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Providing a world of digital imaging possibilities right at your fingertips, a scanner digitizes photo prints or other printed materials onto your computer for further manipulation or long-term archiving. You will be able to view the scanned pictures on the computer monitor or on a TV, or share them with friends and family via email. Scanners will also translate and transfer printed or handwritten documents and books into computer editable and searchable text for the utmost in home and office convenience.
Scanners may differ from one another in terms of feature and function as well as appearance. What truly matters, however, is the performance criteria such as image sensor type, optical resolution and color depth. CCD and CIS image sensors are common in most scanners and are able to offer optical resolutions ranging from 600dpi up to 4800dpi or even higher for greater image/text detail. Equally important is color depth for immaculate color reproduction with models offering 36-bit and 48-bit color depth. To understand these specifications and how they help you get the best results, please be sure to visit our Scanner Buying Guide.
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