You can do a better job manually, with a little practice, but Auto Levels is the magic “improve this image” button for many people. Since there’s really not much to learn about ScanWise, though, this isn’t as annoying as it might be. If you actually want to do dpi or higher scans of something, you’ll need to click a button and type in the resolution you want. Visit the device manufacturer’s website to download the latest versions. Start the driver installation file from a Windows account with the highest privileges rights. Every time you run ScanWise. All you have to do is pick a document type from the main ScanWise interface and hit the Scan button, and everything that can be done for you, is.

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Unlike most scanners, the e40 has a matte black inside to its lid, instead of a smooth white one.

The scanner uses a slimline multi-voltage AC adapter with, in this package, a couple of short mains cables to let it be used from Australian or round-pin European mains sockets. It’s therefore very difficult to make the same settings time after time. If your User Access Control UAC is started then you will have to confirm the installation of the driver and run the setup with administrative rights. It ought to be much closer to three minutes. Agfa’s specs page for the SnapScan e Go through the driver installation wizard, which should be quite straightforward.

Agfa SnapScan E40 Flatbed Scanner

The Agfa’s photo scan results are fine, for a cheap scanner. The e40’s 42 bit internal resolution, though, is sent straight to ScanWise, which seems to treat it in very much the same way that an ogre with a runny nose is likely to treat a fine lace wedding dress. SnapScan e40 kindly afgz by Agfa Australia.


With the functional contour featured on the Agfa E40, you can blend it into your space effortlessly for excellent space management.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, afag item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. A post-scan Auto Levels in Photoshop made the e40’s results look perfectly all right.

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Review: Agfa SnapScan e40

This driver available for the following operating systems: Or Easy Driver Pro registered version If you want something a bit better, though – you’re doing some more serious graphics work, or you want a good software bundle – the brand names come into play. Jul 29 5: Please support our project by allowing our site to show ads.

But it’ll eat the fine detail from your photo of, say, fluffy clouds. Qfga far as I can tell, there’s no way to tell PhotoWise not to fool with the raw data it’s getting from the pickup head. Save on Scanners Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

Street prices are lower. If you’re after a straightforward basic scanner, the e40’s OK. It’s rotten with ’em.

A full bed dpi scan takes 46 seconds, again including several seconds of nothing in particular going on at the beginning of the scan. Do a scan of the empty bed and stretch out the tiny intensity differences using a command like Photoshop’s “Equalize”, and you ought to see a load of vertical lines, which show you which cells in the scanner’s head return values a little higher than they should be, and which cells return values a little lower.


You might as well not have the extra bit depth, for all the good it does you. Quality The e40 does a perfectly good job on text documents, but the nastiest scanner in the world can do that. People who are used to various vendors’ habit of showing you the highlights of the software while it installs are likely to sit and stare dumbly at the Agfa presentation for a little while, before noticing that no files are being copied.

Agfa SnapScan e40

Tell me if it ever makes it. Like a lot of this sort of software, ScanWise defaults to doing a preview scan every time you run it, and it doesn’t let you abort the preview when you know you’ve seen all of the thing you want to scan.

This time includes the thick end of ten seconds of “warm-up” time, even if the scanner’s lamp hasn’t had time to turn off and, plainly, no warm-up is needed. The e40 may get as much of the detail as a home user is likely to care about, but it does not “perfectly reproduce” it.