I have absolutely no darn idea at all why companies that spend all the money to make a scanner, and elect to aim its software at beginners, can’t drop another couple of grand on having their driver teams add an “expert” mode that makes the scanner software work like everybody else’s scanner software, if you want. I’m not sure why this is. And there’s no way to make a preview interruptible, either. If you’re after a straightforward basic scanner, the e40’s OK. Or Easy Driver Pro registered version The e40’s a fairly swish looking unit, with a tapered design and a comfy scallop-shaped handle on the front of the lid. The ads help us provide this software and web site to you for free.

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AGFA SnapScan e40 Owner’s Manual: Chapter 2: Installing The Scanner For Pc

Plugging in the e40 is as simple atfa connecting any other USB scanner. Since the e40 driver can’t spit out anything but 24 bit colour data and eight bit greyscale, you can’t do a grey-looking scan in full 48 bit resolution and then play with the levels yourself in Serious Software.

Fujitsu fi Document Scanner You’re previewing the whole bed. Of course, you don’t have to manually change the resolution if snpscan happy with the perfectly sensible settings ScanWise uses for the mundane tasks for which it is intended.

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If you want to install the drivers manually for free you can visit the device manufacturer’s website to download the latest versions. The Agfa’s photo scan results are fine, for a cheap scanner.


This means that if you want to scan something that’s almost entirely black, like the abovementioned coin on the default background, you’re out of luck; PhotoWise will punch up the brightness like a mad thing. A post-scan Auto Levels in Photoshop made the e40’s results look perfectly all right. Anyone can use this service, though; the client software’s a free download.

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They’re just a sliding ball. Even pulling the Brightness slider all the way down may still give you only a mid-grey. Look at that promotional page.

Please support our project by allowing our site to show ads. Agfa SnapScan e40 Review date: See details for additional description. Other scanner drivers just save the little preview image as a file, and load it again the next time they run. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. The file size of this driver is bytes The physical glass area’s a bit bigger than that, to make it easier to fit things onto it, but you can’t use all of the area for a scan.

Similarly, you can send an image of a document to the OCR software and have the result squirted out into your word processor, or have image scans inserted in your word processor document, or automatically file repeated scans in particular places without having to manually say where each one should be saved. To get a white-field scan, I checked the e40 out with the lid from another scanner, and with the coin-scanning white paper pile as well.

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Even once you know what program wants what kind of scan, so you don’t send hapless apps the wrong kind of data, atfa still faster to do it the automated way, provided the automated software does a decent job.


Restart your computer and enjoy the fresh driver, it is as simple as that. Next, Easy Driver Pro searches a database of over 11 million drivers and matches missing, corrupt, or obsolete Drivers to the latest, most compatible drivers for your operating s40.

Advertising seems to be blocked by your browser. But Agfa’s PR blurb for the thing says “Every last detail is perfectly reproduced, even in difficult highlight and shadow areas”.

Unfortunately, it’s hitched to a giant wagon full of pastel-painted manure called ScanWise. Agfa’s “proper” scanner driver software is FotoLook, downloadable from here. This is pretty much what a good shiny-coin scan’s meant to look like. Speed The e40 takes about 27 seconds to do a 75dpi preview scan – you can e04 it to use a lower or higher preview resolution if you like. And it’s got an internal sample depth of 14 bits per colour, for 16, intensity levels each for red, green and blue, versus the levels from old eight bit hardware.

Show More Show Less. But various cheapo scanners manage the same job in a fifth of the time. If you want something a bit better, though – you’re doing some more serious graphics work, e400 you want a good afga bundle – the brand names come into play.