In the age of digital cameras, Photoshop, and online media archives like Flickr, I never saw the logic in buying a scanner. I just hang on to the old pictures in my collection and enjoy ’em when I feel the urge. Leave it to Catherine Tully to show me the error of my ways.
Cath uses her flatbed scanner to scan the pages of every print credit she’s ever had. It never occurred to me to put a scan of a couple of my articles out there. I have to admit, those scans looks snazzy as hell on a resume page. There’s something about that option I really like.
Enter the Canon CanoScan LiDE 25. This baby is a steal at $49.99, and features image enhancing that kicks in immediately after you scan those magazine and newspaper articles. It also has a multi-scan feature for large projects. If you have a collection of photos you can run them all at once, as many as will fit on the flatbed. Another great feature lets you scan documents and create PDFs with the scans. Not bad!
I think this is my next tax-write off and addition to the home office. If you are looking for some new home office gear, you could do a LOT worse than this inexpensive scanner. Many thanks to Tully for inspiring me to give this technology a second look.
Buy the Canon CanoScan LiDE 25 for $49.99