|Scanning for the web takes a little knowledge of
scanning techniques, therefore you may need help from someone who knows the limits
of web sites. Scanners can scan at high resolutions for quality prints on high
quality printers. But these files can be huge, sometimes several megabytes per
Scan at a resolution of no more than 96 dpi. As I understand the
process this is the max resolution of most computer monitors, therefore any higher
resolution just wastes file size and causes longer download of page.
Choose your image size before you scan for best results. Do not scan a
8 x 10 photo and expect the file size to be small and correct for a web page. Most
of the images on this web site are 7-900 dpi in width, remember older monitors are only
640 dpi in width.
Therefore scan to the proper size then your file size, if you have selected
the correct resolution and image size, will work for the web.
My computer and software is IBM compatible therefore I cannot use files
created on a Mac unless you format them correctly.
NOTE: Many people are
not familiar with all this computer talk. Therefore I will accept
your photos in full size and try to downsize them here. It is
better to send me a full size digital photo than one too small that will
look terrible when I resize it.