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[filmscanners] Re: Re:GRAIN/ICE SHOWDOWN: Nikon LS8000vs.MinoltaScanMulti Pro!



I have neve read such a load of old cobblers in my whole life as those two
messages.

The Nikon software is a doddle to use and works predictably on my 1.8Ghz
Athlon using a 60Gb hard drive partitioned into 3 x20Gb sectors.
I also have 1Gb RAM which I would suggest is the area that causes most
problems to most people.

I have, in my time, and way back, used a Mac with 128Mb RAM running
Photoshop 2.0 and had plenty of trouble handling high res scans taken
directly from a Crosfield drum scanner.

It's the scratch area that's the problem and not the software.

Stuff in the memory, do not fiddle with the BIOS and don't try and be a
techno genius, and do not attempt to multi task while running photoshop.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Anthony Atkielski" <anthony@atkielski.com>
To: <dickbo@btopenworld.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 8:15 AM
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Re:GRAIN/ICE SHOWDOWN: Nikon
LS8000vs.MinoltaScanMulti Pro!


Norm writes:

> The Nikon 3.1 is about as inept a piece of
> software as I have ever used. Non intuitive
> system with windows and controls scattered
> about without any apparent logic.

As far as I can tell, Nikon Scan was designed and written by high-school
students.  Nobody else would be inexperienced and nave enough to put a
higher priority on cool, unconventional 3-D effects for buttons and dialog
boxes than on ease of use and reliability.

This illustrates what seems to be a rule with computers:  The better the
hardware, the worse the software.  It's as if no company can afford to be
good at both ... which may well be true.  HP makes nice hardware, and so
does Nikon--but their software is a nightmare.  Conversely, Microsoft makes
good software, but their hardware (such as it is) leaves much to be desired.



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