I'm looking to optimize scanning with OSX's native scanner. Ideally I would like it to be able to produce a multi-page black & white pdf that is under 1MB in size, however, I can't figure out a way to make this happen.
Often I'll have people send me the same document that is under 500KB, but when I print it out, sign it, and then scan it back in, it ends up being a very large document. Also, if I set it to under 200dpi, it seems my quality suffers noticeably, and even at 72dpi (which is pretty much blurry), I end up with documents over 1MB.
My settings are the following:
- Kind: Black & White
- Resolution: 200dpi
- Size: US Letter
- Format: PDF (combine into single document)
- All other options: None
Is this something OSX's native scanning program is just not up to? Are there better programs out there I should be using?