Please tolerate this question. I just bought a a Primefilm Scanner Model 3650U.I scanned my first 2 images ever last night. It seems to work great. After doing some research, I came to the conclusion that I should scan at 16 bits rather than 8 bits. This advice was recieved at "Scantips" and a couple other sources. Independent of that research was the recomendations to scan at the highest Resolution the scanner offers which is 3600dpi. So, if I scan at 3600 dpi and at 16bits, I get a huge file of app 100MB. I am looking for a file size of around 50MB. What do you folks reccomend: reducing the DPI to 2700, OR scanning at 8 bits. What are the tradeoffs? Thanks from a newbie. By the way the CyberView X software has both histogram and curves, with before and after pictures above the graphs. Any suggestions will be well recieved.