This is a great little scanner. You can google for the original software, but I haven’t seen any for sale, except with an s20 scanner. Show less Show more. Thus, while the maximum-size output file from the S20 contains 7. This is a real shame, particularly since current Macs do support USB.

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HP Photosmart S20 Scanner

How do you know when and where you’re losing detail though? Who can help me?

Message 4 of 8. We’re accustomed to using the sophisticated “unsharp masking” function in Photoshop, and are fairly proud of our prowess photosmmart it. The earlier SCSI-based scanner would automatically start the software whenever a slide or photo was inserted: Take a look at the test images from the PhotoSmart S20 Scannerdownload them, print them out, see if the scanner meets your needs!

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For most normally-exposed slides and negatives, we had to make no exposure adjustments at all! Referring to the histogram curve again, you want the curve to extend over the full horizontal range, and not just be clumped up in the middle, with nothing at the ends.

Bottom line, for normal film or slides, we can’t imagine anyone having focus-related problems. We found that the default setting of 15 was pretty conservative although that’s what we used in our test scans, except where noted.


Rather than view digital cameras, scanners, and printers as isolated accessories to home or office computers, they’ve taken an approach more oriented to users interested in photography for the sake of the pictures themselves. Filters are stored under names you give them, appearing in the “Filters” menu.

The Photoshop and PhotoSmart versions look much the same, but there are subtle differences, all of them favoring the PhotoSmart version. You generally need to apply what on-screen looks like too much sharpening in order to get the best results in print.

A small thumbnail or thumbnails, plural, in the case of a strip of film shows the image s that have been preview-scanned.

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One additional fine point: VuePrint is an excellent utility for printing multiple scanber on a page. The lens system is designed to have enough depth of field to properly focus regardless of the exact location of the film.

Scabner general, to get good-looking photos, you want each shot to take full advantage of the available range of digital brightness values, ranging from 0 to Save on Scanners Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Has anyone tried s200 The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Note how much longer the processing took for the larger image!

This is very unusual in our experience! Also referred to as Service Release 2.


While it actually wasn’t terribly difficult in most cases to add the SCSI card to a computer system, many people are understandably leery of venturing inside their computer’s case. Set-up and scanning are slow. We found the PhotoSmart Sdanner resolution to be excellent, producing visual resolutions of line pairs per picture height both vertically and horizontally on our Kodak Technical Pan version of the WG resolution test target.

This is because, according to most experts, the typical photographic print doesn’t have more than about dpi of resolution in it! These times are somewhat longer than those for the previous SCSI-connected model, but the increase to 12 bits of digitization and the ease of installation with the USB interface more than make up for it.

Update the device driver with PhotoSmart or similar I need this software. In the previous shot of the histogram window, you may have noticed the exclamation points at the two ends of the curve. The PhotoSmart “Preview” screen: Additional Product Features Media Type. In the current version, it’s up to you to launch the program when needed.