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A4 scanner works fine with Paint.

When I try to acquire using my A3 scanner Paint does not start up the A3 Scan Express operating software although this does work with another imaging program.

Paint does recognise the A3 scanner but when I click on properties it cannot display them. The A4 is ok in this respect.

I am using Vista 64.

Is there anything I need to do to get paint to see the Scan Express software?



Bristol UK

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I too use the Mustek A3 USB 600 Pro and I've just discovered that paint.net can drive my scanner and scan staright into the image editor - oh bliss!

Like everything else with paint.net, it seems to know everything about the scanner without being told. I scan images every day, mostly custom-size colour or A4 size greyscale at 150dpi, but with frequent deviations from these. Running under Win XP it works fine and I'm sure I will soon discover more about using it, but my initial impressions are that I want more control in this nice facility, similar to the the scanner panel provided by Mustek.

I'm new here so forgive me, but is this the right place to be posting a wish-list? If so, I wish that:

The control panel should remain active after each scan, so you don't have to run through the whole procedure and make all the settings over again for the next scan. A paper size option would be helpful, including a memory for 'custom' sizes which are so easy to set using 'Preview'. Maybe there should be presets which include scan size, resolution, image type, brightness and contrast

A Function Key could toggle the scanner panel in/out of view

Edit 2 Aug: I see that thattallguy posted a similar request in Discussions and Questions in 2010, and Rick Brewster replied "if I had the time" etc

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