The earlier version of the program offered a dramatic improvement on our dark “Train” slide relative to the HP software. Changes made with the various controls appear automatically in the preview image shown in this screen. For prints, a wide slot is created, which narrows for slides. The new PhotoSmart software encourages a more “random access” approach to the scanning process, as shown in the screen shot of the Image Adjustments window, shown below. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.

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This is the “saturation” slider, which adjusts the intensity of colors in your image.

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As of this writing, it’s available as a freeware demowith a day time limit: Since the curve is fairly even overall, the indicated action in this case would be to pull down the “shadow” slider. But I’m getting old slides turned into digital format, and it’s working very well for that.


The lens system is designed to have enough depth of field to properly focus regardless of the exact location of the film. Before you download this driver: It’s apparent that HP has built a lot more “smarts” into gp scanner and its control software, as compared to the earlier unit! This holder provides the needed rigidity for proper feeding, without interfering with the light path to any significant extent.

The results at that level were little short of stunning! Well, first of all, it can very quickly tell you if phofosmart exposure is high or low overall: Once connected, the PhotoSmart Scanner is controlled by an excellent scanning program that we’ll describe below.


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Interfacing is via a high-speed USB port, but the scanner is designed to support the Windows operating system Windows ’95 and ’98 only: Not only do you need to compensate for substantial variations between film types and brands, but the orange “masking” can also vary in density with the underlying image content.

Reasons gp your score: The “flip” control handles mirror-image reversals due to upside-down film, and the final two let you “nudge” the orientation of the image in roughly 1-degree increments.

We were quite surprised at how sharp the images from the scanner were, given that its optics are “focus free. Hp Photosmart Ca S20 2.

Also, there are enough situations where you’ll find device conflicts when adding boards to a computer even in the “Plug and V5101a Windows world that this presented an obstacle to many users. But even doing one at a time, it moves fairly quickly. Scanning Speed Scanning speed is always a key issue to consider when looking at a scanner. 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: Has anyone tried these?

Please help us maintain a helpfull driver collection. The one I purchased is about 9 years old and had obviously gotten a lot of use.

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Final scans take variable amounts of time, depending on the resolution selected, the speed of the host CPU, the amount of RAM available, and the condition of the host’s hard disk. Scanned with original PhotoSmart Scanner.


We won’t review this package here, since it isn’t included with the S20, but we refer readers back to our review of the previous model of the PhotoSmart Scanner, for a fairly in-depth discussion of the Photofinishing application.

This scanner comes with the HP PhotoSmart scanning software which makes it easier for the user to adjust and store scanned images. Color Once the exposure range is set, it’s time to consider the color balance of your image. As we’ve mentioned in other scanner reviews, as high as the resolution of the S20 is, it’s phootosmart higher than that of a typical digital camera producing a similar file size. Likewise, the right-hand exclamation-point button highlights in red all the parts of the image that have been pushed all the way to “white” This is very unusual in hpp experience!

I upgraded to Windows 8.

Feed for negative strips can be a little balky at first; I had to learn the right touch. Given that you’re scanning a tiny negative at perhaps dpi, to be printed much larger at something like dpi, it’s easy to see how people could become confused.

Cropping is set in the main Image Adjustments screen shown earlierby grabbing the corners of the “frame” around the preview image and dragging them until the desired portion of the subject is showing.