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Old 30 July 2003, 01:50   #14
Give up the ghost
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: U$A
Age: 26
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Originally posted by musashi
I started scanning one of my old AF's and tried to convert them to pdf. It worked but the files size for one complete scanned mag would be quite big. Let alone for a whole collection of scanned mags.

Are there any `rules' or should I say guidelines? It would be a shame if I started scanning stuff and no one would like the result.
The only rule I can stress (and I can never stress it enough) is to scan no lower than 300dpi. Most scanning software defaults to 72dpi, which is just useless. Less pixels means less original image. Scan a page with text at 72dpi and then again at 300dpi. Now reduce the dimensions of the pictures (I dunno, to 640* width) and try to read the text. There will be a noticable difference.
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