Settings for scanning !!!

ax3

Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !
hi,

i want 2 scan some pics/articles from mag ... can any1 suggest me best settings for scanner ??? will b using HP deskjet 2510 series (all-in-one)
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
no such thing.simply use whatever you like because for home/personal use even the lowest/default settings are fine.though saving images in .png format is a bit better as it preserves more details compared to jpg format.
 
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ax3

ax3

Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !
when i use lowest settings ... images & articles appear grainy/blur ... whot settings do digit ppl use 2 make pdf files of mag ???
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
well lowest setting will give you bad quality.. use best quality with PNG format. but it will take lots of space.

also increase the DPI to ~300
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
dpi settings matter for printing.if you want to print a scan at double its size then 600dpi is a good choice but if you are printing at original size 300dpi is good enough.most important thing is quality of source & if that is good like digit magazine then even a 200dpi scan will be good enough but if it is some crappy old newspaper even 2400dpi scan will look bad.
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
dpi settings matter for printing.if you want to print a scan at double its size then 600dpi is a good choice but if you are printing at original size 300dpi is good enough.most important thing is quality of source & if that is good like digit magazine then even a 200dpi scan will be good enough but if it is some crappy old newspaper even 2400dpi scan will look bad.

yep..

300 PPI is good for overall.. thats why i suggested..
 
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ax3

ax3

Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !
even scanning a mag page @ 300 dpi, i can get grainy scans after i zoom (50%) less ... if i want 2 get some image from that page its grainy ... whot might b the problem ???
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
Save in tiff or bmp lossless fotmat. Atleast in JPEG fine.. Maybe compression in JPEG is introducing grains...
 
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