I've been running my drum scanner off of the Supermac clone that came with it. It's got one scsi card that i use for the scanner. My current workflow is a pain and takes a long time to go from scan to working on the file in photoshop. Here's my workflow:
Start photoshop 3.0 and use the scanner plug in to open the DTS scanner software.
Prescan the image, set the borders and make a small scan to check the density levels.
The scanned file shows up on the screen and i then have to save it to the desktop for later transfer to my external scsi hard drive.
I then unhook the scsi from the scanner end and plug it into the 2GB external hard drive.
I have to shut the Supermac down, start up the 2GB hard drive, restart the Supermac so it'll recognize the external drive.
I transfer the desktop file(s) to the drive, eject the drive and disconnect the scsi from the external drive end.
I then have to connect a scsi to firewire adapter to the external drive that's hooked up to my imac G4.
I open the external drive on the imac, open each file to give it a quality check, save the files to an external firewire drive that's permanently connected to the imac via firewire.
Sound like fun? It's not, but the results are magnificent and they match the originals easily.
1.How do i get the scanner software to save the files onto the Supermac automatically as it scans?
2.Could i get the scanner software to save the files to the 2GB external drive if i added another scsi card to the Supermac? That would save me some time and put less stress on the scsi connections over time.
The Supermac is running OS 7.5.3. I tried running the scanner off of a G3 with scsi initially but it wouldn't run os classic properly along with a bunch of other issues. I'd like to stick with the Supermac since it works and runs the scanning software.