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Re: filmscanners: Scanning and memory limits in Windows

"Dana Trout" <dana@troutcom.com> wrote:
> A 25% faster drive won't necessarily get you 25% faster load/store
> times. PhotoShop seems to be inordinately slow in dealing with
> compressed TIFFs

Paintshop Pro is the same.  Opening a film scan in PSP takes *far* longer
than in Irfanview.

> BTW, Ed's VueScan takes less than 30 seconds to read the same file.

It seems that Adobe and JASC have inefficient code for packing and unpacking
LZW compression, so at least as far as opening and saving LZW TIFF files
goes, CPU speed will matter as well.  But it still a valid point that a
drive with a faster spin rate will improve the general operation of the
machine - image editing programs aside. :)



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