Quote Originally Posted by rbarker
Thus, you might be well served by something like the Epson 3200, or the current enhanced model, the 4870. If possible, try to find one that has the SilverFast software (which works as a Photoshop plug-in) bundled with it. Without good scanning software and a fairly good image-editing package (e.g. Photoshop or PaintShop Pro), you'll have a hard time matching the quality of the scan to that of your print.
Good advice. I just upgraded from the Epson 3200 to the 4870. It comes bundled with Photoshop Elements (2.0, not the very recent 3.0) as well as SilverFast, which is a very powerful and professional application that you will find yourself using frequently to insure good matching of the original. You will scan in Silverfast; after a few scans, you will learn the algorithm that best suits your needs; and you will resize in PSE. Then it's off to the web or e-mail.