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Canon CanoScan LiDE 70 Scanner

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Friday 25th, August 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Canon announces the launch of a new LIDE scanner; the CanoScan LiDE 70F. Replacing the CanoScan LiDE 60, the scanner offers increased resolution. The CanoScan LiDE 70 features 2400 x 4800dpi resolution to capture a high level of photographic detail, and enhances the LIDE line-up so that it offers a complete choice of resolutions. The new LiDE scanner expresses the compact style of the LIDE design sensibility, and features a stand for vertical scanning.

Canon LiDE 70

CanoScan LiDE scanners - Ultra-thin & Lightweight
LiDE scanners use LEDs, sensors and custom-made lenses in a unique way, placing sensor and light source very close together. The result is ultra-thin, compact and lightweight scanners that never sacrifice image definition. Using a single USB connection for both power and data, power consumption is low and installation easy. “With the launch of new designer CanoScan LIDE 70 scanner, Canon continues to lead the way with CIS scanners,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging. “The increased resolution of this new model puts quality scanning within everyone’s reach.”

CanoScan LiDE 70 - Features
• Compact and sleek LIDE styling
• Increased resolution 2400 x 4800dpi
• Powered USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection
• QARE Level 3 automatic dust and scratch removal
• EZ buttons for one touch operation
• Scanning direct to PDF

Canon CanoScan 70 scanner - LiDE Design & USB
The stylishly slim and compact CanoScan LiDE 70 scanner offers increased operational flexibility. The new CanoScan scanner features a stand and the Z-lid on the CanoScan LiDE 70 allows for scanning of oversized or bulky items. The CanoScan LiDE 70 draws all of its power from the USB cables, reducing clutter on the user’s desk or operating space. USB power also makes the scanner more portable, as they can be used just about anywhere when connected to a laptop. The Canon LiDE 70 scanner utilises USB 2.0 Hi-Speed for ultra quick scan times.

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CanoScan 70 scanner - QARE level 3 & EZ buttons
The CanoScan 70 scanner also features QARE level 3 scan correction, which automatically removes dust and scratches and restores faded colours in photos. This technology saves the user hours of retouching time, and can be utilised by novice or expert. Easily configurable to suit individual user needs, the Canon scanner further features EZ buttons for simple one-touch operation of commonly used scanner tasks. The CanoScan LiDE 70 has 4 EZ buttons.

Canon CanoScan LiDE 70 scanner - Scan directly to PDF
The CanoScan LiDE 70 speeds up workflows by enabling scanning direct to PDF (Portable Document Format). Users are able to create PDFs from original documents without having to use conversion software. Pages are easily ordered and can be readily inserted into PDF files previously created with the scanner. Featuring automatic OCR (Optical Character Recognition), text is embedded into the PDF file for convenient editing and searching.

Canon CanoScan 70 scanner - Software suite
The new Canon scanner is bundled with high quality software packages for increased functionality and creative applications, including ScanSoft OmniPage SE, ArcSoft PhotoStudio and NewSoft Presto! PageManager. As well as the bundled software, the scanners are supplied with the new CanoScan Toolbox V5.0 and Scanter V12.0 driver:
Omnipage SE - powerful Optical Character Recognition application allows scanned text to be converted into recognisable text characters/data.
ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5 - digital image editing software including features such as cropping, red-eye removal, animated 3D text and fast and easy photo browsing.
CanoScan ScanGear 12.0 - manages workflows in either ‘Simple’ or ‘Advanced’ modes - in the latter floating palettes allow fine adjustment of Histogram, Brightness & Contrast, Tone Curve and Gamma. New features include: Gutter Shadow Correction for eliminating the spine shadow when scanning books; Saturation/Colour Balance; an Enlarge Preview Area function for even more precise control of grey balance and highlight shadow correction; and improved Dust and Scratch Removal.
CanoScan Toolbox 5.0 - easy to use application allows customisation of EZ buttons - setting preferred resolution and scan mode for common tasks such as Scan to PDF or OCR. New features include: Direction Auto Correction to automatically detect and correct pages in a document that are facing in the wrong direction; improved PDF file creation; Document Slant Correction up to 10 degrees; prevention of showthrough for the scanning of thin pages; and JPEG Compression Rate Selection - offerring a choice of High, Standard or Low.
NewSoft Presto! PageManager - scans documents to PDF format and automates creation and management of resulting document database.

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