Looking for advice on scanner selection
O.S. Ubuntu 12.04 desktop
I'm now running Simple-scan and Epson Perfection 3490 photo scanner scanning photos for posting on website. But I found the quality of images saved not good. I'm prepared purchasing a new scanner to do the job. On shopping I found all scanners coming with printing and faxing features, i.e. a combination of scanner, printer and fax machine. Could you please shed me some light on selecting a new scanner. I have no pre-set budget. But Linux driver available is a must.
Besides Simple-scan is easy to use but without editing feature nor setting brightness, etc. Gimp is too advance for my job. I only need scanning the exact size of the old photos including brightness and color settings. Suggestion would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance