On the tackier new cheap scanners they come with a "scan to the web button
and free webspace. You set up an automatic ftp client integrated into the
scanner software when you install the scanner. Although most of the people
who use it will not know that!! The clever stuff is done behind the scenes
when Umax or what ever the manufacturer is set up the ftp address etc.
This allows you to put a photo on your scanner and in one press of one the
button, scan the picture and upload it to your free web space. Thus allowing
granny in New Zealand to look at the snaps of the children in Manchester.
I was jesting here. I thought that the facility would be of no use to the
users of the list as half the fun is editing the results in Photoshop to
improve the scans. The fact that most people here do 30 Meg and up scans
also somewhat makes this facility a bit silly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Sleep" <TonySleep@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 7:45 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: New Epson Consumer Flatbeds Leak Out
> On Sat, 28 Jul 2001 15:18:22 +0100 Eddie Cairns (email@example.com)
> > This machine is of no use as it does not have the
> > "scan to the web button".
> What the hell is a 'scan to web' button, and why do you think we need one?
> I haven't noticed the lack of one in the past 6yrs! :)
> Tony Sleep
> http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner
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