I have a sketch on paper that I would like to send to someone via email. What can I do to send it to them without changing the size of it and will still allow for them to print it back onto paper? Would this all be easier if I just sent it through the local post?

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    Uh...are you looking for a way to create a digital sketch or a way to digitize a paper sketch? Distance won't change the size of the sketch. ;-) Dec 16, 2011 at 16:31
  • @lawndartcatcher Hopefully the edited question will help make it a bit more clear:D
    – Kate
    Dec 16, 2011 at 17:58
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    SCAN -> pdf -> email?
    – DA01
    Dec 16, 2011 at 18:41

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It sounds like you are concerned about keeping the scale the same?

It depends on who you are sending it to. For example, if you scan the drawing at 150dpi and then send it to someone who will print it out at home, that should work perfectly. Same thing with 300dpi for a high end printer. It is typically the dpi (dots-per-inch) or ppi (pixels-per-inch) that will change your scale, because your pixel size should always stay the same.

You will also want to make sure that when the recipient prints it out, they choose not to scale the image in their printer settings.

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