[sane-devel] What exactly does scanning software do?
640u at bimberi.com
Sat Nov 10 09:25:58 UTC 2007
Thanks Allan and Ulrich, that's exactly the sort of information I was
> Hi group,
> Can anyone tell me whether any of the colour (and other) adjustments
> that I make in XSane affect the actual (hardware) output of my scanner,
> or are all these adjustments simply applied in software after the raw
> scan has been sent to XSane? In other words, do these adjustments
> actually alter what the hardware does?
> The reason I ask is that, when scanning, I usually make a number of
> adjustments in my scanning software and then make some more adjustments
> in my editor (Gimp/Photoshop etc) after acquiring the scan. But if the
> initial adjustments are only done in software, wouldn't it make more
> sense to simply take a raw scan with default settings and do all the
> adjustments in Gimp only? In terms of workflow, it would make sense to
> only be doing one set of adjustments.
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