How do a make sure the file size of a scanned file is small enough so I can email it?

by on August 1, 2009

Q: How do I go about scanning a document, picture, map or photo to email? My computer has Vista home premium, the printer/scanner is HP Officejet J4580 all in one. When I scan a brochure for example by following the directions in HP solution centre, it saves as a jpeg file about 870KB in size. However when I scan a sketch, the file is an enormous 2MB. This is the problem as file too big to email.


One Response to “How do a make sure the file size of a scanned file is small enough so I can email it?”
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    To decrease the size of your file you will want to change the DPI (Dots Per Inch) setting to something between 75 and 150. I am not sure exactly what the software you are using looks like but it should be a setting right the scan page.