[sane-devel] Epson RX500 1200+ dpi "Out of memory"

Karl Heinz Kremer khk@khk.net
Thu, 30 Dec 2004 17:31:30 -0500

Yes, but not when you select a scanning area that's too large. The "out 
of memory" condition is in the scanner.

Why are you scanning with 1200 dpi and more? This is usually only 
necessary for negatives or slides. For standard scans of e.g. photos or 
documents, it's usually not necessary to go beyond 600dpi. For photos, 
you can usually stop at 300 dpi. There just is not more information in 
a photo.

Karl Heinz

On Dec 30, 2004, at 5:18 PM, Kirk Patton wrote:

> Hello,
> I recently purchased an Epson Rx500 for my wife and
> managed to get it working quite well for printing and
> partially for scanning.
> The issue I am having is that I get an out of memory
> error from 'xsane' whenever I try to scan in color at
> any resolution >= 1200dpi.  I am able to scan bw at
> the higher resolutions just fine.
> I am using sane-backends-1.0.15 on Fedora Core 3.
> Has anyone managed to get the epson backedn to scan in
> color at the higher resolutions?
> Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Kirk
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