Today’s post is about the latest portable scanners for genealogy. It’s been just three years since I recommended a portable scanner for genealogy research from an archivist’s perspective. And we know that three years is a long time in the tech field, so here are some updated recommendations.
The latest scanner the Canon LiDE220 Document Scanner – $74 at Amazon.
Why do I like this one over all the others? Mostly because of these five things:
Highly portable at 3.5 pounds
Large 8×10 scanning bed
4800 x 4800 ppi (pixels per inch), higher than handheld scanners
Auto-upload to cloud services, such as Evernote and Dropbox
If you’ve read my earlier post on scanners, you know that I’m not impressed with small scanners that require images to be knit together digitally after scanning. I also avoid scanners that require you to drag the scanner over the document or photo, or feed it through the scanner. That’s very bad for […]