Re: Most SANE scanner to buy?

Matto Marjanovic (
Mon, 29 Sep 1997 14:44:24 -0700

I've never done a Umax/Microtek comparison, so I can't speak for scanner
quality pros/cons, nor for the state of the Umax backend.

But as far as the Microtek backend goes: it's pretty basic right now.
All E6 scan modes are implemented, but many image enhancement controls
are not (i.e. gamma tables, digital brightness). Exposure/contrast act
a little funny, too.
The command line 'mtekscan' is pretty feature-full, but also suffers from
some of these funny controls, too.

For $30, I'd try to figure out which hardware is more solid....

-matt m.