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Author Topic: Pdf files from scans  (Read 1910 times)

henryg

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Pdf files from scans
« on: September 09, 2011, 09:40:50 AM »
It is quite a while since I upgraded, and the scan import is just the best new feature I could possibly have wanted, so thank you  :D  :Thmbsup:

One small point though, I like to save my scans as pdf rather than png, but find the pdf file sizes quite large eg a B&W png of 279kb created a pdf of 1907kb, whereas if I printed the png to PDF reDirect Pro the file size was only 343kb.

Thank you for continuing to develop this great little app.

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Re: Pdf files from scans
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 09:42:58 AM »
Hi henry --

Thanks for the kind words -- i am proud of the scanning functions in screenshot captor; i hope more people discover them -- i suspect most never do.

I'll take a look at the compression options for pdf saving and try to expose some in the screenshot captor options.  I suspect the difference in size comes down to that.

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Re: Pdf files from scans
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 03:58:16 PM »
I had no idea Screenshot Captor could scan to PDF...this definitely would have been used when my HP Solution Center software suddenly decided to stop working last month.  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Pdf files from scans
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 05:13:46 AM »
mouser,
if you are looking at PDF/Screenshot Captor, I'll bump this request again:
- to keep original document size when saving as PDF
(details quoted in spoiler)

Spoiler
  1) I scan something, say a letter - text fits easily in A4 page
   2) tidy & crop it in SC
   3) when it is saved as PDF, SC enlarges the scanned image so as it fills the (A4) page to the very edge

I was hoping that step #3 could be stopped/removed ?

I notice when I save a screenshot using "save as", there is drop-down-options "Fit" where I can set percentage between 25% and 400%. I thought this could be a good workaround when saving a scan as PDF - but unfortunately it doesnt work when I save as PDF - the image always fills the page (no margin even)

So, I guess there is an invisible setting somewhere that defaults to "Fit" when saving as PDF. Is there a reason for this? - if it's just accidental would you be able to change it to 100% [i.e. actual scan-image size doesnt get changed - unless I change it manually] ?

Tom

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Re: Pdf files from scans
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2011, 08:03:37 AM »
thank you for reminding me about this -- i will have another look.