As you have noticed I am uploading more and more optimized/enhanced scans to my blog.
The pair Scan Tailor + NAPS2 allows you to transform huge 50MB scans to just 5MB-sized ones without quality loss and even with much better quality (thanks to deskew scripts, OCR and etc.).
The average scan (300-400 pages) takes about 40 minutes to be optimized - I will dwell on some tips below.
For example, I have