Resolution Setting in Windows MP130

 

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Resolution Setting in Windows MP130

Solution

Resolution Setting in Windows

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click 'Start', point to '(All) Programs', 'Canon', then 'ScanGearStarter'. Then click 'ScanGearStarter'. ScanGearStarter launches ScanGear MP. If multiple scanner drivers are installed, the driver selection dialog box is displayed. Select the scanner driver to use.

  2. Click the 'Advanced Mode' tab on the upper right to switch.



    Simple Mode



    Advanced Mode

  3. Place the document face-down on the platen glass.

  4. Set the Output Resolution.

    Select resolution for scanned material. The higher the resolution (number), the more detail in your image; the lower the resolution (number), the less detail. Select one from the options displayed by clicking the button, or type a value in the 25-2400 dpi range (in 1 dpi increments) or from any one of 4800, 7200 and 9600 dpi.



  5. Click 'Scan'. The image will be scanned.



  6. Save the scanned image(s) on your computer.

Determining resolution:

Specify the resolution under Scanning Resolution in the Scan Settings dialog box in MP Navigator, or under Output Resolution in Advanced Mode with ScanGear MP.

NOTE: 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 [dpi] (dots per inch) refers to the number of dots in one inch. Resolution will determine the amount of detail your image contains. The higher the resolution (number), the more detail in your image; the lower the resolution (number), the less detail. As a general rule, you should select a scanning resolution that corresponds to your final output device such as a monitor or printer.

Images for display on a monitor -

Images for display on a monitor should be scanned at a resolution of 100 dpi, which is close to resolution of ordinal display.


Images for printing -

Images to be printed should be scanned at a resolution that corresponds to the resolution of the printer. For example, if you are using a 600 dpi black and white printer, you should scan your document at [600 dpi].

NOTE: With a color printer, the colors are expressed as a certain percentage of ink pigment so scanning your document at half the resolution of the printer should be fine. For example, if you are using a 600 dpi color printer, you should scan your document at [300 dpi].

Printing to scale -

For example, if you print a document that is twice the size vertically and horizontally, the resolution of your document will be reduced by half.

If the resolution of the original document is 300 dpi, the resolution of the enlarged document will be 150 dpi. If you print the document with a 600 dpi color printer, the lack of detail in the image may be obvious. In such a case, if you scan at a resolution of 600 dpi, the resolution will be 300 dpi even if you double the size of the document and you can print the document with sufficient quality.

Conversely, if you print a document at a half scale, it should be sufficient to scan at half the resolution.


Resolution and data size -

If you double the resolution, the image data will be four times greater. If the data is too large, the processing speed will slow down significantly, and you may experience inconvenience such as lack of memory. Make sure the resolution corresponds to the purpose of use of the image and is set at the lowest level possible.

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Updated   08/18/2015

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