People rarely buy film cameras any more, but for many there is still plenty of scanning to be done.
Most manufacturers have stopped production of film cameras altogether.
The varieties of films available is being reduced all the time.
Anyone buying a new camera is likely to go for digital.
Those using film in a few years' times will probably be doing it as an artistic choice, although there may still be some circumstances where a digital camera with its battery and back-up issues is not the best option.
Many people have lots of transparencies and negatives which will never be thrown away. Also there is also going to be an old photograph or piece of artwork that needs to be scanned.
So there is still a need for scanning and we want to get the best results we can from our scanners, whatever price range they are in.
Are you satisfied with your scanner and its software?
All scanners come with there own software. Unfortunately this software is not always as good as it might be.
There is an independent software which can greatly increase the quality of scans.
VueScan software is one of the best deals in the digital imaging world.
I first bought this software some years ago and it vastly improved the results I was getting from a very modest scanner.
Vuescan is a product I can recommend and I make no commission from any sale.
With the upgrades, the software changes a little each time and they will incorporate new scanners on the market.
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Free Alternative Manual
The only drawback with the VueScan package is the manual.
Like most computer manuals, it becomes clear and useful only when you know how to operate the programme. Unfortunately, the manual which comes with VueScan makes the software appear much more complicated than it really is.
Here is an alternative and independent manual as a free PDF file designed to produce your first scan in a few minutes.