The information contained on this site is for informational purposes only. The Acer Scanner UT is just as slow. There may be blotches marking uneven lighting from things like internal reflections, as well. Easy Driver Pro performs a complete scan of your all of the devices in or attached to your computer. Other low cost scanners, like the Acer Scanner UT I review here , have 14 bit per channel resolution like the e You get nice white scans this way, and it’s a good way of reducing background grain in document scans. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

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There may be blotches marking uneven lighting from things like internal reflections, as well. I’m not sure why this is. The e40’s 42 bit internal resolution, though, is sent straight to ScanWise, which seems to treat it in very much the same way that an ogre with a runny nose is likely to treat a fine lace wedding dress. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

This download link is for the driver version 1. As far as I can tell, there’s no way to tell PhotoWise not to fool with the snzpscan data it’s getting from the pickup head.

Agfa SnapScan E40 Flatbed Scanner | eBay

Got one small photo at the top of the scan bed? Click the image to see a full-resolution excerpt. This means the manual supplements the clunky Acrobat navigation interface with some even clunkier Agfa-designed extras, sits in a by pixel box that wastes the whole of the rest of the screen.

Agfa What it costs: PhotoWise just can’t deal properly with anything that doesn’t match its opinion of a “normal” document. Additional Product Features Media Type.

Scan your happy snap at dpi for incorporation into a Word document and you’ll find yourself listening to the Hard Drive Symphony as you chug your way on to a file the size of Mars. 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.


Just as a side note, I’m getting sick of the style of promotional photography in which Hip Young Things are shot from above with a wide-angle lens, so they’ve got big heads and teeny feet.

Many home and small business users buy the cheapest scanner they can find, because all they want it for is the odd happy-snap or for Optical Character Recognition OCR and fax duties.

Agfa’s puff page for the Smapscan e If snapscwn only want to do something different once a week, or even once a day, then the inconvenience of an amnesiac driver that can’t save its configuration doesn’t matter. The information contained on this site is for informational purposes only. Even pulling the Brightness slider all the way down may still give you only a mid-grey.

Agfa SnapScan e40 – flatbed scanner Series

What you get The e40’s a fairly swish looking unit, with a tapered design and a comfy scallop-shaped handle on the front of the lid. This item doesn’t belong on snapwcan page.

You can also do multiple selections with different settings, to pull a couple of selected blocks of afba off a page, for instance, or some text and an image, or whatever. Both of these scans were done with PhotoGenie enabled; without it, the first one looked a bit darker but didn’t have any more detail, and the second one was a little paler.


Easy Driver Pro does not sell or charge for drivers. You can make basic manual configuration adjustments if you don’t want to use the canned settings – resolution, for instance, and brightness, contrast and colour saturation, too – but they won’t “stick” between ScanWise sessions. Since the e40 driver can’t spit out anything but 24 bit colour data and eight bit greyscale, you can’t snapsccan a grey-looking scan in full 48 bit resolution and then play with the levels yourself in Serious Software.

The spookily flat result means that the e40’s software’s clipping off all of the lightest shades and declaring them to be white. This results in a little loss of white and black detail, but often also gives you nice rich natural colours, with solid shadows and properly white highlights.

Agfa SnapScan E40 Flatbed Scanner

This time the pause is referred to as “initialization” time. Agfa’s Windows software installer uses a cheery interface that looks nothing like anything Windows or Mac OS normally displays, and you get to see a funky animated “About ScanWise” presentation before you can actually start installing, whether you like it or not.

One USB cable, one power cable.

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. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Easy Driver Pro updates your Driversbased on the scan, and matches to the afva most compatible versions.