Scanning Formats (TIFF vs. JPEG)
Watzman at neo.rr.com
Thu Aug 17 07:52:15 CDT 2006
>>I scan at 300 DPI MINIMUM for everything, but I sometimes scan at 600
>>dpi if there is extremely fine detail present.
>Agreed on the DPI front. What I tend to find unacceptable though,
>even on pure textual material, are bi-level scans - too much
>information from the original is lost"
Agreed. I NEVER scan anything as "black and white" (each pixel is black or
white). It just does not work well, ever, even for pure text that you would
think really is "black and white". I always scan monochrome material, even
text, as "grayscale". However, 8 bit depth (256 shades of gray) is all that
you need for such monochrome material (in fact it's even more than you
need), even if the scanner supports a greater depth.
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