Q: creating good-quality PDFs from scans?

Eric ejazzkatt at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 15:17:57 UTC 2008


D. R. Evans wrote:
> I am in the process of migrating one of my few remaining activities from
> Windows to Kubuntu: scanning and filing documents.
> 
> I have never tried to perform this kind of opertaion under Linux before,
> and I'm having a problem with the quality of the final stored files.
> 
> I got kooka working fine, and the image files that it creates at a 300dpi
> scan look really good. BUT I can't figure out how to generate high-quality
> PDFs from them.
> 
> I have tried printing to the PDF print-to-file printer installed by
> Kubuntu, but the quality of the output frankly sucks. Instead of crisp,
> clear characters (which is what appears on the image produced by kooka),
> it's like I'm looking at a low-quality JPG with artifacts around the
> characters.
> 
> I've tried messing with all kinds of settings, but nothing seems to make
> any difference at all.
> 
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get PDFs that are of a
> similar quality to the original images?
> 
>   Doc


I've never had that problem. Maybe you might want to look at Xsane if 
your can't figure out what is going wrong when you use Kooka.

Eric Jackson

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