[sane-devel] archiving old documents

gobo gobo770 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 06:24:10 UTC 2011

hi all,

thanks for the responses.

been experimenting.  i'm shifting to tiff images, but think its best
to stick with
pdf for the simple viewing platform.  my target audience are windows users and
pdf is more dominant there.

it was interesting that gramps came up.  my next task is to investigate it and

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 11:18 PM, gobo <gobo770 at gmail.com> wrote:
> hello,
> for some time how, i've been storing documents using the following in scripts:
> scanimage -x 215.9 -y 297 -pv --resolution=300 --mode=color -d
> hpaio:... > file.png
> convert -density 300 file.png file.ps
> ps2pdf file.ps
> the png and ps files are deleted.  this has resulted in a reasonable
> compromise between storage requirements and the infrequent need to
> print the document.
> now i wish to archive some old family documents that date back beyond
> 1930.  most is text, but there are a few b&w photos in the mix.
> storage space is not a concern.  my plans are to save the scanned
> images, but also build a pdf for distribution by email.
> those of you who have already made such archives, what formats and
> resolutions have you found produce the best results should others
> wish to touch up or make other uses of the images?
> thanks.

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