I just got a new scanner (HPScanjet3970). I needed it for scanning 35mm Slides and neg....and of course the "Book".

What resolution is working best. I crank it up to max and get a Huge 400MB file that makes my poor computer crawl. I've been using 600dpi, which seems to have enough detail and gives me ~100MB files. Do you guys go higher than that on the pages?

What is a "free" gift ? Aren't all gifts free?