The Restless Dead

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The Letter M 4th Apr 2021, 11:11 PM
The Letter M
Andy has a swing and a miss with Charles. Ah well. Better luck next time.

The pages are looking a little different these days since my scanner died a death. The back up just doesn't have the resolution so things are a little more pixely and I don't know what to do about it.


vorpal 5th Apr 2021, 12:23 PM
Embrace the pixel! Convert The Restless Dead into a pixel art comic.
The Letter M 5th Apr 2021, 12:39 PM
The Letter M
Of course. I could probably do 20 pages a week if I just used ff3 sprites!
vorpal 11th Apr 2021, 10:24 AM
And now I really wanna see the RD crew in FF cosplay....
killersteak 5th Apr 2021, 12:51 PM
Doesn't sound right that any scanner from the past 10 years wouldn't do at least 300dpi. What settings do you use?
The Letter M 5th Apr 2021, 4:14 PM
The Letter M
Unfortunately the computer doesn't see it as a scanner. No idea why they don't talk to each other. It has a usb port on it though so I plug in a memory stick and hit scan. I choose picture instead of document and then hit black and white (because the old scanner scanned in lower resolution when it did colour)

It is a royal pain having to move the documents across via memory stick. Especially since it saves them as PDFs...I don't know if there's a setting I can use to do a better job but I have spent an hour or so kn it.
killersteak 5th Apr 2021, 11:28 PM
I think black and white would be the cause. its forcing two colour, black and white, and no inbetween. if you force it in a photo editor you see the same thing happen, but you have control of the resolution usually so its not an issue when downscaled. if greyscale is a setting that would likely work better.
i dont know what model youre dealing with, but googling suggests the filetype and other options could come in the step after selecting usb scan and before selecting confirm.
The Letter M 6th Apr 2021, 6:18 AM
The Letter M
Thanks steak. I will look for an option to change the resolution again at every step. I notice the black and white option isn't true black and white, it's a greyscale. I think it probably could scan at higher resolution if it would send the signals to the computer...I don't know what the deal is. I can select it to use as a printer and it works for that.
killersteak 6th Apr 2021, 1:40 PM
unless a TWAIN driver is missing or something. Theres a generic scanning app I use called NAPS2, perhaps see if that picks up anything
The Letter M 6th Apr 2021, 3:17 PM
The Letter M
Dude. You are the best. I'll download this and give it a whirl when I have a sec. To be honest that might be the best it can do, though. Mum had this printer when I was in high school, 20 years ago.
killersteak 6th Apr 2021, 9:16 PM
Funny how tech ages. Good luck.