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By bsimon ·
Using an Epson GT-9000 scanner I cannot record images in the high resolution (1200DPI plus) I require for full platten (Ledger size) color photo originals. The OS is 98se. Any suggestions folks?

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by TheChas In reply to Image Scanning & memory m ...

1. There is very little benefit in scanning an image to more than 1 step higher than the optical resolution of the scanner.

2. For a large color high resolution image, you need at least 400 MB free space on the hard drive with the swap file. Iwould want to have 2GB free at a minimum.

For W98, I would increase my real memory to 448 MB. (1-256, 1-128, 1-64) (W98 does have problems with over 511MB RAM.

Make sure that you do not have too small of a fixed size swap file. I would go tothe virtual memory settings section on the performance tab of device manager, and set vertual memory to the drive with the largest amount of free space.
If that is different than the current drive that virtual memory is using, de-frag the drive first.

Shut down every un-needed background program.
Exit every program in the system tray.
Use ALT-CTRL-DEL to see what else is running, and shut down any that are not required to run the scanner. All you really need is explorer for the PC to function. But, there may be other programs required for the scanner to run.

The next thing to do, would be to disable any devices using the same IRQ as the port the scanner is connected to.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Image Scanning & memory m ...

Hi,

As TheChas has mentioned, memory is your biggest problem and Win98 isn't terribly good with memory...

Here's the calculation for what you'll need for 11.7*17" ledger size at 24bit colour.

1200 * 1200 * 11.7 * 17 * 3 = 859,248,000 bytes
or 859 Mb !!

Of course, that depends on the vertical resolution of your scanner - I've assumed same as horizontal and it would be less than that.

...but as you see its Huge.

If TheChas's suggestions dont work for you, then I'd suggest youupgrade to WinXP (or Win2000) and buy lots and lots of memory = 1Gb at least.

Cheers,
Tim.

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