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Scanned documents are huge

I can scan with my Lexmark but the size of the scanned document is huge. How can I reduce the size to what it should be?

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  • dbarnett Feb 01, 2009

    How do I do that? I have gone through the menu and chosen standard or automatic for the setting and still no luck.

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Just set the Printer to Factory Defaults

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We are having HP Officejet J4580 all in one in our office. but the problem is that even if i scan a document in gray scale & PDF then also the file size come out to very Huge; Which troubles us alot...


Hi there,

Scanning in gray scale alone will not bring down the scannned documents size alone. In your scan settings there should be a setting whereby you lower your DPI (dots per inch) or scan resolution. The standard DPI is usually about 300. Try lowering it to about 100 and check the scanned document size again. Lower your DPI until you reach the appropriate document size for emailing etc.


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Please help... when i scan more than 10 docs and then try to attach it to an email, it states that the file is too large ... please help me with my Lexmark X4270


You should setup the scan resolution to a lot less.
Scanned images can take a lot of space it scanned at high resolution and with many colors.
If it is a document, you can set it to scan black and white or gray and instead of the default resolution (300dpi) you should try scanning at 75dpi or 100dpi.
Those settings can reduce a scanned image to few ks instead of 10s of megs.

The average mail systems can't handle mail messages larger than 10Mb.

I would also suggest playing with the scanner to get the best results before trying to mail the scanned documents.

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How do you scan?


Open the Applications folder on the hard disk on which MP Navigator is installed, then open the Canon Utilities folder and double-click the navicon.gif MP Navigator 3.0 icon. MP Navigator opens.
2. Point to Scan/Import and click 'Photos/Documents (Platen)'.
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3. Place the document face-down on the platen glass, and select 'Document Type'.
How to place the document and Document Type depends on the document to be scanned.
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How to place the document
Allow 3/8 inches (1 cm) or more space between the edges of the platen glass and the document.
Align a corner of the document with the corner at the arrow of the platen.
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  • When you select Color Photo or Black and White Photo, the position or size of the image may not be scanned correctly if you do not leave 3/8 inches (1 cm) or more space between the edges of the platen glass and the document.
  • When you select Color Photo or Black and White Photo, the position or size of the image may not be scanned correctly depending on the document. In such a case, select Document Size such as A4 or Letter according to the document to be scanned.
  • When you select Magazine(Color), the Descreen function will be enabled and scanning takes longer than usual. To reset the Descreen function, disable Descreen in the Scan Settings dialog box.

4. Click 'Specify'... and set the preferences as required.
The Scan Settings Dialog Box opens. Specify the Document Size and Scanning Resolution.
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  • When Document Size is Auto Detect or Auto Detect(Multiple Documents), the position or size of the image may not be scanned correctly depending on the document. In such a case, select Document Size, such as A4 or Letter according to the document to be scanned.
5. Click 'Scan'.
Scanning will begin.
When the document has been scanned, the scanned image is displayed in the Thumbnail List area.

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The document size is too big when scanning


I'm assuming that you mean the scanned image is to big to fit the screen, and not that the document you are scanning is too big to fit in the scanner...

Try reducing the resoloution of the scan, this will redce the size of the scanned image.

EG: at the moment your probably scanning at 1200 dpi, when 300 dpi might suit the application better.

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Absent additional information like scanner, pc, size of document being scanned etc., try to reduce the resolution of the document being scanned. Large documents at high resolution require a lot of disk space, and room to cache the scan until complete. Low disk space can be an issue as well.

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