[WEB4LIB] Re: Best Scanner Settings for PDF files
Masters, Gary E
GEM at CDRH.FDA.GOV
Thu Jul 20 10:11:09 EDT 2000
I have a comment and a question.
My comment is that hard disk space is not expensive. Big files are not what
they used to be. What size of file are we talking about?
My question: Is there a compressed PDF format, or is it already compressed?
I know that some of the new formats are driving compression into the ground.
Look at what DivX can do. I am amazed - or is that gain just for motion?
Gary E. Masters
CDRH - FDA
From: Leo Robert Klein [SMTP:leo_klein at baruch.cuny.edu]
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2000 10:04 AM
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Subject: [WEB4LIB] Re: Best Scanner Settings for PDF files
On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, giz womack wrote:
>Our library is working on a online reserve project. The files on
>are scanned and stored as PDF files. My question is: Does anyone
>any thoughts on optimal scanner settings for scanning such files?
>is the best compromise of resolution versus file size. At 300 dpi
>looks great, but the file is enourmous. At 150-200 it is a much
>file, but the resolution is not ideal. Any thoughts, ideas?Tips,
Are you all using Distiller to compress the files? In any case, we
scanning at 300 dpi 2 bit (line art). Once we've got them in at
level, we bring them down to 200 dpi in Distiller.
It's important to play around with the settings in Distiller till
found the lowest acceptable point while at the same time of course
maintaining legibility. Distiller's defaults genenerally aren't
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