Fred scans things 

I've scanned 35 pictures so far today. I finally got around to using the scanner I just got last month. It's a USB scanner and is actually part of a printer, but my scanning demands are pretty low. Most of my pictures are greyscale, so colour correction means almost zero to me.

Most scans are at the ridiculous resolution of 1200 x 1200. But honestly, I don't see a need for something that huge.

The colour ones get scanned at 150 x 150 and look just fine...

One reason I moved away from drawing on paper was that I had no way to get them from paper onto the computer. Now I do, and appear to be 33% through. I draw differently on paper. Maybe not better, but I feel sometimes my S & P actually looks better. (But, sadly, not always.)

The scanner software likes to scan to TIFF. This is good and bad. Good in that TIFF is not a lossy format, meaning, it's pixel perfect. Bad in that each file is like 60MB. If I convert the image to PNG, it's just about 3MB for my greyscale images. :D But to have to go and change them...Even with a batch convert, that's no fun.

Happily, I've set up a lightly-modified sample Folder Action so that as soon as a new image is added to the scan folder, it's converted into a PNG and both the TIFF and PNG are shuffled off to separate folders. This is very handy, as I don't have to convert manually or make the scanner software do the conversion, which makes it take longer. All I have to do is go in and manually rename the file. Oh, I also need to dump the TIFF folder every so often, but otherwise, great! 

Posted: 火 - 10月 11, 2005 at 04:59 午後