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Canoscan 4400F-When scanning photos I get streaks down the entire scan.

The streaks are multicolored. Everything works great when scanning slides.

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SOURCE: I am unhappy with the light level while scanning slides.

I haven't solved the light problem, but I have found a pretty good program that allows me to enhance my scanned slides-pics into nearly slide-projector quality pics: XnView. I have found that it is best to not try to use the enhance program in PhotoStudio 5.5 (the driver-program for the Canonscan 4400F).

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: I was getting streaking across all photos that I

sounds like the scanner is skipping pixels. that is usually a sign of malfuncting. the best solution is get a new one. cost of getting new one is much cheaper to repair it.

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