Monday, March 05, 2012

What resolution should I scan photos or film?

Download Scanning Calculator (Excel spreadsheet).

Reference: Dennis Curtin Short Courses Exploring Pixels and Colours (accessed 24th February 2012)

Roger Ley asks 'I scan 6"x4" photos on an Epson flatbed. What resolution should I scan at to 1) make A4 prints on a colour inkjet and 2) output to my computer screen.'
Answer: Download the scanning calculator Roger!

Kennis Chan asks 'What resolution should I scan 35mm on my Plustek OpticFilm to print out A4 size prints.
Answer: From the scanning calculator you need to scan at 3600dpi to make A4 prints at 300ppi output. Hint: the file size created will be 51.86 megabytes when scanning at 3600dpi but the printer only needs 25.31 megabytes file size to output to A4 size.

Friday, December 24, 2010

USB B - Mini or Micro?

Note: USB logo is on the bottom of the 2 micro-USB plugs but on the top of the other plugs (as shown above)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Anoto partner XMS Penvision signs agreement with Magicturk to sell Formidable Pen & Paper

 Anoto Group AB - Company Announcement Anoto Group AB receives order worth EUR 300,000 to 500,000 

Lund, November 18, 2010 - Anoto partner XMS Penvision, a leading digital pen & paper platform provider, has signed a framework agreement with Magicturk, which is estimated to bring Anoto EUR 1.5 million in revenue the next twelve months. 

XMS Penvision has placed an initial order for Anoto digital pens worth between EUR 300,000 and 500,000 depending on the final outcome of the framework agreement. This initial order will be delivered to XMS Penvision within the next three months. 

"We are very pleased with the collaboration with our partner XMS Penvision. This agreement could turn out to be one of the largest pen orders Anoto has received so far, and it further strengthens the future of Anoto technology within forms processing," says Torgny Hellström, CEO, Anoto group AB (publ). 

The digital pens will be used primarily within banking, maintenance and healthcare, and will be distributed by XMS Penvision's partner Magicturk, the exclusive distributor of XMS Penvision's awarded platform "Formidable" in Turkey. 

"We are very excited about this order. It once again shows that Anoto Digital Pen technology, together with our platform "Formidable", creates a solid platform to build successful business on," says Mats Beijer-Olsen, CEO, XMS Penvision. 

About XMS Penvision XMS Penvision is an experienced digital pen & paper platform provider working through a dedicated worldwide partner network. The main product is an enterprise digital pen & paper platform called Formidable with built in technology from Anoto. The Formidable platform was awarded with the Most Innovative Solution Golden Pen Award at the Anoto Annual Partner Conference 2009 and is considered by many as the best digital pen & paper platform on the market. 

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

C-Pen translates WHOLE paragraphs to many languages

C-Pen 3.0 & C-Pen 3.5 has a new Add-on called Google Translate. Run the C-Pen over text in a book, newspaper or magazine and immediately get the translation of the whole paragraph. Google Translate extends the power of C-Pen because until now the only translations available were word by word translations using C-Dictionary.

Megapixels Ltd and DataMind have been waiting for this whole paragraph translation feature for C-Pen since 1999!

C-Pen is available for sale from DataMind on the website here.

Example: I scanned some text from The Independent front page today and got the translation into Polish & Arabic.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Acer BeTouch E130 - due end November

Archos fans know Charbax for his enthusiastic Archos videos. Here he reviews the Acer BeTouch E130 at Computex 2010. The Acer E130 has Android 1.6 OS and looks a lot like a Blackberry.

Acer BeTouch E130 Smartphone is available from DataMind.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Compare Video play: Samsung Galaxy S v Acer Stream

Differences in playing Video between Samsung Galaxy S v Acer Stream via techboyarena who says:-
'I find that the Super AMOLED display on the Samsung Galaxy S is much much better than the AMOLED display on the Acer Stream'

View the first video below. What do you think? I'd say only marginal differences between the two phones when playing videos although maybe the Samsung looks a 'sharper', better contrast image. I'm not so sure if its significantly so.

 via  who says:-
'Galaxy S v Acer Stream in two tests: 55 v 40 and 26 v 10 frames per second, Acer Stream phone is a good phone  but the Acer Stream User Interface (UI) is not as good as Google Android 2.1 Eclair UI'

DataMind sell Acer Stream & Samsung Android Smartphones.