How do I decide which scanning resolution to select when scanning?
You can select a specific Resolution setting for your images. Keep in mind that higher resolution settings increase scanning time, so do not select a higher resolution than you need. See the following table to reference the appropriate setting to use so that you do not have to take more tome than necessary.
To select the resolution setting, see one of these sections.
What you will do with the scanned image Suggested scan resolution Send via e-mail, upload to web, or view only on the screen 96 to 150 dpi Print or convert to editable text (OCR) 300 to 400 dpi Searchable PDF 200 to 400 dpi Print using ink jet printer with normal quality 150 dpi (Color or Grayscale) 360 dpi (Black & White) Print using ink jet printer with high quality 300 dpi (Color or Grayscale) 720 dpi (Black & White) Print using page printer 200 dpi (Color or Grayscale) 600 dpi (Black & White) Fax 200 dpi Enlarge adter scanning at 100% Increase Resolution setting by same amount you will increase image size after scanning.
For example, if the resolution is 300 dpi, but you will increase the image size to 200%, change the resolution setting to 600 dpi.
- Full Auto Mode: Selecting the Resolution in Full Auto Mode
- Home Mode: Selecting the Resolution in Home Mode
- Office Mode or Professional Mode: Selecting the Resolution in Office Mode or Professional Mode
Published: Oct 30, 2009 Was this helpful? Thank you for the feedback!