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Re: [OT] scanned files are large in size




Siard wrote:

> After scanning, an image almost always needs editing. Crop, rotate to
> correct a skew horizon, remove specks, adjust light and contrast.
> Gimp can open a pdf, but not in its original resolution, so there is
> loss of quality.  Pdfimages can extract the image first, but its
> original format (tiff? jpg? pnm?) remains unclear then, so there is a
> conversion, again causing loss of quality (AFAIU).

Don't know about you, but I usually press the button and get the image.
Sometimes I use PDF to scan multiple pages into one document, sometimes I
scan in PNG or JPG and create a PDF out of them.

As a user I do not want to spend time for correction. Put the image in the
scanner the way you want it to be scanned, select the options on software
side and just press a button.