<snip> Message: 14 From: Bret Daniel <BDaniel at Chemnavigator.com> To: "'thelist at lists.evolt.org'" <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Subject: RE: [thelist] Image Robot or other image batch processing tool Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 12:47:43 -0700 Scanners? Also in terms of scanners I am scanning images for a brochure at 600dpi and outputting them to tiff and jpg files for the printer. I am pretty sure this is more than sufficient to get the job done, But has anyone been down this road? Also in terms of scanning speed... It takes an average of 2-4 minutes depending on the image size. I may have exagerated a little but it does take quite a bit of time. I use the HP 5200c scanner. It does good work but I don't have anything to compare against. Can anyone advise on speed, accuracy, and easy of use in this area? I am currently using someone else's scanner and will need to but one in the relatively near future. Almost forgot! This is for web development work. Thank You Kevin </snip> If you are scanning images for the web only (not print work), 600dpi is too much. That's why it takes so long. Most monitors are usually 72 or 96 pixels and 100dpi will actually suffice. For a nice crispy photo tho' go to 150 or 200. Scanners are inexpensive if you don't need an industrial model, under $100. Simple to use. Follow instructions. For print/ink work, *ask* your printer, they are the ones that have to work with the file. For printing out on your laser or bubble jet, it depends a lot on the paper you use. Try a couple tests at the store and see how you like em.