Scan Resolution Guidelines

The Resolution setting, measured in dpi (dots per inch), controls the amount of detail captured in your scans. Increasing the resolution raises the amount of detailed captured but comes with the following disadvantages:
Select a Resolution setting based on how you plan to use the scanned image:
Note: If you plan to enlarge a scanned image so you can print it at a larger size, increase the resolution by the same amount you will increase the image size to retain a high image quality. For example, if you normally scan your image in its original size at 300 dpi but plan to double the image size later, change the Resolution setting to 600 dpi. If you are scanning long documents, you may not be able to scan above 300 dpi.