Image Scanning Quick Guide

Posted by cpapciak on 5-20-2011

This is a series of charts that was put together to help you organize your image scanning job. These charts should provide some insight that will be helpful to your planning your image scanning.

Photo Scanning Reference Chart – The chart below will show you the resulting pixel and file sizes from your photo scanning, as well as the max print size you can create from your scans.

Size Output 300 DPI Output 600 DPI Max Print Size Output File Size JPEG 300 DPI Output File Size JPEG 600 DPI Output File Size TIFF 300 DPI Output File Size TIFF 600 DPI
2×3 600×900 1200×1800 4×6 0.6 MB 2 MB 2 MB 7 MB
3×5 900×1500 1800×3000 6×10 1 MB 4 MB 4 MB 15 MB
4×6 1200×1800 2400×3600 8×12 2 MB 7 MB 6 MB 25 MB
5×7 1500×2100 3000×4200 10×14 3 MB 12 MB 11 MB 49 MB
8×10 2400×3000 4800×6000 16×20 6 MB 20 MB 14 MB 75 MB
11×14 3300×4200 6600×8400 22×28 13 MB 40 MB 50 MB 150 MB

The chart below will show you how many photos will fit on one of our 100-year archival DVDs.

Size JPEG 300 DPI JPEG 600 DPI TIFF 300 DPI TIFF 600 DPI
2×3 7440 2230 2230 635
3×5 4460 1110 1110 295
4×6 2230 630 740 175
5×7 1480 370 400 90
8×10 740 220 315 55
11×14 340 110 85 25

Negatives/Slide Scanning Reference Chart – The chart below will show you the resulting pixel and file sizes from your slide scanning and negative scanning, as well as the max print size you can create from your scans.

Format Output 2000 DPI Output 3000 DPI Output 4000 DPI Max Print Size 2000 DPI Max Print Size 3000 DPI Max Print Size 4000 DPI
35mm 1400×2500 2550×3750 3400×5000 4×7 8×12 10×15
110 1000×1300 1500×1950 2000×2600 3×4 4×6 5×7
126 2000×2000 3000×3000 4000×4000 5×5 9×9 12×12
127 Super 2800×2800 4200×4200 5600×5600 8×8 13×13 17×17
120 small 3200×4200 4800×6300 6400×8400 9×13 16×20 20×27
120 large 4200×5500 6300×8250 8400×11000 13×17 21×26 27×35
3D/Disc 1500×1700 2250×2550 3000×3400 4×4 7×8 9×10

Slide/Negative Scanning Output File Sizes – The chart below will show you the resulting file sizes from your slide and negative scans.

Format File Size JPEG 2000 DPI File Size TIFF 2000 DPI File Size JPEG 3000 DPI File Size TIFF 3000 DPI File Size JPEG 4000 DPI File Size TIFF 4000 DPI
35mm 6 MB 14 MB 14 MB 30 MB 25 MB 55 MB
110 2 MB 4 MB 5 MB 9 MB 8 MB 15 MB
126 6 MB 12 MB 13 MB 26 MB 23 MB 46 MB
127 Super 12 MB 23 MB 26 MB 51 MB 45 MB 90 MB
120 small 20 MB 39 MB 44 MB 87 MB 77 MB 154 MB
120 large 34 MB 67 MB 75 MB 149 MB 133 MB 265 MB
3D/Disc 4 MB 8 MB 9 MB 17 MB 15 MB 30 MB

The chart below will show you the number of scanned Slides/Negatives that fit on a DVD.

Format JPEG 2000 DPI TIFF 2000 DPI JPEG 3000 DPI TIFF 3000 DPI JPEG 4000 DPI TIFF 4000 DPI
35mm 740 315 315 145 175 80
110 2230 1115 890 495 555 295
126 740 370 340 170 190 95
127 Super 370 190 170 85 95 45
120 small 220 110 100 50 55 25
120 large 130 65 55 28 30 15
3D/Disc 1115 550 495 260 295 145

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About cpapciak

As a blogger of DVD Your Memories, Chris is the most regular blogger, reviewer and coder for this site.

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One Response to Image Scanning Quick Guide

  1. Marilyn Smith says:

    Thanks, Chris, for the info. I am trying to do some scanning of old photos and this is a helpful chart.

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