using a camera instead of a scanner
She was wanting to use a scanner, and I tried to get our old Canon Canoscan LIDE 30 scanner working with Windows 7 with no luck. I know it worked fine on XP before I upgraded. No luck using a PC with Windows 10, either. I am able to get a very basic scan using a utility called vuescan, but it has some jagged lines that shouldn't be there.
Anyway, I've always found myself wondering when they would finally come out with instant scanners - where it digitally scans the entire item all at once, without you having to wait for a motor to move the scanner line across. Then today I realized that I technically already have this - a 14 megapixel camera that does great close up shots.
Have any of you ever thought about rigging up something so that you could use a camera to grab digital scans of papers and objects instantly? It would probably require me rigging up some sort of wooden support for the camera, but then it would also offer her the ability to scan 3D objects that might not be as easily done on a scanner.
If you have any thoughts on this, please share!