Scanning microfiche?

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Sat Jul 29 12:38:08 2000

The interface on most of the small, cheap scanners are pretty simple, but
I've never seen even a hint at how the thing interacts with the innards of
the scanner.

There are, of course, those scanners used for scanning photo negatives into
photo-CD's. It might require judicious surgery on your microfiche, too, but
those are getting popular enough that they might actually be affordable.

I had a scanner before Windows, and, frankly, it was still point-and-drool,
since the software provided with the scanner did that on its own.


----- Original Message -----
From: Douglas Quebbeman <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2000 8:59 AM
Subject: RE: Scanning microfiche?

> > Finally, do *any* scanners have documented interfaces? i.e. say I find
> myself
> > a nice SCSI-connected high-speed high-resolution scanner. Am I going to
> be
> > reduced to point-and-drool with Windows 98, or can I actually hook the
> > scanner up to a real computer? We're talking about many tens or
> > of gigabytes of data here, so I'm willing to invest some effort to
> automate
> > the acquire/compress/archive process.
> -dq
Received on Sat Jul 29 2000 - 12:38:08 BST

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