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Compressing Scanned Files on HP Officejet Pro X476dn MFP

 
mistercat
Occasional Visitor

Compressing Scanned Files on HP Officejet Pro X476dn MFP

I sometimes have to scan large files, and essentially these files are adding up and filling up space on my computer. I know that when I scan a document from the printer to my email I can go under "settings" then click "compressed file" for the document type. This does not seem to be compressing my files to the extent that I would like them. I also know that you can downgrade the resolution to help compress the file a little more, but this is not the solution I am looking for.  I would like to avoid compressing these scanned files on my computer at all costs.

 

Does anyone know of a way to compress a scanned file substantially from the actual HP Officejet Pro X476dn MFP scanner settings? Please let me know if you can help me with this issue!

 

Thanks so much.

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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Compressing Scanned Files on HP Officejet Pro X476dn MFP

> [...] HP Officejet Pro X476dn MFP

 

   So you really should be asking about this in a printer/scanner forum
rather than in this "Community Feedback & Suggestions" forum, but...

 

> [...] does not seem to be compressing my files to the extent that I
> would like [...]

 

   With my weak psychic powers, I don't know what "my files" are, or
exactly how you got them, but most commonly-used formats (JPEG, PDF,
TIFF, ...) are compressed to begin with, so additional attempts to
compress them typically achieve little.

 

   Knowing nothing about your computer or its operating system, or
exactly what you're doing, I can't offer specific advice, but the most
effective way to reduce the space occupied by your image files may be to
reduce the amount of information in them. That is, specify a lower
resolution when scanning. Or, ask for monochrome instead of color. If
you don't care about the format, different file formats may use more or
less effective compression.

 

   You may find it helpful to run some experiments, scanning a typical
document at various resolutions (or to different formats) to see how
small you can make the resulting file before the quality gets
objectionably poor.

RASHMI
Trusted Contributor

Re: Compressing Scanned Files on HP Officejet Pro X476dn MFP