Sat Oct 16, 2010, 8:51 AM
Our old desktop computer runs Windows XP and is a few years old. We have an Epson 1250 scanner attached to it and Photoshop CS2 installed on it. It's what I've been working with since I opened my DA account.
We've recently added a laptop computer, which runs Windows 7 64-bit and has become our "primary" computer. I've lost our CS2 disk so I've installed Gimp on it instead, and am in the process of learning how to use it. It's not too different from Photoshop, but it feels a lot like learning to speak the same language with a different accent.
I'd love to be able to scan drawings right into the laptop rather than having to migrate everything from the desktop all the time, but there currently isn't a driver that will run our scanner on a 64-bit machine. Therefore, anything I draw has to be run through the desktop. It's annoying, because working on the laptop keeps me from being chained to the desk in the study and I can actually pretend to be social and everything. Plus, our desktop is "old" by computer standards, and I'm paranoid that one day it will just up and quit on me.
This leaves me with the options to A)Wait until Microsloth comes up with the right driver for our scanner and just deal with shipping files from one comp to the other, B)Learn how to draw in Gimp with a tablet (ow, my carpal tunnel...), or C)buy a scanner that'll work with the laptop.
I know, in the grand scheme of things, that this is extremely minor problem to have. That doesn't mean it's not frustrating as all hell. :dohtwo:
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