How do I tell what scanning resolution to use for the best results?
Here are some recommended settings for different types of scans. Image type Recommended Image Type Scanning
for printing Photograph Color Photo 300 dpi
Small photograph to
be enlarged Color Photo 300 dpi to 3200 dpi
Magazine Color Photo 300 dpi
Newspaper (text only) Text (Background Removal) 400 dpi
Text for OCR Text (Background Removal) 400 dpi
Text with images Color Document 400 dpi
Line art Line Art 300 to 3200 dpi
Film (negative) TPU for neg. Film 300 to 3200 dpi
Transparency or slide TPU for neg. film 300 to 3200 dpi
1. If your final file is for on-screen viewing (for example, on a web page or in an e-mail message), select 72 dpi for your resolution.
2. If you are enlarging your image, you must manually increase the resolution (dpi) proportionally to maintain the resolution of your original.