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filmscanners: Re: filmscanners: RE: filmscanners: VueScan Problem

Larry wrote:
> This is the first time the default settings wouldn't open
> in ACDSee. But then I haven't used VueScan in about two months or so.

I don't know if the compression settings have changed.  Only Ed can answer
that one.  PSP gives an error I think about not being able to use a predictor
of 7 with 48bit depth.  PSP opens the files without a problem if compression
is switched off, or if they are 24 bit.

> Maybe I'm not understanding it completely. Why is
> compression a default setting for a scan?

Because most people have limited disk space?  The settings Ed has used compress
the images better than any other programs I've tried with LZW TIFF compression.
 But precisely because the settings are unusual, some programs can't open
the files.  Most scanner owners have Photoshop, so I guess that's what Ed
is banking on.

> If I didn't own Photoshop, I would probably be using
> either PSP or PhotoImpact. If the files generated by
> VueScan didn't open in either graphics program I would
> be unable to use VueScan.

But you can turn the compression off. :)  I'm glad you can, because I rely
on Vuescan to get decent scans out of my LS30.  If it wasn't for Vuescan
I would have had to sell the scanner ages ago because of the problem with


Rob Geraghty harper@wordweb.com


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