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How do you set the resolution

Where do you go to set the resolution when you scan a photo to make it a different size. I'm scanning a photo and need to make it smaller to send through a group I'm in.
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I have used last 4 year canon 2900B printer. How to set 300 dpi printing resoluation


Canon PIXMA Manuals MG2900 series Resolution
Resolution The data in the image you have scanned is a collection of dots carrying information about brightness and color. The density of these dots is called "resolution", and resolution will determine the amount of detail your image contains. The unit of resolution is dots per inch (dpi). Dpi is the number of dots per inch (2.5 cm). The higher the resolution (value), the more detail in your image; the lower the resolution (value), the less detail.

How to Set the Resolution You can set the resolution in Resolution on the (Scanning from a Computer) tab of the Settings dialog.
Appropriate Resolution Settings Set the resolution according to the use of the scanned image.
Item Type Use Color Mode Appropriate Resolution Color photo Copying
(Printing) Color 300 dpi Creating a postcard Color 300 dpi Saving to a computer Color 300 dpi Using on a website or attaching to e-mail Color 150 dpi Black and white photo Saving to a computer Grayscale 300 dpi Using on a website or attaching to e-mail Grayscale 150 dpi Text document (document or magazine) Copying Color, Grayscale, or Black and White 300 dpi Attaching to e-mail Color, Grayscale, or Black and White 150 dpi Scanning text using OCR Color or Grayscale 300 dpi Important
  • If you double the resolution, the data size of the scanned image quadruples. If the file is too large, the processing speed will slow down significantly, and you will experience inconvenience such as lack of memory. Set the minimum required resolution according to the use of the image.
Note
  • When you will be printing the scanned image by enlarging it, scan by setting a higher resolution than the recommended one above.


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My Cannon Pixma MP500 multi-function printer randomly scans only part of the document on the glass. Sometimes it does get it right; that is it correctly scans the whole page, but very often, the scan...


Try to adjust the scanner resolution

Solution: Adjusting Output (Scan) Resolution (Windows) - MP150 / MP170 / MP450 / MP500 / MP800 / MP950

Adjusting Output (Scan) Resolution By changing the resolution, you can set how clear the image is going to be.
The higher the resolution, the clearer (but the larger) the scanned image is.
The resolution can be changed before scanning. (Note)
If the resolution is doubled, the image data will be quadrupled.
If the data is large, problems such as slow processing speed or lack of memory may occur.

To change standard scan settings using MP Navigator, click here
To change more advanced scan settings using the scanner driver, click here
Using MP Navigator
  1. Place the document face-down on the platen glass.

  2. Launch MP Navigator.
    1. On the Windows desktop, double-click the 'MP Navigator 2.0' icon.
    2. Alternatively, in the Windows taskbar, click 'Start', click '(All) Programs', 'Canon Utilities', 'MP Navigator 2.0' folder, then 'MP Navigator 2.0' icon.

  3. Click 'Scan Photo/Document'.

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    Display varies according to the printer model.

  4. When the Scan Photo/Document window is displayed, click 'Specify'.

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    Display varies according to the printer model.

  5. When the Scan Settings window is displayed, select the resolution in Scanning Resolution drop-down.

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    Select from the following scanning resolutions:
    [Text(OCR)]: 300/400/600
    Other: 75/100/150/200/300/400/600

  6. If necessary, set other items as well.

  7. Click 'OK'.

  8. In the Scan Photo/Document window, click 'Scan' to start scanning.

Using the scanner driver
  1. Launch MP Navigator.
    1. On the Windows desktop, double-click the 'MP Navigator 2.0' icon.
    2. Alternatively, in the Windows taskbar, click 'Start', click '(All) Programs', 'Canon Utilities', 'MP Navigator 2.0' folder, then 'MP Navigator 2.0' icon.

  2. Click 'Scan with Scanner Driver'.

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    Display varies according to the printer model.

  3. Change the resolution.
    According to your purpose, set the resolution in Simple Mode with ease, or in Advanced Mode with a detailed setting.

    To set the resolution in Simple Mode:

    (A) Select the 'Simple Mode' tab.

    (B) In Destination drop-down, select the resolution which suits the purpose.

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    To set the resolution in Advanced Mode:

    (A) Select the 'Advanced Mode' tab.

    (B) In Output Resolution drop-down, select one of the preset resolutions, or enter a number from 25 to 19200 to specify your favorite resolution.

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  4. In either Simple or Advanced Modes, select other settings as required and then click 'Scan' to start scanning.

Aug 13, 2008 | Canon Printers & Copiers

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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.

Oct 26, 2010 | Canon MP610 Photo All-In-One Printer

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How to enlarge a picture when scanning on a HP F2210


The bigger you are going to want to print the final picture the higher the resolution you will want. So set it on the highest resolution then you will be able to make the picture however big you want in your photo-editing software.
Thanks,
Lee

Nov 05, 2009 | HP Deskjet F2210 InkJet Printer

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Scanned documents too large


When you scan them, save them as a different type of document. Try saving them as a web document. They will reproduce almost as good and will be a lot smaller in size (bytes, not inches).

Oct 26, 2009 | HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-In-One...

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Printing an enlarged version of a scanned photo


The best way is to use software like Corel PhotoPaint and RESAMPLE the pix to the sze you want. YOu typically will get better resolution.

You could also try selecting the "Fit To Page" setting of the printer window before you tell it to print.

Sep 14, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6280 Printer

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Scanning photos into computer at a large size?!


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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Dec 11, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer

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Scan images file size seems very large


That entirely depends on your scan settings. The resolution has a huge impact on file size - doubling the resolution from, say. 150dpi to 300dpi actually quadruples your file size. That being said, your scans are probably saved as BMPs. If you scan to Paint or a proprietary image editor (like Photoshop), then you can save in a compressed format like JPG or PNG and reduce the file size some more.

Bottom line - if you're scanning a full size (8.5x11) page, then less than 2MB per page is pretty decent, especially if the file is a BMP. If these are 4x6 photos, then it's still not bad if you're using a resolution like 300dpi. My digital camera takes photos at 5megapixels and the files are often 1-2MB each, and those are just photos.

Jul 08, 2008 | Lexmark X7350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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All in one


this can be a tricky issue, just like getting pictures to print out the size you want. basically, you either need a program like Adobe photoshop where you can change the size of the image, or you need to scan them in at a higher resolution. you can set this in your scanning software before you scan the photo. to give you a rough example: your laptop screen might have a resolution around 1280x720, if scan in a photo at 640x480, it will only cover around half your screen. This is the simple way to do it. If you have photoshop, you can open any sized picture and change the picture size (sometimes you will loose quality). hope this helps :)

Jan 21, 2008 | Printers & Copiers

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Scanning high Quality images


Two questions for you to help with a solution:

1. What operating system are you using?
2. Are you able to scan an image of any size (even a postage stamp size) at 2400 dpi? (Try setting the scanner to just scan a small section of a larger image as a test for this.)

If you can scan smaller size images at 2400 dpi then it is possible to scan the image in two (or more) parts (upper half / lower half) and then re-assemble the image in an editing program.

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