Contents of the README.TXT file
This is the DeskScan II README file. It contains information about known
problems and gives some suggestions on using particular features.
To install DeskScan II, v.1.61, you must install the unzipped software from a
high density floppy disk. To unzip DS161E.ZIP to a high density floppy disk
PKUNZIP DS161E.ZIP -D A:
(Make sure to include the "-D" parameter so that all the subdirectories will
be unzipped, as well.)
You must have MicroSoft Windows 3.0 or 3.1 installed on your system.
Open MicroSoft Windows and from the Windows Program Manager, open the File
menu and select Run. In the Command Line Box type:
If you have already successfully run the installation program, you can now
install the HP ScanJet II Interface Card. If you are upgrading the software
for an HP ScanJet Plus already installed on your system, you do not need to
install another card.
The installation program installs the scanner driver in your CONFIG.SYS file
if you entered 'yes' to modifying CONFIG.SYS. It adds SJDRIVER.SYS if you
said you had a HP ScanJet Plus and it adds SJII.SYS if you said you had an
HP ScanJet IIc or HP ScanJet IIp.
If your system uses an expanded memory manager, you will need to exclude
the memory space occupied by the interface card. This will prevent the
the driver from mapping memory on top of the interface card. Please refer
to the documentation for your expanded memory manager to determine how to
do this. As an example, for Microsoft's EMM driver the following line in
your CONFIG.SYS file would correctly exclude memory for a card located at
Some network software may conflict with the HP ScanJet II Interface Card.
If you are using a network, run SWTCHSET.EXE with your network software
loaded to determine a proper location for the interface card.
On EISA machines, after running the adapter board configuration program
(EZCONFIG on the HP Vectra) you will need to restart your computer.
You will get a better looking preview if you perform a Screen Calibration
for your monitor (located in the Help menu). This is one of the first things
you should do after installing DeskScan II. Use this feature with displays
that support 256 colors or more (not available for the standard EGA and VGA
drivers supplied with Windows 3.0).
Some image types take more time to preview than others. Here is a hint for
use if you have a slower machine: Do all of your image manipulations (zoom,
mirror, crop, etc.) with the Black and White or Color Halftone image type.
When you are ready to do your final scan, switch to your desired image type.
Scanning Millions of Colors (24-bit) images to the Clipboard with some
display drivers may fail. An alternative is to use the Color Photo image
Printing Millions of Colors (24-bit) images using the HP PaintJet (driver
Version 1.0) generates an Unrecoverable Application Error. We suggest that
you use another color image type in this situation.
Scanned images pasted into Aldus PageMaker 4.0 from the Clipboard will
not maintain the correct color palette. We suggest that you save the image
you are scanning to a TIFF file and then use the 'Place' command in PageMaker
to place your image. You may experience similar problems with other Windows
applications as well.
When printing calibration targets in other applications, make sure that the
final size of the target is 4 by 6 inches.
The Automatic Find feature changes the image type to one which is closest
to the characteristics of the scanned image. If you set the image type
previous to a preview and the Automatic Find feature is turned on you may
have to return the image type to the one which was originally selected.
For Scanning Gallery Plus 5.0 Users
If you previously used an HP ScanJet Plus scanner and Scanning Gallery
Plus 5.0, this README file may help you understand how to use The TYPE
and PATH selections in DeskScan II. You can find more information about
these and other DeskScan II features in the on-line Help.
TYPE refers to the type of image you save when you do a final scan. You
can save the final image as a:
For Black & White images For Color Images
Black & White DRAWING Color DRAWING
Black & White HALFTONE Color HALFTONE
Black & White PHOTO Color PHOTO
Millions of Colors
DRAWINGS correlate to the LINEART image type in Scanning Gallery Plus
HALFTONES correlate to the various HALFTONE image types (Normal, Fine,
Extra-fine, Vertical-line, Horizontal-line, and Diffusion) in Scanning
Gallery Plus 5.0.
PHOTOS correlate to the various GRAY image types (16-level, 256-level)
in Scanning Gallery Plus 5.0.
Millions of Colors is a new image type that lets you save images in 24
bit color with a ScanJet IIc scanner.
You define DeskScan II image type details (halftone pattern, number of
gray levels, number of colors, etc.) by selecting Image Type... from the
Custom menu. These details remain in effect until you change them. A
helpful feature in the Image Type dialog box is Sharpening. Sharpening
will bring out detail in low resolution scanned images. You can create
and name unique image types for specific jobs. Your unique image type
name will appear in the front panel Type list. You can get more
information about each selection in the Image Type dialog box from the
DeskScan II on-line help.
PATH incorporates the Resolution setting in Scanning Gallery Plus 5.0
with other features available in DeskScan II. PATH does not display a
specific resolution. Instead, it displays the printer you intend to use
when you print the image. The scanning resolution defined by PATH can
change depending on the image type you select.
You define PATH details (scanning resolutions for Drawings, Halftones,
and Photos) by selecting Print Path... from the Custom menu. You can
create and name a unique PATH for specific jobs. A powerful feature in
DeskScan II is Print Path calibration. This feature manipulates the
information in the scanned image so the original image you scan and the
final image you print will have the same gray (or color) qualities. The
DeskScan II on-line help contains more detailed information about PATH,
how to use it, and what options are available.