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Re: [OT] scanned files are large in size




On Wed 02 Jan 2019 at 19:17:00 +0000, mick crane wrote:

> On 2019-01-02 10:24, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 02, 2019 at 09:40:33AM +0000, Joe wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2 Jan 2019 09:59:48 +0100
> > > tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > >
> > > > And next time, try to find a scanner which provides you with a raw
> > > > image. Wrapping images in PDFs is... not elegant.
> > > 
> > > They do this to cater for multiple pages, whereas in my experience,
> > > most scanning is single-sheet. Even the Simple Scan program on Debian
> > > defaults to pdf, something which cannot be configured.
> > 
> > I get this, and offering that option seems to make sense. But forcing
> > it (and forcing an image format like JPEG) doesn't make sense. So either
> > provide the knobs or let the host software do it.
> > 
> > My scanner just transfers the raw image. The scan program is responsible
> > for the transformation to the target format, which I can choose. This is
> > how /I/ want to be treated, as a paying customer.
> > 
> 
> having a scanner do PDFs is weird, see Obama birth certificate, how do you
> know is a faithful copy ?

Eh?

> A piece of paper with marks on it is an image and should be treated as such.

Egad. I wish I had thought of that.

-- 
Brian.