From: Nico Weenink <firstname.lastname@example.org> (33)
Subject: RE: 10.0758 imaging hardware and software?
In reply to message "10.0758 imaging hardware and software?" I recommend
CorelDraw 50 (or later) or Adobe PhotoShop as the best software.
I myself use AutoCAD 13 together with 3DStudio for more advanced technical
applications and it gives very good results, but for humanists these
programs seems a bit to much. Maybe AutoCAD 12 LT (the 'cut'-version) will
do, but that still is more used by constructors and those who make advanced
technical drawings. I suppose CorelDraw 5.0 or Adobe PhotoShop will give
you quick and good results.
Another program which may be of good help: Micrografx Windows Draw 4.0. I
used it for some time, but it gives some problems when scanning pictures. I
haven't had any problems with my scanner when using AutoCAD, PhotoShop or
The Hewlett Packard HP 4P/C gives good results for both scanning pictures
and texts. And at a fair price. And don't forget upgrading the system! The
HP works fine with 16 MB RAM memory, but I advice you to use minimum of 32
MB RAM (WIN95).
For Adobe, AutoCAD and 3DStudio there are several newsgroups available on
Check for instance: alt.aldus (for Aldus Freehand), alt.3d (3DStudio).
Hope this is of some help.
University of Utrecht