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Re: [OT] scanned files are large in size




tomas@xxxxxxxxxx (2019-01-02):
> Some scanners mail things around, these days. I don't want to even think
> about how many security holes lurk in there.
> 
> There's no limit to the amount of stupid^H^H^H^H^H^Hnonsense vendors are
> capable of when enough computing power is put in their hands.

Some scanners/copiers use a lossy compression algorithm based on
small repeated 2D patterns that can lead to substituting a digit for
another.

http://www.dkriesel.com/en/blog/2013/0802_xerox-workcentres_are_switching_written_numbers_when_scanning?

Regards,

-- 
  Nicolas George