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Scanner help/suggestions (was: LCC3 and K't l ê)

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Sunday, March 29, 2009, 19:28
On Mar 29, 2009, at 12:06 PM, Roger Mills wrote:

> Jeff Jones' question-- > > does anyone >> know how I can get something >>>> that can convert .BMP to .GIF or .PNG and runs on >> Windows 98? And >>>> doesn't cost me anything? > > reminded me of my problem: I used to have a Visioneer scanner (back > in W98 days) that created .max files of several pictures/maps. > These will not now open in MS Paint. > > Now I have a Canon scanner-- bought on Ebay, supposedly NIB but you > never know with Ebay..... It worked OK with a previous XP system > though it was more complex than the old Visioneer and I never quite > got the hang of it-- and it seemed to slow my current XP system > down terribly, so I've uninstalled it. During the time it was > installed, I didn't think to try it on the old Visioneer stuff. > Would it have converted .max to something usable (e.g. bmp or jpg) > that I could see/work on?
.max is a Paperport file. If you can find and install Paperport again, you should be able to open them and then export them to various formats. It isn't dependent on the brand of scanner, although some scanners (e.g. Visioneer) were bundled with it. In my Paperport setup I also have CutePDF (a virtual printer driver) installed so I can convert .max files to PDFs.
> > Should I try installing it again? Did I possibly do something > wrong? It seemed to require an awful lot of memory, perhaps there > are things there I don't need > > Or should I try a new Visioneer? Or something else that doesn't > cost an arm+leg........ > > > >