On 7/15/07, Paul Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
> > I need to scan a textbook, black and white. Could someone please > > advice me about the settings (resolution, brightness, etc.) in order > > to get a small pdf file? > > Some time ago, on this very list I believe, someone posted the results > of their OCR experiments. It seems that accuracy peaked at about 300 > dpi if I remember correctly, and actually dropped off below that. I > don't remember what OCR engine he was using. I wouldn't scan the > textbook directly to pdf, even if your only intention is to reprint > it. In that case, just go to a photocopier. OCR and reformatting the > text will look much nicer. If it's English text, then it shouldn't be > much of a problem. Thanks, Dotan. I have set the resolution at 300 dpi, but I get 1 MB per page. Can one reduce the size of the pdf file?
Sorry, I was wrong. Actually, I get 35 KB per page, after saving it to a file. Paul