Good day I have recently acquired Canon 8800F. I know it's less than ideal and I'm also aware that it's not as good as its peers from Epson. However, it came to me for 20$, which is much lower than bargain prices out here. So I intend to put it to good use instead of going to film labs in order to get 1800x1200 resolution scans. Since I have no experience with one of these, I need a little bit of help. The questions are listed below: 1. Should I scan with supplied film holder device, or is it better to put film directly on the scanner surface and hold it down with a piece of high quality glass to keep the film flat? 2. The scanner didn't come with any CD, so I don't have a software. There are three options: Canon's own ScanGear utility, VuPoint program and SilverFast program. While I can get ScanGear for free, I've read that its performance is poorer than other two. Any recommendations on which to use? 3. What is a rational resolution to use? I've read on some website that 8800's approximate true resolution is around 1600 dpi. So is it fruitless to go higher, let's say up to 3600 dpi? Will the scanner only upscale the image from whatever its true resolution is? 4. Any other things that I should know, based on your experience? Thank you!