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Scanning photos into computer at a large size?!

I am having major issues scanning pictures from my scanner onto my Mac in a large size.  I scan them in and the pictures appear small with a bunch of white around it.  How do I scan the photos in to appear at a larger size?  (so people don't have to squint to see the people in the pics and so it doesn't have all the white around the photo)??!!

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  • random4jeni Dec 24, 2008

    Thanks Rookie2112, I'll have to try again when I am home.  Your answer sounds confusing as far as the 300-600 dpi.  I don't know what that is!  Except that it's a resolution?  I am SO illiterate when it comes to anything having to do with computers and printers, etc!  Sigh.  Thank you for your response!!


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This sounds like you are trying to scan images at a larger size than they actually are?
I am not an expert-(but I have a Mac)-but from what I'm reading, scan your photos at a 300-600 dpi resolution, then use photo editing software to enlarge them. The higher the resolution, the more disk space and the more photo detail (i.e. cracks, dust, scratches, paper type) will be captured, and the more time it will take to scan. Also, for the white, does your scanner allow you to select the area/define borders during the pre-scan? Mine lets me drag borders to just the image area (but capture the image first, then do the cropping and editing to a copy later).
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