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.
- 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
|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|
|Print using ink jet printer with high quality|
|Print using page printer|
|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.
Published: Oct 30, 2009 Was this helpful? Thank you for the feedback!