How do I get my scanned images to print with the same size?
This is a complicated issue. You have to understand the computer term DPI, which stands for Dots Per Inch. This applies in three places:
- when you scan, you can set this
- when you display it on your monitor, your monitor will be usually 72 DPI or 100DPI depending on what resolution your video driver is set to
- when you print, it depends what resolution your printer can print at. Your printer can also stretch the image onto the paper by duplicating dots as needed.
Dots = Pixels
In PixWizard, we show you the image size in Dots.
Let's assume you scan at 300 DPI. You scan an 8x10 picture. This is saved as 2400 dots (8" x 300 dots/inch) by 3000 dots (10" x 300). Let's assume your printer is 600DPI. In dots, this is 4800 (8" x 600) by 6000 (10" x 600). For best results, you should scan at 600DPI and set the print options to use a 1:1 scale when printing. Our programs can also stretch the image to fit the entire printable area of your printer.
Last Modified 07/20/2001 01:50 PM