Gehard wrote: > > I am with Linux. I am afraid the clipping is due to the scanner > > calibration strip. I read posts about this on the newsgroup. > This does not apply in general, but depends on the scanner > and the used scanning software. Neither of the two Epson scanners > I owned so far, did clip paper white in the raw data sent by the > scanner to the scanning software, if the scanner was used in the > appropriate operating mode (for instance: color correction = > "no correction", gamma = user defined 1.0). The calibration strip issue applies to my (now aging) Canon flatbed, and sticking a strip of Epson inkjet media over the top of the calibration strip fixed the problem nicely. It's a really good trick! :) Greg.