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Feed-back Mechanism for Unattended Film Scanning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104481D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 4 page(s) / 99K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Edgar, AD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of displaying scanning progress for a film scanner that is capable of selectively scanning multiple images from a single film strip.

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Feed-back Mechanism for Unattended Film Scanning

      Disclosed is a method of displaying scanning progress for a
film scanner that is capable of selectively scanning multiple images
from a single film strip.

      Most current film scanners do not allow unattended operations,
preferring to do a single scan for each user specification.  Some
scanners allow multiple unattended scans but require all to have the
same spatial and color specifications and all result in the same
image resolutions and formats.  In a scanner that allows unattended
operation for multiple scans with different specifications it is even
more desirable to know the progress of the scanning operations, since
timing will vary from image to image based on the specifications
associated with each image.  The simplicity of this scheme becomes
even more important when the operation of the scanner is to be
accomplished by non-professional users.  This scheme involves the use
of both a pre-estimated total time for all images and a timer clock
to be visually associated with each image being scanned from the film
strip.

      After the images from the film strip are identified and
specifications are established for each image the user will initiate
the multiple scans.  This scheme allows the progress of the
operations to be quickly monitored by the user.  It is assumed that
somewhere on the controlling computer's display there will be a total
estimated time specified and that this will count do...