[K12OSN] Scanner Recommendation

Craig White craig at tobyhouse.com
Thu Dec 20 21:46:55 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 16:35 -0500, Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone could recommend a good scanner to use with Linux?  We have an
> HP currently at our Jr. High that scans fine, but makes all the photos a little green. 
> They want to use the scanner for pictures brought in from home to use for the school
> yearbook, and a good quality scan is critical (ie: not green :-)
> I promise I won't come back to haunt you if your recommendation goes awry, but I just
> need some personal feedback.
> The desktop this is used on is running Edubuntu 7.04 and currently we are using SANE to
> access the HP scanner.
sounds as if the color calibration needs adjustment with the software
you are using to scan.

GIMP can easily adjust the color balance of any photograph...

Colors => Auto => White Balance

You might consider downloading 'Picasa' - it's free from Google. It has
some automatic enhancements that are really good.


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