Re: Scanners vrs cameras
I also opt for a scanner. Epson v600 here. My only issue with it, is it seems to have some dust stuck on the inside of the glass. But nothing so bad that a few quick edits don't take care of.
I found and use a program called paint.net its a free program and I've heard its a bit more simplistic than gimp. But it still seems to do the colour editing and such that I need it to. And it doesn't spam me with ads to -Buy the Free version TODAY! Which is a big plus to me.