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gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

December 8, 2012
11:20 AM

Post #9353070

I am planning to purchase a portable/mobile scanner. I want to be able to take it with me when I visit family members that have many old family photos. I have a scanner that's part of my HP printer but it's not something I can slip into a totebag and carry around. LOL!

I have seen that many are mostly used for printed documents. I want one that does good quality photo scans.
I'm currently looking @ the Kodak models.

Has anyone had experience with these? Any recommendations?

Thanx,
Nancy
Doug9345
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

December 8, 2012
7:12 PM

Post #9353345

I have a Canon LiDE 35 that I bought used at a garage sale for 5 dollars. I just checked Canon lists Drivers for Windows from 98 though 7. I think it would make a great portable scanner as it is powered by the USB port. I just weighed it and it's 3.75 pounds. Figure 4lb with a usb cable.

A more modern version is
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16838111056

gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

December 13, 2012
6:08 AM

Post #9357081

Thanks for the response. I checked it out. Looks handy but I was thinking of the type that scans to a memory card, not to a 'puter.

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