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Article ID: NSC2337 — Created: 27 Oct 2020 — Reviewed: 14 Dec 2020
Will setting the image file format to PNG slow the scan speed of the uScope?
Yes. But, typically, this effect is observable only on slower PCs. When scanning slides, you may opt to save the scanned fields are PNG files or JPG files.
PNG images are larger than the corresponding JPG images and, therefore, take more time to read, write, and copy.
The following PC characteristics may contribute to the performance hit of using PNG images versus JPG images:
You may wish to monitor your CPU performance using Task Manager to compare scanning with JPG versus scanning with PNG images.