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We bought a dinosaur!!!

Well, it almost seemed like that. Can you remember the the time when you actually used scanner for home use? I can remember having one in late 90's when I started playing with this. The results were of course all grainy and blurry and all, but I had to work on those pictures somehow. With the arrival of digital cameras and the rest of the technical junk those bulbs just became irrelevant. Ok, I have been playing with the idea that I should somehow scan all of my "classic films", but when I laid my eyes and fingers upon literally thousands of those films, I just went "oh heck" and let it all be.
Enter the choir. Ok, Igor started to sing in a choir and he started bringing home loads and loads of scores, in all quality varieties, from decent to hardly acceptable. He started inputing all those scores hand by hand in a software called Finale 2008 and the whole procedure is slow. But... Finale also has the scanning option, meaning you can take the score, scan it and the built-in recognition software somehow does something that's close to what it was before. In a better looking form. :)
Enter today's purchase:

Of course it wasn't expensive. because we bought the cheapest version (close to 60€) and it isn't spectacularly fast, but it does its job. Only the Finale version of OCR software isn't really brilliant, so I am downloading SharpEye software which is supposed to be killingly good. And Igor will be able to play with the dinosaur attached to the laptop, scan his music and sing his heart out. :)))

Just the way things are supposed to be.


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Jan. 12th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
yay!! new toys!!
Jan. 12th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Stone age comes back to life :)
Jan. 12th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
I use my scanner on a regular basis; of course, now it's combined with a printer and can function as a (color) copy machine too. :)
Jan. 12th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
You're good, Pete...
You're good... maybe I'll start using ours more often :)
Jan. 12th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Funny how old technologies resurface. I am considering purchasing a scanner as well. I'd like to import boxes old prints to iPhoto.


Jan. 12th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
it's all good
As long as we don't go back to typewriters.... or quills. But that would help us with your handwriting dilemma. :)

Jan. 12th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
That is so true!

Jan. 12th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
Re: LOL!
and I cannot think of an easy compromise on that one.
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