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  1. Having a quick read, found these : http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Scanning-Faxing-and-Copying/C310-hp-photosmart-premium-scan-problem/td-p/1473051 http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02450835〈=en&cc=us&contentType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=4023238 Also, another suggestion I stumbled across suggested you change your settings to set it to 'scanner' as it might be set to printer/scanner so the device driver is accessing the printer part only. Which would then mean the scanner does not exists as far as any software is concerned It appe
  2. What printer/scanner/camera are you trying to use and have you looked to installing the scanner drivers If I use VueScan it works with the scanner immediately after a fresh Windows install, BUT nothing else can 'see' the scanner. Once I have installed the scanner drivers other software can now 'see' the scanner. VueScan works as it doesn't need any other software apart from a scanner and VueScan Reading your question again, are you asking why the 'aquire from scanner', if you are its greyed out as it cannot 'see' a scanner Silly question, but do you have a scanner connected,
  3. Is there an easy way to apply multiple effects on a set of images or individual images, similiar to something like a preset in LightRoom For example, if I run the following effects I have to apply it to each image one effect at a time and repeat for each image that I want the exact same effects applied but would prefer to do it all in one go Blur/(GPU) Gaussian Blur Noise/Reduce Noise Photo/Sharpen+ I use these to clean up the moire from scans and reduce dust/dirt then apply a mild sharpen effect to bring back the now softenend image back up slightly. Being able to have presets would be a
  4. Further update : Just reinstalled Windoze today from scratch, not a restore disk, but fresh install with a proper WinXP Pro install CD Paint.net is struggling to save images when using save as and takes an absolute age and nothing else can be done with the computer until it has decided to complete saving, which I believe is somehow linked to the new feature of saving in 24-bit or 8-bit for .BMP images If I save the .BMP image using the standard save or clicking the little disk icon to do a straight save without doing a save as then the image is saved straight away as things should be Can i
  5. Its getting odder .... Sorted out the network drive issues, but it still saves slow, found out if I just click save then its as quick as it used to be, but if I choose save as it takes ages Also, if I load an image using right-click and open with paint.net it loads straight away, but running paint.net and then loading the images using load then it takes a good few seconds Another weird issue, I have uninstalled all instances of .net using Uninstaller Pro as it also does a better job of uninstalling software and also removing old files and registry junk that a lot of software 'forgets' to un
  6. I think its to do with it looking on the network, as I had my girlfriends computer shared on the router and network so I can access hers to copy things back and forth without having to mess about with pen drives and such as another GFX editor saved straight away Windoze is looking for the network but can't find it as I've removed all shares but for some reason they are still showing up so my system is trying to access a network drive that isn't there anymore, and waiting to time out before carrying on the task at hand Working on it now, so I'll report back if I solve it
  7. they are all .BMP, 16-bit, various resolution, 1-layer or 2-layer gives exactly the same result, but 1-layer mainly I'll try uninstalling .net v3.5, and reinstall v2.0 and see what happens as thats really the only major change I have done to my system even before I reinstalled Windoze
  8. Has anybody had this problem that images take a long time to save, nothing else can be done while this happens, not all images just most I installed .net using the v3.5 full installation thats available from MS official site, so if its an issue with v3.5, I can easily uninstall it and get v2.0. I just installed that as it includes all versions and services packs and sort of future proofs This didn't happen previously, everything was pretty much straight away, but I've reinstalled Windows since so can't guarantee what has been installed that may be screwing this up, other that the .net v3.5 i
  9. Been using Paint.net for quite a while now, but I want to edit a very high resolution scanned photograph to remove scratches, minor dirt and imperfections and i am now getting the error Not enough memory to load the image I have 4GB of memory, plus I use a page file of 8GB I'll admit that the scanned file is a rather large 180MB TIFF image, with the scanned details of 1200dpi with 9600x12000 pixels at 24bit Am I asking too much, and should scan at 600DPI as that opens fine ...... Just for future, is the out of memory error related to the system just hasn't got the available resources or is
  10. Many thanks, I fiddled around for a bit and got some quick practice in so next time I know what I'm supposed to be doing, and I now know how to add backgrounds or watermarks, so the end results should look even better with a lot less effort and wasted time I managed to do all the editing and final printing in Paint.net which is what I wanted to achieve instead of having to fiddle about using multiple software packages
  11. If I am creating custom DVD sleeves, I basically do the front, spine and back as separate images then currently join them together is a round about way using the image import function in MS Word It works, and also allows me to final tweak the image size to my specifications, but its a pain Plus like I did recently, I thought I'd have a go at creating a background image for the DVD cover as well, so for that I needed to join all the parts together and treat it as one image to allow Paint.net to overlay a background image It turned out very good .... eventually. After working out how to apply
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