How do you guys feel about color vs grey-scale vs turning text pages into b/w? I've heard some people find it easier to read pages when they're in grey-scale...plus some paperbacks come with grey pages when new, sop grey-scale would be more authentic. However scanning in color gives it quite the charm, and b/w makes it sharp and very new looking (but kind of loses its charm). If price was not issue, wouldn't all paperbacks be printed on completely white paper?b0bcat wrote:Sounds about right - even for b&w text only I've learned it is indeed best to scan in greyscale and to take care first of all adjusting scanner options like brightness, contrast and gamma, especially with faded/yellowed pages, plus of course using a backing card when scanning thin paper with text bleed through as previously mentioned. Taking these steps saves an inordinate amount of post-scan software processing time.
I bought a Plustek Opticbook 4800 in May 2016 and it has just failed after 7 months, outputting only solid black / blank images even with default values. Issue looks as if it may be same as referenced in comment here
https://www.amazon.com/Plustek-OpticBoo ... B0059DZ4W2
Amazon UK contact / returns system is in a loop so I have filed a problem description with the Plustek website.
If it turns out there is the same 'chip failure' problem then it might be worth bearing in mind when choosing a unit. I see the AVISION FB2280E is around again, for about half the price.
The reason I'm asking is that I've got some old paperbacks with yellowing pages and am thinking what the best way of scanning and postprocessing would be. If I scan color 600dpi lowest compression the file size is enormous.