ncage 3 Posted May 6, 2015 Share Posted May 6, 2015 Hello everyone, I've made up my mind i'm going to be getting a scansnap ix500 scanner and have quite a few general questions on scanning. I currently have a brother scanner that goes all the way up to 1200DPI and i'm always confused on what to scan at. First of all my brother offers the array or scan types:24bit color256 colorTrue GrayGray (error diffusion)Black & White While of course some things scream scan in color the array or black/gray is confusing when you would want to use each. I don't know if the ix500 will have such an array of choices though. I might still occasionally use the brother scanner (because its also my printer) but i will use the ix500 most of the time I'm also always confused about what resolution to scan at. Does the resolution you scan at affect the size of item when you print? Generally when i print i want a 1/1 reproduction of the original item scanned. I don't want to blow it up or shrink it down. So when i speak of size i'm not talking item weight (in terms of file size) but print size. Any recommendations on choosing what resolution to scan @? Another question is there any need to make searchable pdfs because won't evernote essentially do that when they get uploaded? When they talk OCR capabilities the generally always talking about making the pdfs searchable or is that referring to something else? I was suprised at the lack of TWAIN support. Is that really that important anymore? For those who have an ix500 has Fujitsu been good on updating their drivers for new version of Mac/Windows? Brother has been awesome in terms of drivers support. I'd hate to have to update the scanner in a few years because the refuse to keep drivers updated. One last question. Is it always advisable to scan most stuff in PDFs (excluding items that are really photos of course)? Thanks everyone.... Link to comment
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