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 resize it when you're scanning instead of enlarging it later in an image-editing program.
To enlarge your image during the scan, first use Epson Scan to preview the image and select your scan area. You can then enlarge the image by making a selection from the Target Size list in either Home or Professional Mode.
If you use Professional Mode, you also have the option of using the Scale setting (instead of the Target Size setting) to simply indicate how much larger you'd like the image to be. For example, if you have a 2 x 2 inch image that you'd like to enlarge to 4 x 4, set the Scale setting to 200%.
Note: If you plan to enlarge your image later in an image-editing program, you need to increase the Resolution setting to retain a high image quality after enlargement. Increase the resolution by the same amount you will increase the image size. For example, if the resolution is 300 dpi (dots per inch), but you will increase the image size by 200% in an image-editing program, change the Resolution setting to 600 dpi in Epson Scan.
Published: Jul 9, 2012 Was this helpful? Thank you for the feedback!