"I wanted control over the scanning of my image AND the output of my file"
VueScan's features, speed and ease of use helps amateur photographer
Steve Bellinger is a very keen amateur photographer who had 6,000
negatives and 500 photos to scan.
"When I started to scan I was interested in the cataloguing side of the
project. I was using Minolta software but very quickly realised it was
not geared to volume scanning and was not going to allow me to rapidly
create the electronic reference album that I wanted."
"I am currently running Windows XP on an AMD 64 bit system, and use a
Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III and an Epson Stylus RX425 Photo."
"I have now used it for 18 months. It was recommended to me from a
blog site. I wanted the best quality, and VueScan allows me to scan
in bulk which was very important to me as well. I can easily change
as many settings as I want and output to the file name with the correct
sequence number to match the negative. The most important thing is the
control that I have over my own scanning."
Did you consider other software?
"I researched other software packages including the Epson and Minolta
software that came with their scanners but none came close to the
control that VueScan gave me. The fact that it was highly recommended
by independent sources, and that it allowed me to scan easily and
quickly and gave me control over my cataloguing - all at a very
reasonable price - means that I have not considered reviewing others."
How does VueScan benefit you?
"In summary - the ability to change settings, with control over both
the scanning and the output of the files in a logical format enables me
to get my photos straight into Adobe Photoshop ready for cataloging.
It is the best software for scanning that I have found!"