Originally Posted by Douglas
Update 3: I did use the new Mac to do some scanning of old photos yesterday with an HP all-in-one scanner, and within 5 minutes I was making perfect scans very quickly and easily. The scanner plugged-and-played like a dream, and the Apple image importer (can't remember the name of the app) was highly intelligent, picking up that I had 3 or 4 photos on the flatbed at once, and writing them directly to iPhoto as separate files with virtually no effort required from me. It was something that worked really, really, really well, and is the sort of thing I expected to encounter when I decided to make the switch.
So, ran into some trouble with this this morning. Though the scanning has gone tremendously well, concluding last night, with virtually no glitches, this morning I decided to do one last scan of a photo I just found at the bottom of the box. I did everything exactly as before, but tried setting the scan up just a notch higher at 2400dpi, since it was a larger photo and I wanted to see what the resolution might be. (I had been scanning at 1200.)
Well, this morning Image Capture said it was "Scanning" but it seemed to churn forever. I thought it might be the higher DPI setting, but after 20 minutes I decided to give up. I hit "Cancel" but nothing happened. A minute later, I hit cancel again, several times in succession. No luck.
So I closed Image Capture and restarted it, hoping to try scanning at a lower res as I had been. It said "Establishing connection with scanner" and stayed there, no love, for 5 minutes. I closed IC again, shut down the printer, restarted both, same result. Now I can't get the scanner to link up with Image Capture at all.
Who knows, maybe this is another user error, though I can't imagine how. But that this is seizing up, glitching, and not acting right is another one of those mystery conditions I'll probably never get to the bottom of that I thought I was leaving behind when I made the switch.
Tonight, I'll try re-starting the computer and see if that improves anything. Who'd have thought I'd have to say that about a Mac?
Oh, and, since I'm converting my iTunes library and other stuff over from the old computer, I am starting to run into the DRM walls Apple has built around my media, and it is chapping my ass.