Howdy friends, I'm looking for folk's opinions on the best or most recommended scanners for home use. I've been using a HP all in one printer/scanner for several years and with Vuescan I get decent copies of all the photos and tintypes I've scanned so far. However, the max for this scanner is 1200 dots per inch and most of the tintypes are about 1 1/2 inches by 2 inches and occasionally smaller, a few are larger. So I am looking at taking the area of a face, not much bigger than 1/2" across, and enlarging to as big as I can get without pixelation being a problem. Something with a much higher scanning resolution and although I'm not expecting something cheap, I'm not looking to have to take out a bank loan. Thinking I may need a new desktop also with lots of memory to deal with greatly increased image sizes.
Anyway, what say the jury? Any help is appreciated.