I recently bought the Canon LIDE 20… Actually to tell the truth I got back off holiday and wanted to send the photos to family and my old scanner is over 7 years old – so I decided the business could afford to buy a new one!
My favourite features on it so far are the multiscan (putting multiple photos on it at once and it will scan them in as seperate images!!) and the fact you can stand it on it’s side (using the stand that comes with it) and even use it like that – resulting in very little storage space!!! Beats the pants off my beefy old scanner – now will anyone want to buy that on ebay I ask myself?!?!
The CanoScan LiDE 20 USB flatbed scanner is one of the world’s most compact flatbeds – still, it offers big performance and big savings. Just over an inch high, it packs in all the features you need to scan images, copy documents or e-mail your favorite photos. All with true “one-touch” operation. The LiDE 20 scanner is so intuitive and easy to use, first-time users can get expert results in remarkable color resolution up to 600 x 1200 dpi and up to 48-bit depth with over 281 trillion possible colors. To scan, just place the photo on the platen and push the “scan” button – that’s it. “Copy” and “e-mail” functions are just as simple. Set up and operation is made even easier with just one cable for power and USB – no extra AC adapter needed.
Scan multiple photos at once with the push of a button. “Multi-Scan mode” is automatically activated and scans all the pictures in a single pass, preparing a separate image file for each. It will even adjust any slightly misaligned photos. Scanning multi-pages into a PDF file is just as easy. Innovative software even allows you to save your images directly to CDs as easily as scan, click and burn.
The LiDE 20 scanner is small but can tackle the big jobs. The exclusive Z-Lid expansion top lifts 1″ high and stays flat for scanning books and magazines. Most other scanner covers lift only at an angle, often resulting in poor scans. Canon integrated QARE 2.0 (Quality Automatic Retouching and Enhancement) technology is designed to help perfect every scan by automatically removing much of the dirt and scratches from images, helping you to look like a pro.