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Home Scanning

If you wish to scan & create a digital version of your image(s) on your home scanner it's fine.
You will need to suppply an image to us that is of a high enough resolution to be suitable for printing.

As a rule, your image should be no lower than 300 ppi (pixels per inch). In many circumstances it is preferable for more.

Many old pre-1960's images can be small in physical size. If it is your intention to reprint your image at a more modern increased size, the quality of your image copy will be enhanced immeasurably by a higher ppi; for example, 600 ppi.

If you are not familiar with your home scanner software, we have found a couple of youtube video tuturial videos that may be of some help. Remember to pay attention to that 'ppi' - oh and some software may refer to it as 'dpi'.

Make sure your scanner bed is free of dust.

Save your image to the best possible quality. JPEG compression will degrade your image.


Windows: Brother MFC 7430
WIndows: Brother Multi-function centre


Windows: Canon Pixma MX320 Printer

MAC: How to Scan Documents with your Canon Pixma MX340


MAC: How to Scan with Epsom
MAC: Using Epsom software


Windows: How to Scan Documents with your HP Deskjet Printer Scanner

Windows: HP OfficeJet 6500A

Scanning to Devices and Printers in Windows 10 and 8

MAC: How to Scan Documents with your HP Deskjet Printer Scanner



What now?

Send your digital image to Picture Fixer and we will send you a quote for the digital restoration of your image.