I want to increase size of small items to make them more legible
I want to increase the size of small items, such as claim forms from food items and photos. I've tried different methods, but all images print at original size. I'd be grateful for any assistance. Thank you.
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Set your printer to let you Preview before printing. From there, make sure you have the size upped to a percentage that will fill up the entire paper. You can also try scanning forms and such at a higher resolution initially. This will give you a bigger image to work with. Let me know if these are sufficient for your needs or need a different solution.
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Here is a conversion chart for DPI (Dots per inch) to LPI (Lines per inch) or PPI (Pixels per inch)
180 DPI................31 lines/inch or 68 PPI 360 DPI................63 lines/inch or 138 PPI 720 DPI................127 lines/inch or 280 PPI 1440 DPI..............255 lines/inch or 561 PPI 2880 DPI..................510 lines/inch or 1122 PPI
If you plan to enlarge your image, it is better to enlarge it when you're scanning rather than in your application. Each time you modify an image, you lose some quality. Keep in mind when you enlarge a small photo, such as a 35 mm slide or wallet-size photo, you'll need to scan at a high enough resolution to retain your image quality, but not so high that your file size is too large to be efficient. You must manually adjust the resolution (dpi) to maintain the same image quality when you resize your image. For example, if you have a 300 dpi 2 x 2-inch image that you want to enlarge to 4 x 4 (a factor of 200%), increase the Scale setting to 200% or change the resolution to 600 dpi.
need to install a PDF writer program first. There are quite a few
freeware PDF writer programs on the Internet you can download one such
as CutePDF. Scan your document the click on File - Print and select the PDF writer as the printer device. Then name and save the PDF file.
Document size can be set before you scan. Your scanner software should give you options for type of document and resolution settings. If your documents are to large, set resolution lower. Example, Black and white or greyscale scans are much smaller in size than color documents. Saving files as jpg will compress the file for storage. If you have an image editing program you can decrease the size of the file after the scan.
Open the file with MS Paint (Start>Programs/All Programs>Accessories>Paint), go to Tools, then Stretch/Skew, then enter the size of the new image compared to the old. (100% is no change) Then click OK and save the file.
Scanning is possible in 'Text' mode and 'Picture' Mode. In text mode, which is simple 'Black & White", this can happen, particulalrly if the text is in color. Either you increase the contrast settings or scan the document in Grey/color and convert it to B&W using the software. By this you need not check if there is output!. ( I am assuming that otherwise the scanner is performing okay). File size in B&W is very small as compared to Grey/color.
First thing to try is just play with all the scan settings to see what gives you the best result - try changing resolutions, type of document, type of output document, contrast, brightness, type of scan.
If this doesn't give you any better results, then one of the best ways to do this is to get some plastic sheet of the same or almost the same as the predominant colour on your forms (you can go one step further and make a multi coloured filter if you are feeling creative and your forms are all identical).
The text jumps out of the page and most scanners will give you a good scan - just make sure the filter is not too thick/dark.
Hope this helps :)