scanned image size

Ingo Malchow imalchow at
Fri Jan 25 14:56:55 GMT 2013

Am 25.01.2013 14:13 schrieb "Doug" <dmcgarrett at>:
> Hope this is the right forum for the question:
> I scan an image in using xsane.  It displays magnified many many times. I
> that image as a .png file, and then when I open it, or email it someone
who opens it,
> either in Linux or in Windows, the image comes out very small on the
> smaller than what the original was.
> (I'm scanning using the scan function of an Epson WP-4530 multi-function
> printer, networked via Ethernet.)
> So: is there any way to make the scanned image on screen in xsane look a
> reasonable facsimile, size-wise, of the original document or picture, and
> there a way to make that image come out about that same size when
> saved as .png and viewed by an image viewer like Gwenview, or Windows
> Photo Viewer?
> Thanx--doug

This is probably not the best fitting mailinglist, as this is a KDE centric
user mailinglist.
However, if i get it right, your problem seems to be the image viewer of
choice doesn't seem to view an image in the original size but rather fits
it to screen. And that is probably exactly what is happening.
E.g. i have set gwenview to display images to that per default. If i need
to zoom into an image to see the correct size i can do so.
But you can't force a setting on users. Neither does there exist a global
solution that sets any image viewer accordingly.
Note, this assumes that you have scanned the image correctly and it is
indeed saved in a  higher resolution.

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