In my experience, I can get better results than the optimize feature by experimenting on my own with settings, and I can do this much faster than the optimize. I'm very glad this feature exists, but it is possible to get excellent scans without it. It's also possible to get lousy scans even while using this feature if the scanner doesn't hold the book binding down, or moves the book while It's being scanned. I think caring about scanning results and working to make sure they are excellent is the most important factor for getting good scans, whatever software and hardware are involved. Kellie To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.