I haven't a clue about Flextight - never used one. But let me ask a question and make a suggestion anyhow: The question: when was the last time they up-dated their sharpening technology in that software? The suggestion: as a trial proposition, try downloading a free demo of Phokit Sharpener 2.0. Don't do ANY sharpening in the scanner software. Scan the image, open it Photoshop, launch PK Sharpener Pro, then try a range of the umpteen sharpeners in that application. You may just find that you have more control and get better results doing it that way. What's more, it's completely reversible, whereas once you bake a sharpening into a scan its locked - if you don't like it you need to rescan, always a pain.