Most genealogists love scanners. They are great for restoring old photographs and for a myriad of other tasks. A newsletter reader this week suggested that I write a review of the various desktop scanners that are on the market. I'd love to write that review, but someone else has already done so.
Once a year PC Magazine does an excellent job of comparing different brands of scanners side-by-side. Those reviews are available free of charge online.
As a one-person operation, there is no way that I match what PC Magazine's team accomplishes, so I let them do the scanner reviews and I focus on other things. (smile)
If you are interested in purchasing a new scanner, I would suggest that you check out the side-by-side comparisons at: http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,1874,7497,00.asp