran into is that the pages couldn't lay completely flat on the bed, the ...
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What performance differences will I see from a new film scanner, replacing Epson V350?

Recently I started doing analog photography again (as hobby), owning a Canon EOS 1N, 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, developing all films by myself in C41 with focus on cross processing. Since I'm owning an Epson ...
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Is there a way I can scan an A4 photo at 4800 dpi?

I have the Canon CanoScan LiDE 220 Compact Scanner, it claims to be able to scan at 4800 x 4800 dpi. However when I try and scan at this dpi, it says it cannot scan a full A4 photo and tells me to ...
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Can I use a flatbed scanner to scan a photo into RAW format?

I have a photograph (on paper) that needs retouching. I have an HP Officejet 5610 flatbed scanner. Is there any software that will allow me to scan said photograph and capture it as RAW so I can use ...
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SilverFast CIELab: What illuminant and observer is assumed?

I am scanning prints with the scanner software SilverFast, which offers the option to scan to a file containing CIELab values. However I need to know what CIE illuminant and observer is assumed when ...
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How good are sub $100 no-name brand scanners?

I have a bunch of films I want to scan from, back in the day, holiday photography (i.e., nothing prize winning) I have also recently taken up black and white film photograph for fun. So I have been ...
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What quality can be expected from a flatbed scanner and will a more expensive one be better?

I've got a small collection of family photos, probably several hundred pictures, including some taken over 100 years ago (although they might be copies of the originals, I don't know). All prints, no ...
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How can I protect scanner glass for scanography while preserving depth of field and avoiding artifacts?

I have recently gotten into scanography, but I have not yet found a good method to protect the scanner glass from objects that will scratch or soil it. I need to find a material that is optically ...
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Different result between scanning in Epson's "color negative film" mode and scanning in positive -> invert curve in post?

When scanning a 35mm film, if I let Epson's software doing its thing by choosing the "color negative film" mode, without any other adjustment, the resulting raw scan will be yellowish. However, if I ...
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Best option for scanning a large volume of slides

I'm looking to scan several thousand old 35mm slides for historical archiving. I've got an old Canon CanoScan flatbed scanner that has the ability to scan slides specifically but its a tad slow and i'...
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Pacific Image PowerSlide X vs Braun MULTIMAG SlideScan 7000 Film Scanner

What is the difference between these two scanners? It looks like the specs are the same, but the price is not. Will the Braun include software, and the Pacific not? I found that the Braun had a "...
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How can I scan Magic Lantern Slides with my Epson scanner?

I recently bought a new Epson Perfection V330. I have several old Magic Lantern slides which I would like to scan. Scanning them as a document creates shadows. I think they might look a lot better if ...
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Are scanner IT8 targets usually printed on non-OBA paper?

I would like to calibrate a flatbed scanner using a IT8 target. I am curious: are the targets usually printed on paper without optical brighteners? It seems like the fluorescence of typical 'bright ...
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Most likely color space for scanner?

I have a scanner from 2010 (Canoscan 8800F) which does not include color profiling software. I figure it is using a 'canned' profile, as is mentioned here. It scans images to tif files without ...
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How to identify slide/negative scanners that produce RAW files?

I'm looking for a 35mm slide and negative scanner that can give me raw files like my camera does. I have a ancient Polaroid SprintScan 35, and it's frustrating to use. Back then, there weren't raw ...
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Archival Scanning: Calibrating Scanner

I purchased a Kodak Q-60 Color calibration sheet because I would like to do some archival scanning. I'm wondering if this has any bearings but so far I've read up on creating a color profile to ...
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What's the best way to scan a 1"x1.25" BW photo for enlarging?

I have an old (1939) BW glossy photo that's only 1" x 1.25". The photo quality is good, very sharp, just too tiny. What would be the best way to scan it to enlarge to a 5x7?
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Why is the scanner speckling the images? [duplicate]

So speckling might not be the best description, but I'm not sure what else to call it. Neither am I sure if this is the right place to ask this question, so if it isn't, please direct me to a better ...
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Archival scanning of various media, what should I look for in a scanner?

TL,DR: What should I look for in a scanner for digitizing photographs from 10 to 80 years old, and various other media as secondary importance? Do you have any theoretical, or practical advice, or ...
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How can I scan double-sided postcards that cannot bend?

Note to editor: sorry about my horrible English but you took out parts of my question too. The scanner can not have rollers. I am trying to take scans, also known as photos, of post cards. I figure ...
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Best auto-feed photo and/or negative scanner?

My father recently passed away and left us with grocery bags, buckets, and 55-gallon drums full of photographs and negatives. I'm guessing there are easily over 100,000 photos and 100,000 negatives. ...
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Is a DSLR required for making a DIY 3D scanner?

I've been looking into this- making my own 3d scanner for my 3d printer- and all the DIY instructions require a DSLR... but they don't explain why- exactly. Maybe it has something to do with "seeing" ...
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What features should I look for on a negative scanner?

Just as the question says, what sort of qualities should I be looking for when purchasing a scanner to digitize my film negatives? I'd like to know what the qualities are and a brief description of ...
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What are the differences between Epson v330/300 and Epson v500 scanners?

I'm trying to decide between Epson's v330 (or 300) and v500 scanners. The v500 is clearly a higher spec scanner, but I don't think I need all the features. v300 goes for around £80. The v500 is £130....
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What is the best negative scanner (35mm) for $400 or less? [closed]

Now that we are moving to the digital world... What is the best negative scanner for the price range of up to $400
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What's a good batch-mode EXIF data editor?

I'm currently scanning a lot of old slides. The scanner I use has this annoying habit of adding "My beautiul picture" in a description field in the EXIF format. I'd like to use an EXIF editor to get ...
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How does dust removal features of scanners work?

Motivated by a comment to this question I would like to know how dust removal works in scanners. Is the infrared part of the spectrum involved? Are the bw and the colour case different? Is there a ...
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Does specialty film scanner software provide any real benefits over bundled applications?

I've recently just bought an Epson Perfection V330 to scan my B&W negatives (being charged $15 a roll by the lab is way too much) so that I can do some light post-processing in Lightroom or ...
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How do I make Aperture 3 export the master

I've tried many things to get Aperture to export some sort of usable file when I do a "export-> Master" The command seems to work, it creates a file of the proper name. The output is about 4K in ...
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What automatic-feed photo scanner should I use for 6″×4″ / 5″×4″ / A6 / postcard size photos?

Can you recommend an automatic document feeder (ADF) photo scanner for usual 6" x 4" / 5" x 4" / A6 / postcard size photos? I want to stack up say 25 or 30 at a time and leave it running to scan ...
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Where can I find slide and film holders for the Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro multi-format scanner?

I need slide and film holders (FH-P1, SH-P1) for the Minolta Dimage Scan Multi PRO multi-format scanner. I checked ebay and did some google searching, but I didn't find anything. Does anyone have ...
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Scanner to replace Epson Perfection 2400 Photo?

I'm looking to replace my older scanner, an Epson 2400 Photo. I mostly scan in old photos and 5x7 art prints. The scan resolution on this model (2400x4800) was good when purchased, but is now bested ...
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does anyone here know of a scanner that will auto-crop perfectly every time, without having to preview the image first or edit it afterwards?

We need it for scanning large numbers of different books, which are never standard sizes, as quickly as possible. Surely such a scanner exists but I cannot seem to find one? Everything seems to be ...
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how to properly clean inside a scanner

I have an Epson Perfection 2400 PHOTO Scanner. It has been a great device scanning both printed images and negatives. It is about 5 years old. Over time, I have noticed that the scanned image ...