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Title: DPI for ebook?
Post by: Wonky on September 29, 2011, 10:51 PM
Hi all. I just dug a bunch of my old comics out of storage and started scanning them before the pages disintigrate...I was thinking it might be fun to self-publish them as an e-book (I've got about 250 pages worth of material.)

I was just wondering what DPI I should scan at for a project like this. I did some at 200 DPI, don't want to have to do all the work over.
Title: Re: DPI for ebook?
Post by: Simon Haynes on September 30, 2011, 03:13 AM
300 dpi for printing, and I believe 72 dpi is usual for display screens (although many use higher resolutions - e.g. mine is set to 120dpi)

So, 200dpi should be fine for display use.
Title: Re: DPI for ebook?
Post by: Wonky on September 30, 2011, 04:59 AM
300 dpi for printing, and I believe 72 dpi is usual for display screens (although many use higher resolutions - e.g. mine is set to 120dpi)

So, 200dpi should be fine for display use.

Thanks, that was what I thought. I may go higher just in case I ever want to print the scans.
Title: Re: DPI for ebook?
Post by: Jeff Smith on November 18, 2011, 01:38 PM
Yes 300 dpi or more for printed material. I would just scan them and make a multi page pdf and then covert it to epub format using epubbud.com. Epub concerting software does all of the file conversion stuff for you.
Title: Re: DPI for ebook?
Post by: Wonky on November 19, 2011, 05:46 PM
Yes 300 dpi or more for printed material. I would just scan them and make a multi page pdf and then covert it to epub format using epubbud.com. Epub concerting software does all of the file conversion stuff for you.

Thanks. I did scan everything at 300, I will probably proceed as you suggest once everything is ready.