Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Vuescan update
From: Andrew Moore <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 16:50:29 -0500 (EST)

> >What I really want to happen is for a consortium of scanner
> >manufacturers to offer Ed a bundle deal whereby he converts the code of
> >vuescan into the backend of a universal scanner driver, and they pay
> >for some GUI jock to do the front end properly.

If "properly" means something like the awful front ends that come with the
HP PhotoSmart or Nikon LS-30 scanners, this would be the worst thing that
could possibly happen to Ed's software.

Vuescan's front end may not be glitzy and may be "techie" oriented, but
it's simple and functional -- just like the Leica.  Ed has put together
a great package, especially at $40 for both Vuescan and Vueprint, with
support for Linux, Mac and PC, and he personally responds promptly to my
emails on the rare occasions on which I've contacted him about the
software.  With all that, I found it hard to believe, but now that I do, I
find it hard to beat.

Great job, Ed!