Here's our Hardware Tip for.. May 10, 2002
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SOHO Scanner Tips--Part 3 of 5
The newest scanners offer more impressive specifications for color depth than past models. Now you'll see listings like 48-bit color rather than the traditional 24-bit.

Don't put too much weight on these color depth specifications unless you are a graphics professional. In some cases you actually get an off-color image when the scanner and software go through their enhanced color depth interpolation. And consumer-level image editors often don't know what to do with the additional color data and the large files that result from a high color depth setting.