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A Few Scanning Tips

A lot of people have scanners but the question I am always asked is about the seetings that should be used.

So what settings do you use for scanning various items when using your scanner.

  • Images for the web , website or an application such as powerpoint – 72dpi
  • Scanning for an inkjet printer 200dpi
  • Scanning for professional printing such as a brochure – anywhere from 300dpi up to 1200dpi
  • Colour photographs should be scanned at 24bit color not at 8bit or 256 colours as they may come out blotchy

The other setting to look out for is ,scan to , where you can say scan a page of text and send it to a word document for editing.

This uses OCR , optical character recognition.

The better the quality of the scan and the software will mean less editing to be done.

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Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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