This is not for large batch projects. HP Photosmart S20 Scanner 10 product ratings 4. The new model is much more than just an evolutionary upgrade though: Message 5 of 8. While USB isn’t quite as fast as a SCSI connection, it’s still faster than most parallel-port connections the other option for “easy” connectivity to Windows machines , and its underlying architecture makes installation of new devices a breeze. After setting scanning controls for a photo, you’ll return to this screen to initiate the actual scan itself. I’ve scanned mainly slides so far, about with several thousand remaining.

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I will try it and let ya’ll know. The downside of the device is photosmxrt it is very slow. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. This is not for large batch projects.

This compact and convenient PhotoSmart film scanner helps you make exact alterations with its histogram, densitometer, and clipping alarm tools.

The new software lets you make Image Adjustment settings for multiple frames of a film strip, and then shift-click to select all the frames for “batch” scanning.

Overall color is manipulated by the control panel shown at right. In most cases, you’ll probably make fairly small adjustments.

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The result was that the calibration routine adjusted the shadow brightness up a tad wherever there’s a feed roller. We felt we had the best results with a setting of about Pity anough I don’t have the sotware for the S20 anymore. See all 5 pre-owned listings. The PhotoSmart Scanner handles essentially any form of 35mm photographic hpotosmart, scanning images from prints, slides, and black and white or color negatives.


These times are somewhat longer than those for the previous SCSI-connected model, but the increase to 12 bits of digitization and the ease of installation with the USB interface more than make up for it.

While USB isn’t quite as fast as a SCSI connection, it’s still faster than most parallel-port connections the other option for “easy” connectivity to Windows machinesand its underlying architecture makes installation of new devices a breeze.

Also referred to as Service Release 2. If you’d like to check out Ed’s VueScan program, follow this jp to his site.

To its great credit, we had very few problems feeding either prints or film strips or most slides other than our strange glass onedespite some slightly curled negatives that have been problematic when using “clamshell” type film carriers.

What this boils down to is that the software needs to read in the raw data from the scanner, and then process it in order to produce the correct colors and tonal values.

You generally need to apply what on-screen looks like too much sharpening in order to get the best results in print.

HP PhotoSmart S20 Scanner

I’ve tested one 4 frame negative strip and one ;hotosmart x 6 snapshot and have been impressed with those results as well. My “bar” might be lower than a professional’s or a true archivist’s but if you’re looking to save and safeguard a similar collection of family memories, this unit is a great tool for the purpose regardless of its age!

This item doesn’t belong on this page. Windows 98 is preferable.

While its basic functioning is phptosmart same, the new model uses the fast, easy-to-use USB port for much simpler connection to your computer. The PhotoSmart Scanner calibrates itself automatically when scanning slides and negatives, but requires a separate calibration procedure for print scanning.


The manual advises to make adjustments with the “midtones” slider first, as it affects highlights and shadows as well.

HP Photosmart S20 Scanner

By contrast, the sensors in most digital cameras are “striped” with color filters, so that only one out of every three sensor pixels is assigned to a given color. To calibrate it, bring up the scanner properties dialog box as described in the scanner documentation, and insert the special calibration print from the back of the user’s guide book.

Prints, especially smaller ones, s2 much more likely to feed slightly crooked, since there’s not the same support hpp their sides as for film or slides. At the risk of losing the editorial objectivity we strive for here at The Imaging Resource, we have to say at the outset just how much we liked this scanner: We’d like to see a photosmadt adjustment somewhere to affect how strongly this control affects the image.

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Bottom line, for normal film or slides, we can’t imagine anyone having focus-related problems. Other reviews on this site address the PhotoSmart C20 megapixel digital camera, and the PhotoSmart System taken as a whole, including the PhotoSmart printer. THX for the Link!