Scan Resolution Guidelines

The resolution setting in your scanning software, measured in dpi (dots per inch), controls the amount of detail captured in your scans. Increasing the resolution raises the amount of detail captured but comes with the following disadvantages:

If you plan to enlarge a scanned image so you can print it at a larger size, you may need to increase the resolution from the default resolution set by the software. Follow these guidelines to determine the resolution setting you need: