How do I change default scan settings?
October 30, 2009 9:44 AM Subscribe
How can I reduce the file size of a scanned document in Windows XP?
posted by MrMulan to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
I have narrowed it down to something in the XP OS.
Boss has a Canon MFP that would scan to his PC. Test scan file would be about 300Kb pdf.
Boss got a new PC. I installed the same Canon software and used the same settings his old PC used, except now the actual scan takes longer and the file is over 1,000Kb.
I uninstalled the Canon software on both machines and used the built in Windows fax and scan app...same thing...old PC creates a fast scan with small output file, new PC creates a slower scan with a larger output file.
Again, all settings, resolution, ect. are the same on both machines.
I know there is free third party software to reduce after the fact, but I don't want to go there and give him another step to do.
Can't find anything that applies to this scenario on G. As always, thanks in advance.