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Scanners, i dont like the makers im always number 1, what is your experience with scanners? 

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670 deviants said No matter the brand, you always scan your drawing upside down on the first try.
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222 deviants said Im perfect, im not a human ive always nail it.

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lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Scanner? I have the dreaded Mustek brand. Its a 12 x 18 big one so I can scan 11 x 17 art. Anyway...
I LOVE IT! I have no problems with it and I even prefer it to my slightly older better brand regular sized one I had before. Go figure!
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Mustek scanners are so awesome and cheap, i had an a3 size, but for really old windows, drivers wont work anymore.
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lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
I assume you went to their website and downloaded the newest drivers?
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, support was hard to get in old days, even bought some scanners software that is universal and nothing, sold it to a friend, maybe i will get a new one later, but i really love my cannon ide a4 size, its leads, just plug the usb and its done.
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lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
sweet
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SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And that is why the programmers added a rotate 180 button. =D
Seriously though, I like Cannon's LED USB powered scanner. It's light and slim enough to carry in a bag and it only uses power from the USB port. Also no lamp warm up time. the new ones seem to be getting a little bigger though.
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hhaha man, wish my scanner had that, always annoying to  flip it on photoshop-
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SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The new offerings from HP, Epson and the like are getting LEDs as well. but they are powerhungry monsters that need to be plugged into the wall. on the pluss side some are wifi enabled.
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applefia Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not only on first try though,,always ,,always,,,upside down when scan,,

i don't know why it be like that,,,but,bless the rotate,,hohoooohohoho
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JinxerWolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
No matter what I do whatever I scan ends up blurring, cropping, etc. It is either that or the scanner wont even freaking load.
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BLAZR-SAN Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Epson scanners have some good resolution and are pro grade -- there is one on my college campus that can scan large sheets.

But the downsides are that it is a panel-and-light scanner, can scan only a maximum page size of 11x17 (or something), and take a long time to scan hand colored works; the roller-and-light scanners are able to scan a larger page sizes, but the scan-in-color factor is something yet to be incorporated into their design (so far as I know...) -- other than that, I have had no problem with Epson series scanners.

As for scans that end up inverted or reversed (or in rare cases, in retrograde), Photoshop can help with that.

Later E-Villa!
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turbosuo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I'm convinced all scanners have a rudimentary intelligence.  Thats how they go, "Oh wait, I know you!  *error, file corrupted*"  EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.  There are a couple of scanners of my past that were taken out to the backyard and given a tune up with an 8lb maul.  Think Office Space and the printer.
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BLAZR-SAN Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
the movie definitely hit the spot regarding hardware that noshed on paper and ink being annihilated; scanners that "error-f**k" you to death are the worst stone aged pieces of sh*t you'll ever -- wait... you know that already, and you used 8 lb.s of disfiguring metal and muscle to vent with.

I feel your frustration, buddy...
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thats nice
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Core-Point Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Well I have decent luck with the Epson V200... It has this giant arrow in the corner showing you where to put the top of your document..  Of course this wasn't enough for me, so I put a piece of tan scotch tape and wrote on it.. 'Top of drawing'.. lmao..
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mudimba Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist
My biggest issue with scanners is that nowadays it is so hard to find an A3 sized standalone scanner. The only A3 scanners I can find come bundled with printers and whatnot and are too large to fit on my desk.
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theroyalscouter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This machine knows there is a corner that tells you which way to orientate things.
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TheOnly-MaKaila Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Technology hates me, and I often forget that we live in the 21st century, so...
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SlashTheCupcake Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Doesnt really matter if you scan it upside down. You can just rotate the image later on so it will be the right way.
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plus-ruin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
only prob i have is mine sucks with wireless so i have to stick a cord in its backside
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inspiredtangle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Upside down or sideways, nearly every time XD
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RaifanZell Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've only used 2 scanners that I can remember, I usually forget that there are arrows telling me where to place my artwork.  I still have a lot to learn.  :D
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Mendicant Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Artist
I generally try to scan things at 150% of the needed resolution with all the automatic enhancements turned off, adjust things in Photoshop, resize, rotate if needed, and save.
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Meeche-Max Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty good with a scanner i think i need to update to a bigger newer model thought. Or I could just find a pretty good tutorial on cleaning up my scans in and really poping them out in PS.
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Red7Digital Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I'm still waiting for my dad to get this so called amazing all in one brother printer. I just hope its better than our old printer.
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MizDawesome Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
*Facepalm* yup... -.- at least windows has that tool to rotate it... Also, the scanner often eats up my colors... wayyy not cool.
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BearerOfDestruction Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I can't remember ever scanning a drawing upside down by accident. I always noticed the little arrow that tells you where the upside is.
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knightmare75 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
No matter the brand, you always scan your drawing upside down on the first try. That's so true.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I almost always scan my pics upside down!  I just flip them in Photoshop, rather than re-scan ;P  I've got an Epson Workforce large format scanner/printer, and it works great.
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Cestarian Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   Digital Artist
funny, just as this poll is posted i ended up scanning in my paper art (Mostly just stuff  i drew to practice)

I did it in a canon printer/scanner, i did the first one upside down and the third also upside down accidentally, so 14 images took 16 tries, and one image only got half of itself scanned, however luckily it was the half of it that something was drawn at.

