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Please support our project by allowing our site to show ads. The e40, I’m sorry to say, delivered the kind of washed-out photo scans I’m used to seeing from cheap scanners when you don’t enable their automatic optimisation feature. With the extra pause, though, it’s slow. Inside this product, there’s probably a really good scanner trying to get out. There was a faint yellow-cyan cast, but no stripes or blotches or other outbreaks of character. But Agfa’s PR blurb for the thing says “Every last detail is perfectly reproduced, even in difficult highlight and shadow areas”.

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Every consumer scanner has slightly inconsistent scan quality, though very few these days have defects you can actually see with the naked eye.

Agfa SnapScan e40

To get a white-field scan, I checked the e40 out with the lid from another scanner, and with the coin-scanning white paper pile as well. Easy Driver Pro will scan your computer for missing, corrupt, and outdated Drivers. It’s therefore very difficult to make the same settings time after time.

These days all this is just a matter of clicking and dragging, but it’s less than obvious to the beginner what settings ought to be used.

This means the manual supplements the clunky Acrobat navigation interface with some even clunkier Agfa-designed extras, sits in a by pixel box that wastes the whole of the rest of the screen. This simplifies the setup process, gives a decent data transfer rate, and delivers the user from the sluggishness and unreliability of the old-fashioned parallel port interface.

You just can’t really get this kind of evenness out of a consumer CCD imaging system such as the e40 uses. ScanWise clearly diddles with the intensity values in less than helpful ways whether or not you activate PhotoGenie. Street prices are lower.

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Chapter 2: Installing The Scanner For Pc – Agfa SnapScan E40 Owner’s Manual [Page 17]

You can also do multiple selections with different settings, to pull a couple of selected blocks of text off a page, for instance, or some text and an image, or whatever. If you only want to do something different once a week, or even once a day, then the inconvenience of an amnesiac driver that can’t save its configuration doesn’t matter. You can do a better job manually, with a little practice, but Auto Levels is the magic “improve this image” button for many people.

With the functional contour featured on the Agfa E40, you can blend it into your space effortlessly for excellent space management. Additional Product Features Media Type.

You can fool around with the Contrast slider and try to get a decent result, but if you’re going to do that, you might as well get a cheaper scanner. What you get The e40’s a fairly swish looking unit, with a tapered design and a comfy snxpscan handle on the front of the lid.

Here’s the coin on the standard black background, scanned at dpi.

The e40’s 42 bit internal resolution, though, is sent straight to ScanWise, which seems to treat it in very snapsdan the same way that an ogre with a runny nose is likely to treat a fine lace wedding dress.

The scanner uses a slimline multi-voltage AC adapter with, in this package, a couple of short mains cables to let 400 be used from Australian or round-pin European mains sockets. Easy Driver Pro performs a complete scan of your all of snapwcan devices in or attached to your computer.

But Agfa’s PR blurb for the thing says “Every last detail is perfectly reproduced, even in difficult highlight and shadow areas”. The physical glass area’s a bit bigger than that, to make it easier to fit things onto it, but you can’t use all of the area for a scan.

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ScanWise doesn’t think you need this feature. As usual for many USB devices, you install the software, then you plug in the gadget.

Agfa SnapScan E40 Flatbed Scanner

Click the image to see a full-resolution excerpt. Agfa What it costs: I’m not sure why this is. Quality The e40 does a perfectly good job on text documents, but the nastiest scanner in the world can do that. With the wonderful functionality on this flatbed scanner, you can complete your document scanning needs without worry.

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Jul 29 5: Like a lot of this sort of software, ScanWise defaults to doing a preview scan every time you run it, and it doesn’t snaspcan you abort the preview when you know you’ve seen all of the thing you want to scan.

Overall The e40 hardware may well be an absolute performance tuned sports car of the mid-priced scanner world.

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Go through the driver installation wizard, which should snpscan quite straightforward. But if you’re using the manual settings often, ScanWise will drive you nuts.

The e40, I’m sorry to say, delivered the kind of washed-out photo scans I’m used to seeing from cheap scanners when you don’t enable their automatic optimisation feature.