What's the best way to resize images if I want to scan them and make them larger?
If you plan to enlarge your image, it is better to enlarge it when you're scanning rather than in your application. Each time you modify an image, you lose some quality. Keep in mind when you enlarge a small photo, such as a 35 mm slide or wallet-size photo, you'll need to scan at a high enough resolution to retain your image quality, but not so high that your file size is too large to be efficient. You must manually adjust the resolution (dpi) to maintain the same image quality when you resize your image. For example, if you have a 300 dpi 2 x 2-inch image that you want to enlarge to 4 x 4 inches (a factor of 200%), increase the Scale setting to 200%.
Published: Jul 12, 2012 Was this helpful? Thank you for the feedback!