File Sizes

"Where did all of the storage space on my hard drive go??" You may find it useful to understand how file sizes are calculated.

If you scan an 8" x 10" print at 600ppi, you end up with:

8" x 600ppi = 4,800 pixels

10" x 600ppi = 6,000 pixels

4,800 pixels x 6,000 pixels = 28,800,000 bytes

28,800,000 bytes x 3 colors = 86,400,000 bytes


As you can see, it would not take long to fill-up your hard drive with a few scans of this size!

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