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Trying to figure out why images scanned at high resolution are sometimes all black.

Aug 6, 2011, 12:53
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Trying to figure out why images scanned at high resolution are sometimes all black.

I am having a problem scanning images at a higher resolution using Gimp.

What happens is that sometimes when I scan an image at 600 dpi or 1200 dpi the scanned image is completely black.

At other times I can, using Gimp, scan an image at a high resolution and the image scans perfectly.

I am using the HP Officejet 6500 scanner. I can scan images using the software for the HP scanner and the higher resolution images scan just fine. I can then scan the same image at the same resolution using Gimp and the image might be all black.

Several months ago I had this same problem. The best I can remember I adjusted the Resource Consumption settings and was then able to scan images at higher resolutions.
(i.e. Edit --> Preferences --> Environment --> Resource Consumption)

My computer crashed. I had to re-load my Windows Operating System (OS). Consequently, I lost the settings. I can't today remember what the settings were then.

I also think, but am not sure, that I remember adjusting the settings for the Windows OS. I can't remember what I did with the Windows OS settings several months ago.

Can somebody give me an idea what might be causing this problem?

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