Two new PowerLook scanners from Umax
By Ian Burley
The PowerLook 1000 packs a staggered CCD sensor array to deliver an optical 2400x2400 maximum resolution. The whole A4 flat bed scanning area can be used for film scanning as well as document and photo scanning. Its film holders have an auto-detect feature accommodating the more popular film formats.
Both models are equipped with Firewire (IEEE 1394) interfaces as a high throughput alternative to the relatively slow USB1.1 option. The 1120 has two Firewire ports and no USB port.
The scanners are supplied with different software packages aimed at specific kinds of users; Graphic, Pro and Photo. The Photo package is supplied with Silverfast 5.5, which is particularly effective at colour negative reproduction.