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RE: filmscanners: Laptop configuration
So there is no real difference between 12 and 8 bit color depth ??
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Tom Scales
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2001 18:02
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Laptop configuration
I only scan at 8bits, so the file sizes are closer to 60Mb. I can't tell
the difference in the end result. Makes a smaller memory footprint.
> The Adaptec 1460 SCSI PC card has worked well for me. Maybe it will
> for you ;-).
> A 4000dpi scan of a 35mm image will be about 130MB. Photoshop needs
> 3 times the RAM of any image you open for working space, plus some
> extra for the program code. Therefore unless you want to slow your
> system to a crawl with constant disk accesses you'll need on the
> order of 512 MB of RAM.
> There's no magic involved in replacing laptop RAM, but it can be
> mechanically challenging and very delicate. You decide whether that
> sounds comfortable to you.
> You'll find even basic operations such as rotate and unsharp masking
> to be slow on a 330 MHz machine (although 400 MHz won't be that much
> And where are you going to archive your 130 MB scans? Perhaps you
> should add a CD-R drive to your new SCSI bus...