updated 01:25 pm EDT, Wed October 18, 2006
Visioneer 9520 Scanner
A new photo scanner has just been released by Visioneer that the company believes should make archiving and retouching photos a simple process. As implied by its name, the OneTouch 9520 includes multiple buttons that can automate frequently used scanning methods without requiring that the user delve into the menu system. A bundled copy of Corel's Paint Shop Pro as well as other image editing software should similarly ease the process of restoring old photos. With a 4800x9600 native scanning resolution at 48-bit color, Visioneer says, the resulting scans will be faithful to the originals. A built-in film holder and backlight add the ability to scan 35mm slides and other transparent images. The USB-based photo scanner is already shipping for $200.