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Does anyone have a compact laser SCANNER?
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Ink-jets are such a ripoff, and now it seems like you have to have a large printer attachment on top of a laser printer for a scanner attachment: B&W, forget color.

It seems like a scanner is an essential communication device, even if that billionaire charges $500 for Adobe Reader software now. It's a shame you have to get furniture size combined printers and scanners to avoid being fleeced by the inkjet criminals: all of them. I think the Adobe billionaire is somehow controlling the reduced scanner products available now in the marketplace too by PDF licensing restrictions placed on scanner manufacturers.

Since we are ruthlessly bombarded by Chinese garbage goods, I wish we could have access to their no-patent markets as well on Ebay and Amazon  Smile

Bob the Guru probably uses Adobe and scanners in his mobile business often I'm sure to communicate. I wish he would do an early release chapter on his next book on how to get small laser scanner printers and Adobe software at reasonable prices. I think US Patents and greed may have already won out on this big quiet patent play for an already billionaire. Maybe the Adobe CEO/owner did not observe what has happened to Bill Gates lately with his scoliosis, due to preoccupation with ruthless greed ?!?!
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I think for most mobile dwellers, the paper-less office is finally here!

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#3
I have a tiny scanner that I got for about $40 at Best Buy. It can scan directly to pdf or several other formats.
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(12-05-2017, 09:39 PM)Reducto Wrote: I have a tiny scanner that I got for about $40 at Best Buy. It can scan directly to pdf or several other formats.

If you have a scanner name and model, I'd gratefully appreciate the information.

From a brief research, FAX files converted to TIFF files just by changing to the TIFF suffix may be one answer for B&W versions anyway. But it doesn't help the fact that everything is in pdf file formats now, just to find out basic information (that little billionaire b'tard!).

And it also doesn't help a third of a century's product development moved back to square one. JPEG files are cool  Wink
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#5
I have a Brother DS-620. It's a good one. Does everything I want.

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(12-05-2017, 08:53 PM)breeze Wrote:  I think the Adobe billionaire is somehow controlling the reduced scanner products available now in the marketplace too by PDF licensing restrictions placed on scanner manufacturers.

But pdf is an open, royalty-free standard now....or at least that's what I have been led to believe.
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I would highly recommend the Fujitsu Snapscan products. The hardware is good and can be completely powered by USB and the the software is excellent.

https://www.amazon.com/Fujitsu-ScanSnap-...1512537871
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#8
Free/opensource Imagemagick will hack/alter/convert almost any format, including pdf.

It seems unlikely that a medical condition like scoliosis is caused by greed.
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#9
If you are iPhone or iPad user there are many decent doc scanner apps, I use genius scan.
Android has a few as well, can't vouch for them.
Without being nosey, what is your ultimate goal? Scanning docs/personal papers?
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I have an app on my phone and tablet called Tiny Scanner. It turns photos into PDFs. You're not going to get super high resolution for art, obviously, but it's great for documents.

Thought I'd throw that out there.
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