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I have a paper form that I ultimately want to us as a background template in SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio for a report. When I scan the form, it results in a 5088 x 6600 image - which is way too big. When I try to re-size the image in PS 6 (I know, but it's all we have at my office) the text becomes unreadable.

So basically I want to scan a paper form that is 8.5x11 and have it appear the same aspect ratio on my screen and also have it print out in the same size.

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What dpi or resolution is the scanner set to scan at? –  Scott Jun 11 '12 at 23:50
    
Closely related: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/95/… –  e100 Jun 12 '12 at 9:24
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What you need to do is change the resolution of the scan. In the scanner settings there is a setting for "dpi". Currently, from the pixel dimensions you give, it's set to 600 dpi which is way more than you need.

150 dpi is probably a decent compromise between screen size and printability.

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if you want to same size like your screen then scan in 72 DPI Resulation and if you want for printing purpose then 150 Dpi is best size..

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72ppi is much lower resolution than any screen you'll be using. –  e100 Jun 12 '12 at 8:59
    
72 PPI is just for view not for print.. –  Graphic Design Guy Jun 12 '12 at 9:03
    
Yes, but what is your screen's PPI? –  e100 Jun 12 '12 at 9:23
    
my screen resulation is 72 dpi –  Graphic Design Guy Jun 12 '12 at 12:38
    
One of mine is 63dpi, the other about 110ppi. –  e100 Jun 12 '12 at 16:30
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