300 dpi scanner

  Spr 16:29 19 Jan 2010
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When scanning in a photo which would be the best dpi to use, I know the higher the dpi the larger the file. My scanner by default is set at 300dpi would it be of any advantage to change the dpi higher or lower for better quality picture.

Thank you

  Snec 16:38 19 Jan 2010

Yes if you intend to print them, otherwise no.

  GaT7 16:40 19 Jan 2010

They say, for photos, 200-300dpi is usually enough. Some reading - The Myth of DPI click here. G

  john bunyan 16:56 19 Jan 2010

For a photo of about A4 or down to a third of that, I agree with 300 dpi. If the original is quite small, say about 6 cm wide, it may be better to scan at, say 600 dpi, then when you decide what size to print etc, you can save the final copy at 300dpi, the reccomended norm for printing.

  eedcam 18:25 19 Jan 2010

I would say use double the original size if you want to print app double the size that way when you resize to 300 the print size will be double though the file size stays the same. Wait till you san 35m/m you need to sacn in the 1000.s

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