On 28/08/2021 12:44, emanuel stiebler via cctalk wrote:
I always fail to understand this ...
With prices for hard drives like they are, and comparing to the amount
of work, it really is to scan a manual, I would recommend to scan with
the best resolution you have, and have those files as you "original scans"
Than, you apply whatever tricks you have in your bin, to "publish" those
Well the scanner claims 4800 dpi optical, so that's 1.6GiB per page.
(Actually the scanner claims 4800 x 9600 dpi optical? but I can't see
how to ask it to do that).
So there's a question of what's practical. I only have about 4Tib of
free space, so that's 2500 colour pages at most.
It's also incredibly inefficient: that same information, if it had been
born digital, would take 100kB per page or so.
I've not tried opening a 100GiB document lately but I assume that any
PDF reader will some issues.
Probably, one day there will be a nice tool, to do whatever you
expected, and you have the scan already on your drive, and the original
manual is digitized and preserved already.
Neatly solved in the document's future (but our past and present) by
having documents that are born digital.
That just leaves a few hundred years of printed matter to deal with.
Luckily noteshrink seems to do a good job.
antonio at acarlini.com