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1) I am looking for a scanner that can scan my collection of jewelery. I want it to scan from the top and wouldn't want the lid to go directly on top my jewelery to prevent scratches.  Is there such a scanner?

2) I want to be able to put my jewelery on top of a conveyor belt and I want the scanner to be able to scan my jewelery one by one. Do you know if there is such a scanner? Like an assembly line scanner?

I want to ideally find a solution for 1) and 2) but a solution for one of my problems would be great!
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Why not use a digital camera?  Most compacts have as good a resolution as a scanner with the benefit of not being focused at the edge of the glass plate and a quality macro lens.
If you can provide the conveyor belt then mount the camera over this and you've solved 2 as well.
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Thats true however I would want to interface the camera to the computer and then have it take pictures though an API. In that case, I would need a camera that can be controlled through the computer. Do you know any such camera?
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All of these cameras can be driven via USB but this is a specific API developed for Linux.
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There are a number of applications available for controlling digital cameras. For example:

http://www.sabsik.com/Cam2Com/
http://www.lightner.net/lightner/bruce/photopc/
http://alkenius.no-ip.org/Cam4you/

Google is your friend... search on "digital camera control software". If you have a particular brand of camera in mind, include it in your search.
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