I don't like scanners.
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shaunC Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014   General Artist
It doesn't really matter, if it's upside down I just flip it 180 degrees... 
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Arazand Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All of the scanners I have had I marked with a marker to show which side is the top. :D No more scanning upside down!
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The-DeathAngel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
OK scanners,
Cannon scanners i find are the best ones coz they get more of the colours but also get all of the thin outlines unless put on BLACK AND WHITE text scan. I prefer using red or blue pen to do outlines coz they are easy to clean up and change colour
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shinto1 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love mine allows me to flip the image on the scanner before i put it onto my computer, but my first time i never knew it had that feature.
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I have to depend on them because I suck on working entirely digital, but I felt quite dissapointed with the lates KODAK printer/scanner thing I got, the scanner is quite rubbish. The Epson one I had was nicer but the printer died out so I had to get a new one.
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lady-leliel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014   General Artist
scanner annoys me T_T recently i've just taken digital photos of my lines and coloured on that, it's actually pretty effective!! :D
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ernesin149 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
as far as im concerned. there's a little arrow in one of the corners indicating where to put the paper. there's where you have to place it. and it should come all right i guess :P and i mean, even if you scan comes upside down.. well.. you're gonna put that in photoshop anyway and maybe fix it and stuff right?
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MARoy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never really had a scanner until i brought it to a friend of mine and she remembered she had one in her closet..she had gotten with her computer but never used. So she gave it for me..it was a bit old..but still a canon scanner..it took some tinkering and experimenting with the settings but i finally got it to scan a normal sized peice of paper as clean as i could. If i scan a magazine however i need to adjust the settings cause the pages are so thin the opposite of the page can be seen straight through the scan. 
More or less it's a good scaner, iv yet to try the one on my new printer..im still fighting with it to set up airplay on my ipad using my phones hotspot..stupid internet company not giving us high speed 
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aimegami Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I usually need to adjust the balance and clean up my scans (darn small pieces of dust). i find that my marker pieces scan somewhat well with little changes to adjust for color. I used to use the Canon LiDe, but it's no longer supported with my OS (so old). I'll probably be in the market for another flatbed scanner soon-ish. i also tend to scan way outside the paper, so i can crop edges properly.
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Azel-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can never really scan anything without it being too bright without altering the white balance in photoshop. I rarely draw traditionally now that I have my tablet.
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really care about that. I have to edit it anyway, turning it right is a matter of two clicks.
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phenolphthalei2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist
I've had moderate luck with scanners. No matter what scanner it is though, it never looks as good as it does in person. It would definitely help if I knew more about photoshop and programs more simple. Does anyone have any tips for scanning shaded pencil stuff?
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Shiranoko Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
scanning with my scanner is so annying -.- there's a preview first, then i say "hell jeah, thats how i wnated it" and then it finally scans it und then the most part isn't even visible... great -.- i even asked myself all day why the heck on corner is alway (really always) dark, like the paper isn't pressed down, and jeah, the cover is somehow broken... nice... :S but well, as long as it is doing its job it ok for me, since im not a professional u.u
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3ug3n3 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i never had a scanner TTnTT

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lamontrobinsonart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love my Brother scanner. Well, it's an all-in-one, but I only got it for the scanner because it can scan up to 11 x 17. It has a little tick mark in one corner so I know where to put the top of the drawing. The quality's great, and it's wireless capable so I can scan pics directly to laptop, desktop, or whatever. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't always detect and trim the dead space when I scan smaller than 11 x 17.
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Meh, I actually prefer to draw directly into photoshop with the tablet. It can be harder to draw some things right the first time, but for the really big drawing mistakes that I'm prone to making, being able to lasso tool a section of it and delete/move it around (leg too short? lasso + move it, nose in the wrong place? lasso + move it!) has been a lifesaver more times than I can count.

I avoid scanners most of the time altogether this way, so I can't say I've had many frustrations with mine. :P
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nilluss Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
No se.. en verdad yo vi algo sobre Scanners en la facultad cuando nos enseñaban sobre resoluciones y la mejor manera de Scannear un dibujo o una pieza que vayas a utilizar para algun diseño en particular. Y después varios tutoriales por ahi de truquitos de configuracion. Sobre escanearlo de manera correcta, lo hago bien porque ya es natural para mi hacerlo en mi scanner y se ver las marcas de guia.
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ProphetEKA Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Without fail, something will go wrong for me. If I got it right on the orientation, I'll need to nudge it over to beat the cut-off. If I paid mind to the cut-off, the scanner will suddenly decide not to scan greyscale properly. If I get that fixed, I'll end up scanning it upside down. -.-

I can't win with it but I at least have a 'Preview' function that shaves some time off of my bad luck scanner.
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional
I hate my scanner. :T not only do I scan upside down all the time (after many years I still forget which way is up) but it also cuts off pieces without me asking.... and I don't know how to change the settings. OTL
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HaniHunni Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I always get my scans perfect- I know where the cut off is and how to use it-
I mean sure, it took practice, but I got it down!
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