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Scanned files are too big

When I scan some documents with my Laserjet 3380 the file is huge. I have set the scanning settings at 75 dpi and got everything else on the minimum setting. It averages out to be about 1 meg per page. How can I fix this?

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Change the file format its saving in. different formats have different compression rations. Jpg images are smaller than bmp images. simply by changing it to jpg it will be 20 times smaller. To do this when click save and the save image box appers, in the format type select jpg or gif or what ever is avilable. Play around to see what gives you the smallest size. You can also use software like Photoshop, paint, and other image editors to change the format its being saved in.

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