Feeling marginally less sub-human today, thanks to an ad hoc, and probably inadvisable, concoction of neuropathic painkillers, carefully calculated to deal with the worst of the pain without rendering me incapable of coherent speech or giving me a gait like Lurch from the Addams Family.
So, I am currently girding my loins for another session with the scanner in an attempt to further refine the elements of my new 3-D toy theatre.
A fellow blogger, who knows about these things, suggested that the scanning settings were all to pot, hence the large scan size, slow speed etc. I have no doubt he's right. However I am absotively, posilutely certain that I had selected the correct settings. In fact, when scanning to print, which was the case yesterday, it is only possible to scan at 300dpi. Not only that, I didn't even have it on photo setting, as I was scanning a coloured line drawing/illustration.
I have come to the conclusion that not only is the printer/scanner incompetent. It is also malicious and possibly possessed.
I'll give it another go today and if it doesn't cooperate and repent of its wicked ways, I've decided I'm going to have to 'rehabilitate' it.