The Canon CanoScan LiDE220 is a budget flatbed scanner that's great for both documents and photos. It's easy to use and has a very decent maximum resolution for great scan quality.
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Pro Vivid results when scanning photos
With a maximum optical resolution of 4800 x 4800 dpi(dots per inch), this model is designed to scan and capture high resolution photos and documents - you can expect to get very vivid results. Compared to other competitors' models, the colors of your scanned images look more like the original document.
If you wish to scan a photo, you have an additional option to restore the color and remove the dust to enhance the image. This makes the scanned photo more clear and life-like.
Pro Quick scanning
The Canon LIDE 220 is a fairly fast scanner, even at higher resolutions. Scan quality or resolution is measured in dpi - dots per inch. It takes more time to scan at higher resolutions.
According to ExpertReviews, it takes 15 seconds to scan a A4 document at 150 dpi and 18 seconds to scan the same document at 300dpi. Scanning a 6 x 4 inch photo at 600 dpi takes 21 seconds, at 1,200 dpi it takes 68 seconds. These are very decent speeds for such high-quality scans.
Pro Great value for your buck
The LiDE220 costs noticeably less, but has similar quality scans compared to other competitors' budget models in the market.
Pro User-friendly and easy to use
You just have to click the Automatic Scan button and it will instantly scan and adjust the settings for your documents and photos. This means that everyone in the office can use the scanner with very little expertise.
Pro Great Document Management
It has a Send To Cloud feature that allows you to upload your document directly to cloud services after scanning. You can adjust its setting so your document goes straightly to your cloud services such as Evernote or Dropbox.
Pro Great design - doesn't take up a lot of deskspace
It doesn't take up a lot of space in the office, since it measures only 250 x 365 x 39 mm. It takes even less tablespace in upright position using the removable stand.
Pro Compatible with Windows and Mac OS X
The LiDe220 supports Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista SP1 & SP2 / XP SP3 32-bit and Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later.
Con Limited software
Although it was designed for high resolution documents, it does not have any photo editor software. You will have to acquire one in addition.
Con Lacks an automatic document feeder(ADF)
The Canon Lide220 does not have an automatic document feeder, so you have to do it manually. This makes scanning large piles of documents extremely time- and energy-consuming.
Con It's software does not support Linux
You can not use this Canon's software on a Linux machine. You need Windows or Mac.