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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Scanning
- From: "Jack C. Thompson" <tcl@TELEPORT.COM>
- Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 03:48:53 +0100
- Message-Id: <199905121046.DAA20352@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.dreamscape.com/pdverhey" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
My printer works at 600 dpi; when I am scanning photographs to print I
set the scanner at 200 dpi and print out as with a 100 line screen on
the 600 dpi printer.
Just don't think too much about what it all means.
The other advice (re: web sites/72 dpi) is good, if you plan to use the image
on a web site.
It is also possible to scan in a higher resolution (say, 300 dpi for use
with optical character recognition software) and later reduce the image
size (by percentage/pixels/etc.) to something which you can later use
in another application.
A scanner is only another tool, just like a paring knife. They both take
some time to get used to.
Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Laboratory
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, OR 97217