[sane-devel] Pixma future

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Wed Nov 25 10:45:48 GMT 2020

Hi Andrea,

Andrea Croci writes:

> [...] I have always wondered why the Windows programs make a 180 kB
> pdf of the same page for which xsane made a 7MB file (don't know if it
> has changed in the last few years since I'm scanning from command
> line).

That's probably because those Windows programs embed the images as JPEGs
and xsane embeds PNMs.  Needless to say, JPEGs suck for text documents.

Hope this helps,
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