How do I decide which resolution to select when scanning from Epson Scan?
The best scanning resolution depends on the purpose of the scan:
- If you are going to print a scanned photo or document, you should scan at 300 dpi for best results.
- If your final file is for on-screen viewing (for example, on a web page or in an e-mail message), select between 72 and 150 dpi for your Resolution.
Higher resolution settings result in larger file sizes. For example, an 8.5 x 11-inch original scanned at 300 dpi can produce a 24MB file. The same original scanned at 72 dpi creates only 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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