Canon U.S.A. Inc.
on Friday introduced a USB 2.0-equipped bus-powered scanner called the CanoScan LiDE 80 Color Image Scanner. The scanner uses a low-profile design and sports 2400 x 4800 dot per inch resolution, and it can scan slides and film too.
The LiDE 80 sports single-pass scanning technology and 48-bit color support. It comes with a film adapter unit, or FAU, that enables users to scan 35mm unmounted positives or negatives. It also features Canon’s Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement (FARE Level 2) technology, which removes dust and scratches on film scans and also can correct grain and fade.
The scanner has four buttons that can be programmed for copy, scan, file and e-mail. The scanner also features a “multi-scan” mode, that scans multiple images at once, saving each image to its own file. Multi-page documents cna be scanned to a single PDF.
Software for the scanner includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, ArcSoft PhotoStudio, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ScanSoft OmniPage SE OCR, ScanGear CS and CanoScan ToolBox.
The CanoScan LiDE 80 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.1.3 or higher and Mac OS 9.1 or higher. It’s coming this August for US$179.99.