How do I decide which resolution to select when I scan from Epson Scan 2?
Use the guidelines below to select the resolution setting based on how you will use the scanned image.
- E-mail/view on a computer screen/post on the web: 96 to 200 dpi
- Print/Fax/Convert to editable text (OCR)/create searchable PDF: 200 to 300 dpi
Note: Higher resolution settings result in larger file sizes. For example, an 8.5 × 11-inch original scanned at 300 dpi can produce a 24MB file. The same original scanned at 72 dpi produces a 1.3MB file. Large files take longer to process and print, so consider the practical limitations of your computer system when selecting a resolution. To keep your file size manageable, select the lowest possible resolution that gives acceptable quality.
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