Generic driver for Canon flatbeds.

flatbed scanners for Canon

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Scanner: Plustek 7600i
Canon Pixma MX 885
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Generic driver for Canon flatbeds.

Postby ben » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:02 pm

I bought Silverfast as part of a Plustek 7600i bundle; it's excellent.

I also have a Canon Pixma MX 885 flatbed all-in-one.

The pixma is a decent enough flatbed (optical resolution up to 1200dpi) but let down by crippled software.
The canon driver refuses to scan at 1200dpi if the output image will be greater than 10001 on its longest axis.
As a programmer, I understand the temptation to save users from themselves (a 400Mb tiff can slow down low-end systems to a crawl) but also hate not being able to check a box that says "I understand what I'm doing, I've got enough RAM and CPU headroom, and I really need to scan this A4 print at 1200dpi." [SCAN]

I'd like to use silverfast with the pixma to get around this problem - I understand you like to optimize Silverfast for every scanner you advertise compatibility with, but is it possible for you to release a driver that scans with a reasonable set of caveat-emptor defaults, full-page A4 at 1200dpi as a stop-gap?

Best, Ben.

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Re: Generic driver for Canon flatbeds.

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:56 am

Dear Ben,

At the moment we unfortunately can not offer a generic SilverFast version.
I will forward your request to our product management.

kind regards,
Arne Ketelhohn.

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