no i using xsane win32 on win2k, the scanner is on a networked RH 7.3 box.
SANE enables network acces to scanners which is why i have it setup like this.
It is not that things are acting weired, it just the quality of scans from the scanner that is networked on the Linux box, hence the question here, thought it might be something to do with setup of scanner on the linux box.
thanks for snapscan link i will have a look.
Seems snapscan is part of SANE, i will check what version of snapscan is in the latest version of SANE, and update if needed.